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Nutritious culinary and healing recipes collected from the North American garden, orchard, forest, river and ocean

Archive for the tag “chanterelle”

Wild Mushroom Soup

The only thing that really matters when constructing a good soup is to pack in the flavor every which way possible, and when using mushrooms it’s hard to get this wrong. This soup can be made with 100% wild mushrooms but it is also quite good with domestic mushrooms or a mix of the two. It is a good idea to use both dried and fresh mushrooms as the dried mushrooms render a very flavorful broth. Read more…

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Wild Mushroom Tacos

From time to time I like to come up with recipes utilizing foraged foods that are a departure from the simple routine preparations. That is not to say I don’t like simple foraged recipes. Straightforward with minimal ingredients is central to serving up foraged foods but it is sometimes nice to mix up these ingredients in more random ways. I think this recipe does the trick and puts the flavor of your fresh and tasty mushrooms right up front. If you are up for giving handmade tortillas a try (yes!), the recipe follows. Read more…

Wild Rice & Mushroom Chicken Soup

There is a variety of wild rice native to North America and of course a whole bunch of mushrooms too. You may have noticed that common wild rice mixes usually have a minimal amount of this really long dark brown rice included in them. Well, that is our native rice. It’s delicious, chewy and adds a great texture to soups. Might as well mention it is also high in folate, antioxidants, protein, and several minerals. Read more…

Chanterelle Forest Floor Chow

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This buttery tasting mushroom is one of nature’s absolute best offerings. Of course they taste even more buttery when I add butter to them.  Hey, butter is good for you as long as eat the right kind, organic grass fed butter or Ghee. Read more…

Mushroom Tater Dumplins’

photoPotatoes are really the only edible of any substance I have left growing in my yard this season, for this recipe I used potatoes I found growing in our compost bin. A quick look through my wife’s gluten free pantry uncovered some potato flour and tapioca starch. Read more…

Cast Iron Skillet Woodsman’s Pie

photo (57)The freshest of the garden vegetables are long gone by winter, however nutritious meals can still be put together. This Northwest version of the classic Shepherd’s Pie is especially loaded with vitamins and minerals and is a hearty winter dinner for the whole family. Read more…

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