Quick Sauteed Mushrooms

My sister has mistaken me for a mushroom. She keeps me in the dark and feeds me shit.
— George R.R. Martin

Shroooooms! Baby bella mushrooms, that is, are one of my favorite vegetables. They are a great source of copper, vitamin B2, selenium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and depending on whether or not they were exposed to sunlight, vitamin D. They are also very low in calories, but about 45% of these calories come from protein. To top it all off, they have been known to prevent cardiovascular disease and support the immune system.

Another fun fact: some mushrooms have been found to contain high values of vitamin B12. This is actually due to the bacteria growing on the outside; so depending on the bacteria growth, some with have a ton of B12 and others will have none.

 Seitan and sauteed mushrooms healthy recipe

The tastiest way to prepare them is sauteed in some fresh herbs and garlic. Fresh herbs offer some additional nutrition of their own.

Quick Sauteed Mushrooms:

1-2 cups of mushrooms sliced

3-4 sprigs of fresh herbs (anything like oregano, rosemary, dill, thyme, etc)

1 teaspoon of oil

2-3 teaspoons garlic

black pepper to taste

Luckily I have an herb garden in my backyard. so, i just grab a sprig of each: dill, rosemary, and thyme.

 Oh the benefits of having an herb garden


I toss it all in a pan that has been heated with a tiny bit of oil.

 Quick sauteed mushrooms and fresh herbs


Today I decided to add in some rice vinegar, garlic powder, and edamame.


 Fresh herbs and mushrooms dressed with lemon easy and healthy recipe


After about 7 or so minutes they are done! Served with a side of homemade seitan and dressed with a few drops of lemon juice, they make a high protein and nutrient dense meal. It is seriously one of the easiest side dishes to prepare, and fairly hard to mess up. Eaten off a nice plate, it looks fancy as hell.

 Seitan with a side of sauteed mushrooms and herbs