Posted Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM
mushrooms! Add chopped mushrooms to chili (with lots of beans as well - we sometimes do 'black and white chili' with both black beans and white beans, plus corn, other veggies maybe, tomato, chopped mushrooms (also white), onion, bell peppers, and spices). Make sure, too, that he's not limiting to one serving of the entrees - he needs to eat enough to feel satisfied. Add mushrooms to wraps (hummus, bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, etc). Portabellas can be grilled and served like a burger patty (marinate them first for an even more 'meaty' experience). But, you don't have to go expensive - plain old white button shrooms work nicely in stir fry, chili, soup. We also make a hash with chopped root veggies, onions, beans(whichever ones we've got already cooked in the fridge), shrooms if we have some. Cut the veggies into cubes about 1/4" or so. Saute in a bit of veggie stock - start with the stock and the onions. Add the hardest veggies (like carrot) first, then add the next hardest and so on, every couple minutes testing and adding. We usually have potato, sweet potato, turnip, parsnip, carrot, onion in the hash. Beans get added last just to warm through (since they're already cooked - don't want them getting mushy). We've also added hard squashes like acorn or butternut - they also go in near the end (but before the beans) because they can cook fast and mush if added too soon. Add shrooms and/or cooked beans to pasta sauce.