This is a great little breakkie that you can have any day of the week. I just love mushrooms. I pick and choose my mushrooms from a local chap selling all his own homegrown ones at the Farmers Markets I go to most Saturday’s when in town.
A combination of enoki, oyster and shiitake are my go to. Panfried in some olive oil with fresh thyme and garlic. This time I bought some of his homemade truffle oil too and used this on some fresh sourdough. The result were incredible and I couldn’t recommend more highly having a little truffle oil in the cupboard for moments like this. You only need a few drops and those few drops will completely transform a dish.
I also have been taste testing store bought cashew cheese. I have hands down discovered a winner “Cashew Cheese with Dill” by Peace Love & Vegetables, smother it on any piece of bread, celery, crackers and you will be transformed. Its like Philadelphia spread but lighter. Im sure if you are in other countries, there will be am equivalent.
I am not vegan I just get really inspired and to be honest I am really inquisitive to see what I can conjure up when its applicable to strict diets or beliefs, I guess I see it as boundary testing, it is an extra pat on the back when the taste is outstanding and I definitely think that you should try it at home.
Why its good for you:
Mushrooms are a great plant based source of niacin (part of the vitamin B group) this has been known to help with anxiety and depression. They also contain the highest source of immune-boosting antioxidant ergothioneine which is an excellent defence against colds and flu.
Good quality organic sourdough is more expensive but a slower process with how normal bread is made. Evidence has supported that the longer the fermentation process, the reduction in phytates and the better the breakdown of the phytic acid which can be disruptive on the digestive system, causing bloating and discomfort. Sourdough is seen to be a better availability of minerals such as magnesium, iron and zinc (source here).
Cashews are fab. They contain the essential amino acid (protein) tryptophan, this is the chemical that helps the body make serotonin – the happy hormone, this will help you maintain feelings of wellness, positivity and generally good vibes. I like to think of them as nature’s very own anti-depressants.
Thyme is a great herb, it has a carminative effect on the body, brilliant for relieving irritability, dryness in the respiratory system (so tickly coughs add this to hot water with lemon & honey and you have yourself your very own natural lemsip!) and is great for treating gum disease and infections.
Enjoy this dish. I think you might.