I have decided to participate in the Eating the Alphabet Challenge. This challenge is organized and coordinated by Brenda at Meal Planning Magic. What a great idea! This is where on the 15th of each month I will publish vegetable recipes and share them at the link party with other bloggers. If you are interested in joining us you can find out more here.
This first challenge was the letters A and B. I assigned my oldest daughter the A because I like several “B” vegetables. She finally turned in her homework. She made an interesting mushroom and asparagus side to go along with what sounded like some really good steaks (balance in everything).
The nutritional data comes from: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2363/2
RAW ASPARAGUS has 27 calories per 134g; 0 grams of fat; 3 mg of sodium and 5 grams of carbohydrates.
RAW PORTABELLO MUSHROOMS have 23 calories per 1 cup serving; 0 gram fat; 5 mg sodium; 4 grams carbohydrates.
What You Need:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 8 oz portabello mushrooms wiped clean
- 1 pound of asparagus trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons of spicy mustard
- 2 teaspoons of worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
- Salt and Pepper
What You Do:
- Heat a sauce pan over medium high heat
- Add mushrooms and sautee until most liquid has evaporated and mushrooms begin to get golden
- Add olive oil to pan
- Add garlic and cook until aromatic about 1-2 minutes
- Add asparagus and stir until vegetables are coated
- When asparagus is bright green push vegetables to one side of the pan
- On the empty side of the pan add worcestershire, chicken broth or wine and mustard and stir to combine
- Once combined mix thoroughly with vegetables
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Remove from heat and serve
Check out the link party below (must be registered to enter) and don’t forget to check out the Eating the Alphabet Pinterest board. There you can keep track of all the recipes that are added month-to-month but also find new recipes from last year too. What’s your favorite fruit, vegetable, grain or legume that starts with the letter A or B?
I am going to ramble about this at some of these fun parties.