autumn stuffed portobello mushrooms


Hello from crazy land.  I honestly cannot remember when I've been this busy and I want it to stop. I also feel bad I haven't posted any good vegan recipes in a long time.  Also, this will be the first year in a long time that turkey will be served here.  I won't be preparing or eating it but we have about 25 people coming and for some reason that's what they want to eat.  I'll be ordering most of the meal from a local market.  I'll make the vegan main though and this is it.  It's so easy you can do it in about 30 minutes, unless you follow the recipe Stephen Andrew Jones gave me for prepping the mushroom caps.  Have you been following his Thanksgiving preps? They have been so good and hilarious at the same time.  I think we should all band together and try to get him on TV somehow. Can you even imagine how great that'd be?





Autumn Stuffed Portobellos

6 Portobello Mushrooms (I used mini ones here but the large ones will work)
1 1/2 cups cooked rice (I used brown here but wild rice would be pretty)
1/2 cup fine dice onion
1/2 cup fine dice celery
1/2 cup fine dice apple
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Saute the onion and celery til soft in a little olive oil
Add the apple, cranberries and sunflower seeds and saute for about 3 minutes
Add the rice and mix thoroughly
Drizzle in the balsamic vinegar - add more to taste if needed
Season with Salt and Pepper

Stephen Andrew Jones mushroom prep in his words, "make them totally vegan and do an herb/garlic "butter" of olive oil, salt, tons of thyme, cayenne, and like 25 cloves of garlic in the food processor. I rub that all over them, roast in hot oven for a few min to evaporate moisture"

Or you can brush the inside with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and put them in the oven for about 5 minutes.

Stuff each portobello with 1/4 to 1/3 cup mixture and bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and serve.  They are good hot or at room temp.  The mushroom is soft and delicious and there is a nice crunch from the celery, apple and sunflower seeds.  These will go well with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and green beans so you will not feel left out.  xo


39 comments

  1. I can't cook for poo and there is no thanksgiving here, but my mouth is watering. I'm 100% going to try this just for a random Tuesday dinner. This sounds so good. Thanks! #nomnomnom

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  2. Just printed this one out and can't wait to try it! Thank you for posting your vegan recipes. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and your guests do try your vegan choices.

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  3. Haha! Thank you so much! No, brevity is not the soul of anything for me I guess! Your mushrooms sound way better than mine anyway. Much more autumnal and holiday appropriate. I'd love to know your philosophy on cleaning mushrooms. That's where I lose soooo much time. I'm a damp towel wiper. Though I just heard Martha say you can dunk them in water if you dry them right away. But it makes me nervous. Your Thanksgiving will be so fabulous!

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  4. I think your turkey loving friends will rave about this one Janet! I love when you share recipes. The white bistro chili and pumpkin chili you posted long ago still remain a favorite in our house!

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    1. Are you suppose to drain the garbanzo beans before using them in the White Bistro Chili recipe? I want to make this. Thanks!

      Susan

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  5. These sound delicious. And I'm a mushroom rinser and dryer right away. Got tired of all the wiping with towels;).

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  6. Ooh they look delicious...I want to have them right now for breakfast!
    Stephen is a delightful and very talented. His blog is so entertaining...he has a funny side and I often laugh out loud reading his posts...I think I found him through you Janet and for that I will be forever grateful. Merci beaucoup!
    I hope you have time to take a few pictures of your Thanksgiving table and all the trimmings...

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  7. I meant to say that Stephen is delightful and very talented...my typing is not that great at the best of times and right now I am juggling my bowl of cafe au lait!

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  8. I can't wait to make these. I really missed your vegan food posts.

    Susan

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  9. They look and sound delicious, thanks for sharing! xxx

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  10. I am not vegan but I will be making these!!! Thank you!

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  11. this might be just the thing to bring to the animal shelter Christmas party. the volunteers are a mix of vegan, vegetarian and some carnivore as well, but I cant imagine anyone who would not like them. I would have to increase the proportions but that seems simple enough, and I like how they can be served at room temperature.
    Darby

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  12. These look so good. SAJ's instructions for everything are so funny yet specific: this is his genius. I agree we need to make him a star because he clearly is one.
    I'm super busy right now so I understand. I'm just going with it, why not? I hope you're feeling great these days Dollface XOX

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  13. Merci for this recipe, I will try it. I love the rustic earthy taste of stuffed portobella mushrooms. Your photography is stunning.
    xo

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  14. :LUV it when you post a recipe; thanks! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Janet; try to get in a little R&R!

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    1. Oops; wee typo at beginning of my first comment. And I'm thinking now, how can she get any R&R with 25 people coming for dinner?!

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    2. oh gosh i wish i knew how to get some. we are also having a "big" birthday party this weekend here. the day after thanksgiving i'm going to drop!

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    3. You are a social butterfly. I'm sure it's part of why you're so slender; you never sit down! XOXO

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  15. Oh, so happy to have this recipe! Thanks to you and Stephen. I found his website through yours and check it daily....he makes me laugh, smile, and just plain feel normal! Happy Thanksgiving to you........Janie

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  16. Portobellos are so versatile. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. My home celebrates a vegan Thanksgiving and I've been on the lookout for a main dish to replace the wild rice dressing stuffed acorn squash I have served the last two years. This may be it! Thanks to both Stephen Andrew and Janet for sharing.

