Pecan-Stuffed Mushrooms

I asked my gardener to do a compost bin for me, then went to town. And when I came back, I said, “W, this looks like a celebration of Day of the Dead!”(Dia de los Muertos!) It looks about to be about two meters, same size as a grave! Oh well, it’ll be filled soon with veges and fruit waste, paper and yard clippings, and then, black dirt to use in the garden! (But it still looks like a grave.)


Recipe of the Day – Pecan-Stuffed Mushrooms


12 medium mushrooms – cut/twist off stems and save both parts

½ c. balsamic vinegar
¼ c. olive oil

1/4 c. coconut aminos, or Nama Shoyu
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
salt & pepper to taste


Mushroom stems, chopped
¼ c. pecans, walnuts , pine nuts, or mix of sunflower and pumpkin seeds, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
1/2 c. red or yellow bell peppers (not green)
½ tcup dried basil, spinach or cilantro
1 small tomato, finely diced

salt & pepper to taste


1. Clean all mushrooms with a dry tea towel or paper towel. Twist off stems. Separate stems from caps.
2. Place caps aside and reserve for later.
3. Throw clean mushroom stems into food processor. Add everything else to food processor except the pepper and the mushroom caps. Process until roughly chopped, resembling coarse pesto or a slightly chunky dip. Remove from food processor and set aside.
4. Place red pepper into food processor and pulse until lightly chopped. (Do not over-process.) Add chopped red peppers to previous mixture. Mix with a spoon.
5. Spoon the mixture into mushroom caps.
6. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 1.5 hours then reduce heat and dehydrate as high as rawfully safe for another 3-24 hours depending on how dehydrated you want them. Sprinkle with 1 T. thyme or tarragon. Serve immediately after dehydrating. Or eat now!

Word of the Day – Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead

decomposition – decomposition

Tip of the Day –. I served these at a wedding rehearsal dinner. These are also good grilled for family members or friends who may prefer their food cooked.They are best served right away. Eat them right away or dehydrate and serve immediately warm.

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