Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipe

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Lion’s mane mushroom strictly refers to Hericium erinaceus but other members of the genus Hericium are very similar and can be identified and used in the same ways. This is a genus of edible mushrooms that also have medicinal properties. These mushrooms are easy to identify and have a great unique flavor. Mushrooms in the genus Hericium are sometimes hard to find but they grow in much of north america and the world so it’s beneficial for all of us to be familiar with this unique genus. You can read more in our article featuring lion’s mane mushroom.

Improves digestive health
The plant has proven to be very useful in promoting digestive health. It allows the stomach and liver to function properly. It also protects the liver. It is effective against chronic gastritis, duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers. Many patients have used it to relieve mental apathy (also called neurasthenia). Its use as a fortifying tonic for health has also paid off.

Useful as a dietary supplement
Today, the fungus shows its effectiveness in clinical use. Doctors recommend it as a dietary supplement. The reason is the positive effect on mood, brain health and memory. Scientific studies have shown that the fungus can increase neurotrophic activity. Stimulates the growth of nerve or brain cells, thereby increasing neurotrophic activity. This effect improves your reputation as a cerebral stimulant and antidepressant.

Reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol

Lion’s Mane Mushroom is known not only for medical purposes but also for lowering cholesterol. A unique and submerged fungal culture lowers cholesterol by about 32%. The same culture lowers LDL cholesterol by about 45.4%. It also reduces triglycerides by up to 34.3%. More importantly, it increases HDL cholesterol by about 31%, which is good cholesterol. Eliminate the bad and increase the good cholesterol.

The other health benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom include:
anticancer effects
treating ulcers
decreasing the levels of serum glucose while increasing serum insulin levels
healing wounds

Ingredients
1 cup chopped Lion’s mane mushrooms
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper

Method

1. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a small pan.
2. Once the coconut oil is warmed up, add the garlic powder and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Put the chopped Lion’s mane mushrooms in the pan and start cooking. The oil can be absorbed quickly by the mushrooms, that’s fine, do not add oil.
4. Season with salt and pepper, turn occasionally and stir to make sure all sides are cooked. Cook for about 10 minutes.
5. Enjoy



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Amaranth (genus: Amaranth) is a genus of plants that is native to America, Africa, Asia and Europe. It is a major food source in all these places because it can grow in many types of soils, and most, if not all, members of the genus have edible leaves, roots and seeds. This article is about Common Amaranth( Amaranthus retroflexus) which is native to America. Common amaranth is also native to the tropical regions of America, but as an annual weed whos seeds can overwinter in cold climates it has become naturalized in many other parts of the world, including the United States. You can read more in our article featuring Amaranth.

In Jamaica Amaranth is called callaloo. This should not be confused with other Caribbean islands who refer to completely different plants by that same name callaloo. Callaloo soup is an extremely common traditional food in Jamaican cuisine.

Health benefit
Amaranth is rich in fiber and protein, as well as many important micronutrients.
In particular, amaranth is a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
Calories: 251
Protein: 9.3 grams
Carbs: 46 grams
Fat: 5.2 grams
Manganese: 105% of the RDI
Magnesium: 40% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 36% of the RDI
Iron: 29% of the RDI
Selenium: 19% of the RDI
Copper: 18% of the RDI
Amaranth is packed with manganese, exceeding your daily nutrient needs in just one serving. Manganese is especially important for brain function and believed to protect against certain neurological conditions .It’s also rich in magnesium, an essential nutrient involved in nearly 300 reactions in the body, including DNA synthesis and muscle contraction .What’s more, amaranth is high in phosphorus, a mineral that is important for bone health. It’s also rich in iron, which helps your body produce blood

Ingredients

2 bundles (12 oz) Amaranth(Jamaican Callaloo) leaves and stems
1 lb sweet potato
½ cup white onion
12 oz pork salted meat
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
½ cup chive
½ teaspoon all purpose seasoning
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups almond milk
8 cups water
1 tablespoon butter

Method

1. Cut the salted meat; Soak for 1 hour.
2. Cook salt and fresh meat for half an hour in a medium or large pot
3. Cut the amaranth leaves. Wash thoroughly
4. Add to the meat; add, water and bring everything to a boil.
5. Add the remaining ingredients. Adjust the seasoning
6. Reduce heat; Cook until meat and vegetables are tender.
2. 10 minutes before the soup is ready



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Puffball mushrooms are named because of the brown dusty spores that are ejected when the ripe fruit body bursts or gets hit. The puffballs belong to the Basidiomycota Division and include several genera, including Calvatia, Calbovista and Lycoperdon. When foraging, identifying true puffballs is extremely important because there are some lethally toxic look a likes. The good news is that identifying true puffballs is a simple task if you follow one rule. The rule is that true puffballs are pure white on the inside with absolutely no coloration or markings, especially not gill markings resembling other mushrooms. Follow this rule and you will be harvesting true puffballs. You can read more in our article about puffball mushrooms.

Puffball mushrooms are available from late summer to fall. Different species of puffballs mushrooms grow in many parts of the world. Giant puffball(Calvatia gigantea) are a great choice for this recipe, they grow in temperate regions of the US. They appear on fields and lawns. Some smaller species form circles of puffball mushrooms called fairy rings. Some of these rings in the United States are over 400 years old. As they mature, puffball mushrooms open or open due to natural forces and can release millions of spores.

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Health benefit
The nutritional and health benefits of this food are not adequately studied. However, there is an important health benefit to eating mushrooms in the genus Calvatia. A chemical called calvacine was found in some of these species. Calvacine is currently being studied as an effective anticancer drug because of its antitumor effect. The trials are ongoing and no significant progress has been made, but they prevent tumors when taken regularly.

Ingredients
10 slices white bread or replace with non-seasoned breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup flour, for dredging
2 large eggs, beaten
1 large puffball mushroom or 2 1/2 cups of smaller ones.
1/2 cup coconut oil, for shallow frying

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. How to Make Breadcrumbs: Cut off the bread crust, throw it away, shred it into pieces. Spread the bread in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 1 minute with HIGH power to dry the bread. Pulse the dried bread or crumbs in a food processor with thyme, lemon zest, 3/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

3. Cut the mushrooms in slices or just keep the ball shape for small puffballs . Separate flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into 3 flat dishes. Lightly season the mushrooms with salt and pepper. Dip each mushrooms pieces into the flour and shake off the excess. Then put the mushrooms prices into the egg to cover it a little and hold the mushrooms on the liquid so that the excess falls back into the bowl. Finally, add the mushrooms pieces to the bread crumbs, turn it over and press the bread crumbs on it. Insert a piece of wax paper.

4. Heat a large pan (12 inches in diameter) over medium heat. Add the oil. Place mushrooms pieces in the pan. Cook the mushrooms pieces without turning it until it turns brown (about 2 minutes). Turn the mushrooms pieces and cook on the other side till golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Repeat with the remaining mushroom pieces . When they are cooked to your liking. Remove from the pan and serve or store in the refrigerator for later.



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