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August 30, 2016

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Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms

Looking for a small plate to serve at your next party? These mushrooms make a great side dish!

Makes 6 1/2-cup servings


1 cup vegetable broth
2 (8-ounce) containers mushrooms, quartered
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons dry sherry or sherry vinegar
Kosher or sea salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 


Heat 1/4 cup broth a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes without stirring. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes, until mushrooms begin to brown. Add the garlic, paprika, and red pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add the sherry and cook until it evaporates. Add the remaining 3/4 cup broth and season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with parsley. 

Per serving (1/6 of recipe):

Calories: 30; Fat: 0.4 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Calories from Fat: 9.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 1.5 g; Carbohydrates: 5.1 g; Sugar: 0.8 g; Fiber: 1.5 g; Sodium: 309 mg; Calcium: 16 mg; Iron: 1.4 mg; Vitamin C: 9.6 mg; Beta Carotene: 409 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.2 mg

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D. Recipe by Robyn Webb.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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