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As we head into the rainy season all I want is comfort food. Well, thanks to all this rain, the ultimate coastal comfort food is beginning to pop up all over the place … mushrooms!
Not only do mushrooms add the perfect umami flavor to a variety of comfort foods, they also add a boost of macronutrients that support a healthy immune system, which is what we all need as we head into the rainy season.
Chanterelle mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamins D, A, E and C, several B vitamins, beta-carotene, potassium, selenium, manganese, copper, iron and phosphorus. They are higher in vitamin D than any commercially grown mushrooms, and can contain between 60 to 100 percent of your daily recommended intake per cup — with only just 17 calories per cup.
Mushrooms have been praised for centuries for their medicinal benefits, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, so there’s absolutely no guilt when indulging in fall comfort foods this time of year.
Always use caution when harvesting mushrooms in the wild; many species are not edible and may cause permanent organ damage or even death. If in search of wild mushrooms but don’t know how to identify them, our local farmers markets are a great place to purchase them from the experts who know them best.
Time to make: 1 hour
Also make with: Any ground game
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