For a healthier life, enjoy the power of mushrooms. Just 3 mushrooms a day (100g) is enough to enjoy great nutrition and health benefits.
Mushrooms are a powerhouse of essential minerals including selenium, potassium, phosphorous and copper. Eating mushrooms is a simple way to boost your mineral intake with very few calories.
The most flavoursome mushrooms are the flat mushrooms, but all three types: button, cup and flat mushrooms, have different texture and nutrition qualities to suit different meals.
Roasted mushroom and Cauliflower Soup
(brought to you by Power of Mushrooms)
1 small (600g) cauliflower, trimmed,chopped
500g cup mushrooms, slice
4 tbs olive oil
3 tsp curry powder
1 leek, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
4 cups salt-reduced chicken stock
½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Multigrain cheese toasties, to serve
Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan forced. Scatter cauliflower over base of a greased roasting pan and mushrooms into another pan. Drizzle 1½ tablespoons of oil over each pan and then sprinkle each pan with 1½ teaspoons curry powder, season and turn to coat. Place cauliflower on top shelf and mushrooms underneath in oven, roast both for 20-25 minutes until tender.
Heat remaining oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until soft. Pour over stock and bring to the boil. Add roasted cauliflower and mushrooms and return to the boil.
Remove from the heat. Blend or process soup, in batches, to desired consistency. Stir in parsley, taste and adjust seasoning. Ladle into warm bowls. Serve with cheese toasts if desired.
Cheese toasties: Mix 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard and 30g olive butter together. Spread over both sides of 4 slices bread. Top two slices bread with 80g thinly sliced gruyere cheese. Sandwich together with remaining bread. Press down firmly. Cook sandwiches in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden.
Let the power of mushrooms satisfy your taste buds!