Mushrooms and Onions

Regarding my spam issues, apparently if I use my raspberry.muppet email address, I don’t get sent to spam, but I do with my purplebirdchristin email address.  Grrr.  I emailed Akismet… here’s to hoping they can fix it quick!

I happened across Susan‘s (from OliePants) recipe for tempeh joes yesterday around lunch time, knowing I had some tempeh to make.  I went straight downstairs and got my tempeh crumbled and marinating in some of my dad’s delicious BBQ sauce.

I sliced some mushrooms and chopped some onions, which I sauteed until tender.

I added the tempeh/BBQ sauce mix, let it all get warm, and served it over a bowl of brussels sprouts.

This was delicious, but left my tummy feeling angry.  I went and checked my tempeh, and sure enough it had wheat in it.  I have cut most wheat out of my diet over the last week and a 1/2 or so doing an experiment (I’ve still been eating a few graham crackers here and there, and for some reason that doesn’t seem to really bother me, so I don’t get it), and I’m curious if that is what made my tummy funky.  I have one more block of tempeh left, so I might wait a few days and prepare it differently and see if it still makes my stomach angry.

Anywho. (Or is it anyhoo?)

Dinner was another blogger inspiration, this time from Jessica (Dairy Free Betty) and her amazing mushroom & kale quinoa risotto.  And another lovely opportunity to eat more mushrooms and onions!

My only substitutions were veggie broth for the chicken broth, dill for the savory (which was totally awesome, might I add), and I threw in some spinach too because I didn’t have much kale left.

Also, I think I had the heat up a tad bit too high during the broth process, because some of my quinoa still had uncooked centers, but I was so hungry by the time all the broth was “sucked up” that I didn’t even care.

So good.  I could eat mushrooms every day.  I love the meaty texture!

Sleepy puppies love when I take their picture at night.

Sorry guys.  🙂

Do you like mushrooms?

❤ C

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27 Responses to Mushrooms and Onions

  1. Erica D says:

    Maybe tempeh is just a little difficult to digest? I don’t have any wheat issues but I just had some tempeh and I’ve got a bit of heartburn going on. Hmmm. I wish I had some BBQ sauce to try that out! And I loooove mushrooms. Especially when sauteed in some olive oil & herbs.

  2. awww! They look just like Rocky when the flash and/or shutter sound disturbs his peaceful slumber! Like “Moooooommmm!!!! What do you want!?”

  3. Lisa says:

    Holy cow—food looks awesome!

    I used to hate mushrooms…and now I can’t get enough of them 🙂

  4. That bbq dish looks so delicious! Super filling, too, I bet! And yes, I LOVE mushrooms!

  5. Tessa says:

    Quinoa is one of those things that I know is awesome but I have yet to actually introduce to my kitchen. You are inspiring me.

  6. Erika says:

    I’ve never tried tempeh before, but I had regular (ground turkey) sloppy joes for dinner tonight. I love those things! ❤
    PS – Speaking of WP issues, now whenever I publish a post the post starts halfway down my homepage! Weird. I'm hoping it gets figured out soon.

  7. Errign says:

    I’ve never had tempeh – I’m actually a little scared to try it! 🙂

    I am definitely not a mushroom fan – I pretty much only don’t like the “chinese food veggies”, as I call them – mushrooms, water chestnuts, baby corn. 🙂

  8. meri says:

    Love them! and as a vegetarian I always feel a bit weird gushing about how “meaty” they are (I’ve been vegetarian since toddler, so its not like I crave a “meaty” taste)… I like em raw, sauteed, stuffed, stewed…

  9. movesnmunchies says:

    wow your bbq dish sounds so good! i love bbq flavors!!… and i LOVE mushrooms!

  10. Brandy says:

    I freakin’ love mushrooms. My husband merely tolerates them. So, I try to make sure I don’t overwhelm him….every one in a while though, I just gotta have them. Mmmm….stuffed bellas…..oh sorry!

  11. Kristina says:

    I’ve never tried tempeh…not sure how my belly would like it! But mushrooms….I love!

  12. Peggy says:

    Still have never tried tempeh, but I’m quite intrigued! I see it everywhere now! Hope the tummy troubles go away!

  13. i do love mushrooms. although i have to be in the mood for them….they have such a distinct flavor and texture that if i’m not in the right mood, i actually find them to be gross.
    sorry about the tummy troubles. why was there wheat in the tempeh? was it a flavored kind?

  14. Holly says:

    That is so strange — all of my posts yesterday were going to Spam too — I don’t get it?!??!

    I’m not a huge mushroom fan — although mixed into dishes they are ok most of the time.

    I love the tempeh joes — they look great! And I have no idea about anywho/anyhoo — I’ve wondered that myself!

  15. I have the same giant bag of quinoa! I also have a ton of kale at home, so thanks so much for the idea to make this dish!! Love it! I do love mushrooms! I could eat them on everything 🙂

  16. I love mushrooms! I agree, they have a great meaty texture.

  17. I LOVE mushrooms! They’re the best!

  18. OliePants says:

    I’m glad you liked it but I’m sorry for the aftermath!! 🙂

  19. Mushrooms are one of my most favoritest veggies EVER! Sorry if thats not correct english… totally how I feel though! ❤ bhaha i know you would never correct my grammar though =)

    I'm hoping to have a rough draft button to you this weekend! as long as my husband doesnt need to steal my laptop to study for his flight. grrr. I will fight him.


    • Most favoritest is completely legit according to the PBB Dictionary of Fun Shiz to Say.

      And I giggled picturing you putting your dukes up to your hubby over the laptop… I see you making a scrunchy face along with that “grrrrr.” hahhahahahahahahah 😉

  20. I LOVE mushrooms! About 90% of my dinners start out with sauteed onions, garlic, and ‘shrooms! Hope you get the spam thing fixed soon! I remember how much that sucked when it happened to me. I saved the email address of the Akismet person that helped if you need it.

  21. Those pics are food porn!!! I especially want to dig into the sweet potato and brussels sprouts

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