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Happy National Mushroom Month!

September 1, 2016

Join the fun(gi) all National Mushroom Month long!

How do we love thee, our fungi? Let us count the ways:

  1. You can always be relied on to make the most basic meals delicious – think early morning omelets, lunchtime pizzas and burgers, afternoon salads, or late night cheese-filled apps.
  2. You are your own kingdom of healthy goodness – neither fruit nor vegetable, but featuring some of the best qualities of both. AND, you’re the only food in the produce section giving us vitamin D.
  3. You’re gentle on the Earth – requiring less water and space to grow than most other foods.
  4. You blend so well: finely chopped and then blended into proteins, you make burgers, tacos, meatloaf and other favorites more healthy, flavorful and sustainable.
  5. Your umami is always an inspiration and an opportunity to discover and create new and exciting meals – think rice bowls, baked frittatas, crepes, and whatever else we can imagine.

You are the one, the only, the mushroom.

Mushroom Meal Matchups

Join in the fun(gi) this month in the first-ever “Mushroom Meal Matchups” bracket. We’re pitting 12 delicious mushroom dishes against one another for the title of the mighty, meaty and umami-est mushroom recipe of 2016!

Best Bowl: Korean Rice Bowls
Also known as bibimbap (also known as “seconds, please!”).

Best Brunch: Mushroom Crepes with Gruyere Béchamel Sauce
So good you’ll be eating it for brunch and brinner!

Best Banh Mi: Shiitake Pork Burger
“The best burger I’ve ever tasted, and I’m not even kidding.” – Chef Billy Parisi

Best Broccolini: Broccolini Mushroom Salad
The side dish that became the main dish.

Best in Butter: Steak with Herb Sautéed Mushrooms
A pairing for the ages that only gets better with butter.

Best Bite-Sized: Baked Mushroom Frittata Muffins
Little in size, BIG in flavor.

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    @mushroomcouncil

    • You better believe we are still celebrating #NationalBurgerMonth! Tonight, heat up the grill and get ready for an explosion of flavor with @littlespicejar's Rockin' Sweet Onion Mushroom Swiss Burgers!
    • Summer is the time for grilling! 🔥 Toss on some mushroom caps and get ready to discover your new favorite way to prepare mushrooms. Enjoy as a #vegetarian burger, #glutenfree buns or on their own! #NationalBarbecueDay
    • Have you checked out @diningwithskyler's Carribbean Mushroom Burger? Find inspo and create your own as part of this month's #BlendedBurgerContest.
    • Marinate. Grill. Devour. Meatless portabella burgers are a summertime fave. #NationalBurgerMonth
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    • #MothersDay calls for a dinner dish mom will love! This #blenditarian White Chicken Lasagna from @houseofnasheats is the best of both worlds: flavorful and nutrient-packed!
    • *GIVEAWAY CLOSED* It’s #NationalBurgerMonth and we are celebrating by upgrading the traditional burger with two simple swaps. 
1: Swap 25% of the ground meat in your burger for finely chopped mushrooms. Same texture, more flavor! 
2: Swap your typical tomato with a slice of grilled watermelon. A burst of juicy flavor in every bite! A juicier, more flavorful burger: score! 🍉🍔🍄
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In honor of Burger Month, we’re partnering with our #FoodieFriends @watermelonboard to give away a prize pack of delicious goodies.
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Entering is easy:
1. Follow @mushroomcouncil, @blenditarian and @watermelonboard
2. Tag your foodie friends! One tag per comment. (more tags = more entries)
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Giveaway Rules
*Must be 18 years old or older
*Must live within the United States
*Giveaway ends Tuesday 5/13 at 12 p.m. ET