Tag Archives: vitamin D

Square meal

Polenta can be eaten as pasta. Even though Wikipedia describes the polenta cooking process as long with high maintenance in stirring, my coarse style farmer variety cooks relatively fast. Early prepared, the polenta has time to settle in the refrigerator and can be used instead of pasta with quite sophisticated sauces. I used a mushroom sauce, inspired by reading the Engine 2 cookbook. If you have leftover wine, it gives nice flavor to the sauce. However you can also just add more vegetable broth. See recipe

Getting the B’s and D’s

Mushrooms are a natural source of Vitamin D! I love to eat mushrooms, but was surprised to read how nutritionally beneficial they are. In winter, when building vitamin D is harder with limited daylight, adding mushrooms to your plate is a good idea to fight the winter blues. Mushrooms are also high in B vitamins, and minerals, low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients. Most mushrooms have a high protein content, usually around 20-30% by dry weight. Continue reading

Veganize it!

Don’t throw away your old cookbook, veganize it! Some of our family recipes are worth keeping after replacing the fat dripping and cholesterol raising ingredients. The recently published book ‘Veganize it’ helps how to replace ingredients such as sugar, eggs, dairy and meat. I replaced the cream in this mushroom wine sauce from my favorite Pizza & Pasta cookbook, with coconut milk. The result is amazing.  See recipe