Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stuffed Mushrooms (Whole30, Day 13)

You gotta love that when I started titling today's post, I thought it was day 12. Obviously this whole process can't be SO bad if I was going to short myself a day!

Today's recipe is a repeat of one that was a huge hit with me and the caveman: stuffed mushrooms. This time I again based my filling on Oh She Glow's vegan cashew "cheez" sauce, omitting the arugula and sundried tomato I included previously.

My kids aren't big fans of mushrooms, so instead of stuffing funghi for them, I used my fillings as a topping for their non-paleo brown rice pasta. It was an easy way to serve a dish that worked for everyone.

Today's menu:
breakfast - almond meal porridge with berries
lunch - scrambled eggs and carnitas with avocado, mushrooms & spinach
snack - 1/2 apple, some bites of cashew, sausage & "cheese" sauce while cooking dinner!
dinner - stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

4 portabella mushroom caps, gills removed
marinara sauce (read labels to ensure Whole30-friendly)
cashew cheese sauce (see below)
1 lb. Italian chicken sausage, cooked & crumbled
orange pepper, diced
green onions, thinly sliced

Turn on broiler. Place mushroom caps on baking sheet, bottom side up. Fill with a few tbs. marinara, then cheese sauce. Sprinkle with cooked sausage and pepper. Broil for a couple of minutes until crisp, then sprinkle with green onions.

cashew "cheese" sauce:
1 cup raw cashews
2 minced garlic cloves
large handful basil leaves
2 tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbs. olive oil
1/4 cup plus additional water

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add additional water until desired consistency is reached. Taste for seasoning.


  1. Just had to leave you a comment on how wonderful this recipe came out! I made it for my husband and I for dinner and he exclaimed "I could literally eat two more of these if I weren't so full!!" My 'cheese sauce' looked more like a pesto due to the basil, but it was still absolutely delicious! Thank you!

    1. Selena, I love that! These are my guy's absolute favorite... in fact they are on the menu for Thursday this week. Sometimes my "cheese" looks a bit green too, but still tastes delicious! So glad you both liked them.