May 10, 2017

Portobello Mushroom and Steak Salad with Blue Cheese

You can enjoy a classic steak salad that’s lighter on the steak but just as satisfying, with the smart addition of rich and hearty portobello mushrooms. The recipe is Gluten Free and grain free. Ingredients: ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 Tbs. maple syrup 1 garlic clove, grated ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. ground black pepper 4 large portobello mushroom caps (5–6 inches in diameter) 8 ounces flank steak 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese Directions: In a small […]
March 1, 2017

Pumpkin-Chardonnay-Mushroom Risotto

Pumpkin-Chardonnay-Mushroom Risotto This delicious recipe is a colorful addition to any dinner table. For variety you can add other types of winter squash, or try using a dry Jack cheese in place of the grated Parmesan. Organic wine suggestion: Badger Mountain Chardonnay. PER SERVING (2/3 cup): 211 cal, 16% fat cal, 4g fat, 1g sat fat, 3mg chol, 8g protein, 36g carb, 2g fiber, 265mg sodium Ingredients 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1-1/3 cups water 2 cups winter squash, such as acorn or pumpkin (peeled and cubed) 4 Tbs. olive oil (divided) 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed […]
October 11, 2016

Lives of the Reishi and Famous (Mushrooms)

Mushrooms are a major FoodTrient food! Both edible and medicinal mushrooms contain properties including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant , immune boosting , and disease prevention effects. Two mushrooms backed by significant research that contain potent health benefits include Reishi (immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and good for cardiovascular health) and Turkey Tail (immune-boosting, anti-viral, anti-fungal) mushrooms. Our FoodTrients nutritionist Ginger Hultin did some digging into the benefits of both. You can learn more about the amazing health benefits of Reishi mushrooms here. Find out more about the incredible benefits of Turkey Tail mushrooms here. Reishi mushrooms aren’t something you will find fresh in your local […]
July 11, 2016

Where To Find Some of My Exotic Ingredients

By Grace O Because of FoodTrients, I have made it my mission to find herbs, fruits, vegetables and plants from all over the world that pack a lot of nutrition and age-defying benefits.  It’s been so rewarding to introduce some of the foods and ingredients I grew up with in Southeast Asia like moringa, yuka/cassava, jackfruit, ashitaba and others. It’s also been a great adventure for me to learn about new superfoods from around the world like baobab, reishi mushrooms, ashwagandha and more. I’m very fortunate to live in southern California where so much produce grows. It’s a melting pot […]