Mushrooms Two Ways

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I’ve had a few requests for a quick post on how to cook mushrooms – so here you go!



I used portabello stuffing mushrooms (basically, medium sized bellas).


Your first option is pan-frying the ‘shrooms.  What I really like to do with mushrooms is to fry them with a little bit of soy or tamari sauce (tamari is gluten-free).  This is super easy and fast, and I like to add these pan-fried ‘shrooms to stir fries or other similar dishes.


To make ‘em, slice the mushrooms into four long pieces.  Heat a pan to high, and when it gets hot, add a splash of oil.  Once the oil is heated, add the mushrooms.  After a minute, add a big splash of soy or tamari, and let it cook for about three more minutes (flipping once) until browned.  See?  Easy!


Your second option is to stuff the ‘shrooms with HUMMUS!  This recipe is included in the Healthy Tipping Point book – almost all of my recipes in the book are super simple like this one because, well, I hate complicated recipes. The cool thing about this recipe is that it looks great and fancy but is oh-so-easy.


All you do is wash the mushrooms, remove the stem, scoop in some hummus (I used a spicy flavor for a little kick), and then bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  That’s it!


Time for mushrooms!  Well, for the adults, anyway.


Henry continues to get more excited about solids.  We’re doing three sit-down meals a day now.


For lunch, Henry had puffs, tofu, and pureed carrots, which ended up all over his chiny chin chin.





  • Bonnie March 2, 2013, 2:09 pm

    You love mushrooms, so you should invest in some more exotic kinds! Maitakes are my favorite (also known as hen of the woods)- fry them up crispy in some butter or olive oil and salt and pepper- YUM! Also, oyster mushrooms, cooked the same way. Chanterelles and morels are waaay more expensive than the usual fare, but if you ever have a chance to try wild mushroom soup, it is usually made with chanterelles and morels and it is so rich and decadent.

  • Rachel F. March 2, 2013, 2:25 pm

    Now that you’ve stopped pumping are you going to revert back to your ways of eating that weren’t based on breast feeding?

    • Caitlin March 2, 2013, 3:42 pm

      Dairy? Hell yes.

      • Courtney Robinson March 4, 2013, 2:59 pm

        LOL…I’d “like” this comment if I could.

  • Anna @ Tough Lipstick March 2, 2013, 2:49 pm

    Love mushrooms! I love them in my omelets. I’ve never baked them before so I’ll have to test that out. Thanks!

  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness March 2, 2013, 3:24 pm

    I have never thought about stuffing mushrooms with humus, love the idea! Henry is so cute, I’m glad he’s enjoying wearing his solid foods 🙂

  • Angela March 2, 2013, 3:32 pm

    Cute!! Love that picture of you 3. Henry is lucky to have 2 wonderful, loving parents. 🙂

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change March 2, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Thanks for the two different soy and tamari oil options! I love the g-free version! Good luck with the solids, that is going to be so much fun introducing him your favorite foods!

  • Shannon March 2, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Just a note….tamari is not always gluten free, the brand I buy has both options. Worth it to check if you’re sensitive.

  • Katie H. March 2, 2013, 5:40 pm

    Hummus-stuffed mushrooms sounds like a recipe literally made for me. You can guarantee I will making those, like… tomorrow!

  • Halsy March 2, 2013, 5:54 pm

    What kind of tofu do you give Henry? How much and how do you prepare it for him? I’m thinking of trying tofu with my little one who is around the same age but am confused because I have never bought or prepared tofu.

    • Caitlin March 2, 2013, 7:28 pm

      Firm. I just quickly dry it in the pan. Not really long enough for it to crisp up. Just enough to golden!

  • Susan March 2, 2013, 5:58 pm

    Henry, what’s up with those 2 teeth I see??!!!

    When did that happen? (maybe that’s why he’s been fussy at night 🙂

    • Caitlin March 2, 2013, 7:28 pm

      Maybe! Both popped out within the last two weeks.

  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 2, 2013, 7:05 pm

    Such a sweet pic of the three of you. 😀

    And YUM to the shrooms!

  • Aja March 2, 2013, 7:55 pm

    I love mushrooms. I could just eat them all the time. Henry is so cute. He’s got teeth now! Wow, time goes by so fast.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 2, 2013, 8:33 pm

    That picture of the three of you is adorable! I love all the carrots on his chin – happy hungry baby! 🙂

  • Amber K March 2, 2013, 8:49 pm

    I’m not a shroom fan, but maybe if I cook them up with some coconut aminos? I love that stuff (and love that it’s both soy- and gluten-free). Maybe it could even make mushrooms palatable! I love hummus too, so that’s definitely a good idea to try.

  • Emily March 2, 2013, 10:50 pm

    Henry looks so pleased with himself! 😀 I was just wondering, when you wash the mushies you do you do it with a damp paper towel? I know they hold a lot of water.

    • Caitlin March 3, 2013, 7:46 am

      Naw I quickly rinse. I’ve heard varying things about this actually and lots of people say its fine to rinse. You just don’t want to SOAK.

      • Emily March 3, 2013, 9:18 am

        Thanks, Caitlin! 😀

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 3, 2013, 12:30 am

    I love hummus stuffed mushrooms, thanks to you 🙂 Also love that last picture!!!

  • Calla March 3, 2013, 12:34 am

    I loooove baking up stuffed portobellos. My favourite: cut up a bunch of veggies quite small and almost fill the mushroom cap with them (peppers and zucchini are my favourites), crumble some cheese on top (I prefer feta but I think it would work with any cheese), drizzle olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar on top, and toss ’em in the oven like with your hummus ones! Sooooo good.

  • Kath March 3, 2013, 9:59 am

    Love the family photos!! And cute teeth!!

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