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Happy National Mushroom Day!

October 12, 2018

October 15 is one of the greatest days of the year: National Mushroom Day (not to be confused with Day of the Mushroom). While we believe that every day is mushroom day, National Mushroom Day means all eyes are on mushrooms, so get ready for a fun(gi)-filled day!

First, let’s cover the basics. Why choose mushrooms?

  1. F.L.A.V.O.R. Adding mushrooms to your recipes means adding umami (i.e., bold, savory flavor), which means seriously upping your cooking game – whether you’re cooking to impress guests, your family or just yourself (because you’re worth it).
  2. Easy nutrition. Skip the latest health fads and instead stick to tried-and-true classics: good ol’ mushrooms from the produce aisle. Your favorite varieties are packed with nutrition goodness – check out some of the benefits you reap when you load up on mushrooms.
  3. Tons of options. Big caps, small caps, mild flavor, meaty texture – you name it, we’ve got it! The mushroom you’re looking for is out there – find your favorite mushroom variety.
  4. Earth-friendly. Mushrooms are a food you can feel good about eating. Researchers have noted mushrooms can be considered “one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States.” *

Now, time for the fun stuff: recipes!

Celebrate National Mushroom Day with an entire day of mushroom meals! That’s right – from breakfast to dinner, we challenge you to fill your day with ‘shroomy goodness. Check out the recipes below and tell us in the comments which you decided to make for National Mushroom Day!

Mushroom Breakfast Recipes

Vegetable Frittata
Potato Breakfast Hash with Eggs & Mushrooms
Sautéed Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Avocado Toast

Mushroom Lunch Recipes

Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To-Go
Mighty Mushroom Lettuce Wrapped Blended Burger
Avocado and Farro Harvest Buddha Bowl

Mushroom Snacks & Appetizer Recipes

Classic Stuffed Mushrooms
Oyster Mushroom Toast with Black Pepper Ricotta and Lemon Dressed Microgreens
Portabella Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Mushroom Dinner Recipes

Oyster Mushroom and Spinach Orecchiette with Garlic and Lemon
Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Broiled Top Sirloin Steak with Sautéed Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms

*Report researched and developed by SureHarvest, a leading sustainability analysis and research firm, The Mushroom Sustainability Story: Water, Energy and Climate Environmental Metrics 2017 study is the result of a two-year initiative to document mushroom production environment metrics.

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