MUSHROOMS! They are not plants but specifically members of the fungi family and are more closely related to animals and humans with their unique composition. Mushrooms get their nutrition from organic matter, unlike plants that produce their food through photosynthesis. And, like humans, they need food, water, and oxygen to survive. Another fun note is that fungi are the most significant forms of life on earth that can grow and expand for miles, underground, in search of food.
There are so many varieties available and, I recommend using a combination of at least 3 different types of mushrooms with this recipe.
Mushrooms also provide antioxidants and nutrients that may contribute to heart health and protect the body from certain cancers.
These mushrooms are excellent served with freshly made garlic toasts but are also great stuffed into a pita pocket and topped with a dash of vegan parmesan or tzatziki.
Summer brings long days, beautiful sunshine, replenishing rain, and amazingly delicious vegetables. I used dried parsley and oregano but you can substitute fresh if you have some on hand.
This dish really is great as a main with a side salad for a delicious and fulfilling dinner or, if you are super hungry, you can always mix it with pasta, rice, or as a bruschetta.
The Parmesan shreds are optional, but I highly recommend using them!
There are literally hundreds of spaghetti squash recipes but mostly every single one of them includes tomatoes and/or red sauce. I wanted to do something original, delicious, and creamy. This herb-infused creation takes a few fairly bland vegetables – spaghetti squash, cauliflower, and mushrooms – and elevates them into a main or side dish sensation.
As always, feel free to use whatever herbs you have on hand, or simply follow the recipe exactly. I will note, however, that it may be difficult to find German Thyme but substituting more lemon thyme or parsley will also work great.