maitake mushroom slathered in barbecue sauce being cut on a cutting board
Foraged Foods

Breathtaking BBQ Maitake Mushroom

This special technique comes from Wicked Healthy (check out wickedhealthyfood.com for more amazing vegetarian recipes!) with a couple small flourishes of my own. By brining and pressing the mushroom, you end up with an extra meaty texture.

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blanched spinach dressed in sesame sauce
Recipes

Japanese Spinach Goma-ae

This healthy spinach side dish has a sweet, nutty flavour and goes with pretty much any meal. It is particularly well-suited as a sushi side dish.

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pan seared maitake mushroom in soba broth
Foraged Foods

Kake Soba with Pan Seared Maitake Mushrooms

Kake Soba is a basic Japanese recipe for soy, mirin, and dashi broth poured over cooked soba noodles. In this recipe, lightly inspired by a Bon Appétit recipe, the broth gets simplified and the soup is topped with crispy and meaty Maitake mushrooms and an assortment of crunchy and spicy accoutrements.

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two arancini balls in a bed of red tomato sauce and sprinkled with parmesan
Recipes

Leftover Risotto Arancini

Leftover risotto is never as good the next day. All the work you put into it to make it creamy, silky, and luscious is lost. Luckily leftover risotto has the perfect texture for making arancini!

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Bowl full of rice vermicelli noodles and colourful vegetables herbs and edible flowers
Foraged Foods

Vietnamese Bún with Puffball Mushroom

Bún is a traditional Vietnamese dish of rice vermicelli noodles topped with meat, veggies, and sometimes chopped spring rolls. It is served with nước chấm, a bracing sauce made primarily of fish sauce.

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4 jars of diced tomatoes
How-To

How to Can Diced Tomatoes for the Freezer

This easy instructional will show you how to preserve your summer bounty of tomatoes into a useful product you can use later. You’ll be thanking your past-self for the work done when you pop open a jar in February and feel the summer sunshine cascading out!

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french style baguette
Baking

Garlic and Rosemary Baguette

The addition of garlic and rosemary makes this bread extra delicious! Serve with charcuterie, as a sandwich, or on its own slathered with some good quality butter.

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mashed potatoes mixed with green kale, with braised red cabbage and a smoked sausage on top
Pork

Dutch-Style Stamppot

Stamppot is the blanket term for mashed vegetables in the Netherlands. It is also their national dish! This stamppot is made with green curly kale, or boerenkool, and is served with a Dutch smoked sausage (rookworst or metworst).

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grilled slices of puffball mushroom coated in za'atar spice on a blue plate
Foraged Foods

Smoked Za’atar Puffball Mushroom

Manakish is a Levantine dish consisting of pita bread, slathered in za’atar, cheese, or minced meat and baked, almost like an Arabic pizza. Giving puffball mushrooms a similar treatment makes for seasoned crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside deliciousness!

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