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12 Sinfully Easy Mushroom Recipes You Can Try Now

12 Sinfully Easy Mushroom Recipes You Can Try Now

In case you hadn’t noticed, mushrooms are fantastic. Despite having their own unique flavors, they are highly adaptable and have the ability to perfectly compliment a wide range of different flavors. They’re also a delicious and healthy meat substitute that can round out almost any meal. So whether you’re a seasoned mushroom fan or looking to expand your culinary horizons, check out the following recipes to see how you can add some fungus you actually want to your life.

1. Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms

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    Why complicate things? Quick, simple and delicious. Also, bonus garlic!

    2. Caramelised Mushroom and Onion Biscuits

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      More generally referred to as a savory scone in my motherland, these delicious morsels are perfect if you enjoy your mushrooms with a side of carbs. I know I do.

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      3. Light Mushroom Lasagna

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        Tired of the same old lasagna recipe? Mix it up with this mushroom filled substitute! The best part is that it’s vegetarian-friendly.

        4. Bacon and Mushroom Potato Gratin

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          What does mushrooms with cheese, bacon and potato equal? If you replied with “heaven” or “my future spouse” we can remain friends. Glorified potato bake has never been so tasty.

          5. Mushroom Burger with Avocado Slaw

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            This is another fantastic option for vegetarians who still want to chow down on a burger with substance.

            6. Mushroom, Corn and Cheddar Pancakes

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              Who said pancakes had to be sweet? If the idea freaks you out too much, try pouring some maple syrup over the top and report back.

              7. Wild Mushroom Tart

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                Who are you calling a wild tart?

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                8. Bonkers Awesome Mushroom and Onion Shells and Cheese

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                  Admittedly I was initially drawn to this recipe due to the crazy name, but upon closer inspection it also proved to be delicious. If you don’t believe me, I have four words for you: Three. Kinds. Of. Cheese. I’ll let that idea settle in for a minute.

                  This dish reinvents tired old mac n’ cheese and makes it, well, bonkers!

                  9. Turkey, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

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                    I figured that everyone would be expecting a ‘cream of mushroom soup’ recipe, so I decided to mix things up a bit. This light soup isn’t only a unique rival to the traditional ‘chicken and corn’ soup, it is also the perfect solution for leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

                    10. Mushroom and Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry

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                      If you’re a fan of stir fries, you’ll love this recipe. The flavors are simple, yet fresh and vibrant. What more could you want?

                      11. Mushroom, Leek and Lemon Risotto

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                        The perfect answer to a cold winters night, this comforting dish is best enjoyed on the lounge with the fire or heater going. It will literally warm your belly.

                        12. 5 Minute Enoki Mushroom & Shallot Omelette

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                          They had me at ‘5 Minute.’

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                          Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                          Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                          Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                          1. Exercise Daily

                          It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                          If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                          Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                          If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                          2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                          Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                          One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                          This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                          3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                          Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                          Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                          Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                          4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                          Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                          The basic nutritional advice includes:

                          • Eat unprocessed foods
                          • Eat more veggies
                          • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                          • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                          Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                            5. Watch Out for Travel

                            Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                            This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                            If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                            6. Start Slow

                            Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                            If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                            7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                            Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                            My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                            If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                            I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                            Final Thoughts

                            Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                            Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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