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Foodie Friday: Great Meat Substitute Discovery

Ellen Darby, a highly inspiring and enthusiastic Healthy Eating Specialist at the WFM store in University Heights, Ohio recently hosted their first New Good Food Book Club meeting. She provided about 10 different unique fruits and vegetables for the attendees to sample. One was maitaiki mushrooms. Ellen reported that when you cook maitaiki mushrooms, they resemble pulled pork with a texture very similar to meat.

She served the mushrooms on little slices of bread with the “gravy” and said it was extremely similar to a hot beef sandwich!

Maitaiki Mushrooms

1 Cup Maitaiki mushrooms
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T soy sauce
∏ cup water (include soaking water)
1 T ginger root/finely grated, squeeze out juice/discard pulp.

Soak maitaiki for 20 minutes in warm water to cover
Drain/reserve water
Saute garlic and mushrooms 2-3 minutes
Add shoyo and water
Cover and simmer another 5 minutes
Pour ginger juice over mushrooms
Saute another 2-3 minutes

Ellen’s Notes:  I did not use the ginger juice. I didn’t measure the soy sauce and water (by the way, I had more than enough water from the soaking water and did not need to add any). I just added soy and water to taste, adding enough to make sufficient “gravy.”  We sampled on bread with the gravy but this would be great on pasta, rice, etc.

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