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  18. Hi Janet, the mushroom recipe looks delicious! Wow 25 people? That's a lot but if you can pull off a wedding in a few weeks this should be a piece of cake! ;)

    I've been sick for over 2 weeks...one virus after another. Haven't been resting enough so I'm staying in bed for the next couple days. The fatigue is just hanging on. I have to get well by next week, at least I'm not hosting.

    Just curious, are you working more hours lately? I know on one post you mentioned that you were working on the weekend.

    Linda
    xo

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    1. yes linda, i am now working 2 additional days with lots of training in between so right now my schedule is just really full. in a few weeks it should be settling down. i've been trying to catch something too, prob stress in my case. hope you feel better soon and have a wonderful thanksgiving. x

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  19. Janet your stuffed mushrooms are calling to me! I should do some for our dinner.
    I will return after I return home to have more time to write this all down, similar to how I make mine but would love to try yours.
    Looking forward to your holiday inspiration.

    Xx
    Soon

    Dore

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  20. we don't even have thanksgiving and I love the Stephen Andrew series on it. He needs his own cook book/tv show/lifestyle guide asap because the world needs him and his insights NOW!

    I am so busy it is ridiculous. I rush to work, I work like I dog, I rush to daycare, I grab my kid,I rush home, I action domestic tasks, I exercise like a mad woman, I try to catch up with friends and family,I garden at double speed , I rush to social engagements- the pace is OUT OF CONTROL. I have a lot of energy and even I am finding myself pressed for time.

    Stay sane x

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    1. Stay sane--good advice as ever from FF. Surely some cosmic shift is on the horizon, sounds like we are all ready to downshift for a while!

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  21. Have one of your non vegan friends bring the roasted turkey. I ordered turkey from the famous, expensive natural foods store and it was inedible.
    Judith

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  22. These sound delicious and I am going to have to try them. When I finally find a house. Cooking in this apartment is less than inspiring. I think once I am settled you and Stephen need to come to Nashville for a visit. Maybe we can find Jack White??? :)

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  23. Made these stuffed portobellos last night--AMAZING!!! Even my decidedly not-a-vegan husband asked me to please save the recipe. Everyone needs to make these. Thanks, Janet and Stephen Andrew!

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  24. Hi Janet - How do you survive the holidays? Every year I think to myself I can't do it anymore. Its so funny but there ARE things I like about the holidays and some things I hate. I think it has to be about the crescendo of the season and then BOOM its over and I have gotten myself completely out of balance - with routines, eating, drinking, socially - financially - and all the holiday parties that I have to be around people that I don't want to be around. (family) :( In fact the more I think about it the more I feel sick to my stomach. Do you look forward to them? Also, do you still like that forum you told us about that has lots of different self help forums? Maybe I need to get help there. I dream about just skipping it all and walking into the sunset. But then I might not be married anymore and I do value my marriage. I know its MY stinkin thinking. I just would love your insight on how you get through the holidays. Do you love them? Do you love December 26? Thanks Janet - LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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    1. hi jennifer. and thank you b/c i love this question. like you there are things i like and dislike about this season. i've wanted to do a post on it and you've asked a lot of questions that are on my mind. i will give you the short answer now tho. :) i'm not really loving them this year. lol

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    2. Glad I'm not alone - thanks for you reply - if you have any more wisdom let me know. I literally can get "a depression" thinking about it and I'm not depressed any other time of year. It feels hopeless and also feels like if I change ANYTHING about it then I'm the one that is the scruge. This is the reaction I get from major people in my life when I try to describe the feelings ....Why can't I just look for the good in it? Why can't I just stop making everything such a big deal? What is so stressful? They tell me... ITS FAMILY - ITS ALL ABOUT JUST BEING TOGETHER. Ugh. Non of that helps. I just hate it. If I could just listen to Christmas music (love the Christmas music for some reason - the irony!!!) and watch happy movies during the season I'd love it. But I can't. I actually am jealous over people that are alone at Christmas time. Crazy as that sounds. But then they can do what THEY want to do. No pressures. Thanks, Janet for listening. :)

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  25. I will make these for my veg. daughter-- sound yummy. I'm making a mushroom/leek/farro, thyme and parmesan dish, probably with some panko, yet to be devised. Better get on it. I am a mushroom washer and spinner ( in the OXO salad spinner, one of the world's greatest inventions). Enjoy your holiday and put those feet up a bit.

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  26. Those look amazing! I'm no longer vegan but had a few tofurkey years. Your recipe looks much tastier.

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  27. Janet, I'm definitely going to make these at Christmas. My veg daughter will be here for Christmas so I'm sure she will love these as will the rest of us. I think Stephen would be awesome with his own show but he must be available to do my hair! When he colors it, we talk nonstop and I'm always disappointed when it's time to rinse because I've had such a good time talking to him - he's such a hoot! Love him.

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    1. so lucky donna that he does your hair. i so wish he could do mine! x

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