Showing posts with label mushrooms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mushrooms. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Portobello Bruschetta Pizzas | Recipe

Umm yumm! Kudos to the husband on this one.

We are on a health kick in this household - eating as clean as possible and hitting the treadmill and bowflex. And well, the hubs kind of threw together this amazing recipe. All I can say is - who needs takeout when you have this?

Even ask the hubs... He's all for replacing that awful take out for this new recipe he whipped up. And did I mention you can have them put together and cooked in about 15 minutes - not even!

Portobello Bruschetta Pizzas (1 Serving)

1 large portobello mushroom
2 heaping tbsp president's choice tomato basil bruschetta
2 tbsp Mozzarella Cheese (more is always better - it's cheese)
1 clove Garlic sliced (optional)

Remove the stems and membranes (is that what you call the messy brown stuff) from the mushrooms. Spoon desired amount of bruschetta mix onto mushroom, roughly 2 tbsp should do. Then slice up some garlic and place on. YUMM! Finally sprinkle the desired amount of cheese on top.

Put the oven on broil-high and watch them closely. Once the cheese starts bubbling and turning brown they're done! Remove them from the oven and try to only eat one! 

The mushroom keeps a firmness to it that makes it seem like a crust. So good. I think adding some more vegetables or even some meat would work well too. 

I can hardly wait for pizza night just talking about them!

You're welcome ;)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Portobello Mushrooms Sauteed in Red Wine & Garlic

Wow! What a busy weekend. We had a few visitors at our open house, very exciting! We had dinner with the fam jam and we spent the rest of the time getting the house ready or trying to catch our breathe. Tonight we went to look at a house (I'll tell you about it later) and came home to make a nice dinner, pork chops, portobello mushrooms sauteed in red wine and garlic, baby potatoes and fresh french bread from the oven. Mmm... I do love to cook. So, I thought I'd share the recipe with you that we used (followed on

Portobello Mushrooms Sauteed in Red Wine and Garlic


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion , cut longitudinally (we used a red onion)
4 garlic cloves , chopped
1 pinch sugar
2 beef bouillon cubes , crushed (we used 2 packages)
2 tablespoons dry red wine (we used regular red wine and added more throughout cooking)
2 medium portobello mushrooms

Warm a saute pan over medium heat and add oil, onions, garlic and sugar. Saute onions until they are soft, about 5 minutes.

Next, add beef bouillon and wine and stir until the bouillon dissolves. Continue to saute the onions until most of the wine has been absorbed, about 4-5 minutes.

Next, add mushrooms (we sliced ours) and saute until soft, about 5 more minutes - turning during to cook each side. We added wine throughout to keep the pan from drying out.


Place caps on plate, top with sauce and enjoy! Make sure you serve it hot - it was great with pork chops and fresh baby potatoes.

Okay, now as promised, the house tour tonight was great. There was a huge building on the acre and a half lot that was currently being used as a cafe, but easily could be converted into an amazing wood shop. Inside the brick home itself was the most amazing character, a brick wall in the kitchen that was exposed, large trim around the rooms, built in shelves in the dining room and a claw foot tub in the bathroom. Character is what we have been looking for and it certainly had it! The problem is, we can't decide whether character with the quirks of an old house is better than a new house that doesn't have any hidden surprises. Hmm... I guess we'll have to wait and see. Oh yes, and I told you I'd bat my eyes, Ryan is coming with me to San Francisco and we're making a weeks vacay out of it... definitely exciting and I can't wait to share the pics!