Archive | November, 2010

A little background on FungusAmongUs and GIVEAWAY!

23 Nov

Michael and Lynn Monroe went from growing Shiitake mushrooms in a garage, to the largest fresh Organic gourmet mushroom farm in Washington state. After selling their farm they now offer a full line of dried mushrooms; three Certified Organic Mélange Seasoning and Rub Marinades; a line of three Certified Organic gourmet Soup Mixes; and an Italian truffle line that includes the Fancy Food Show 2007, SOFI Outstanding Condiment Award: Truffle Gatherers Sauce.

FungusAmongUs has given me the great honor to review their products and will be giving one of my readers a bottle of Balsamic Vinaigrette w/White Truffle.

 

*** How to Enter ***

1. “Like” the FungusAmongUs facebook page.

2. Comment here OR comment on the Edible Reminiscence Facebook

page letting me know which FungusAmongUs product you would like to try.

<A person may enter 2x a day by submitting a comment here or posting on Edible Reminiscence’s Facebook page>

*THE CONTEST WILL END WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT 12:00 A.M.*

 

 

 


FungusAmongUs Mushroom Melanges

23 Nov

Looking for a quick and convenient way to enhance and add flavors to your favorite dishes? FungusAmongUs Melange Seasoning & Rub Marinades are the perfect answer!

*The following information is the description of the product as listed on FungusAmongUs.com*

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Organic Moroccan Porcini & Green Lentil Soup

23 Nov

This is the third and final soup that was sent to me by FungusAmongUs.


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Organic Smoked Oyster Mushroom Chowder Recipe & Review

20 Nov

I am going to be honest, I DO NOT like chowders. So, when I received the package from FungusAmongUs I was ecstatic. Then, as I was going through the contests and saw this soup my stomach dropped to the ground. I looked over the ingredients and came up with this.  <!–more–>

Onion Chowder Cups

You will need:

1 Package Organic Smoked Oyster Mushroom

1 pint Heavy Cream

2 cups water

1 package of biscuits

1/2 an onion

1 muffin pan

1 Sauce pan

1 small saute pan

Mediterranean Mushroom Melange- to your taste

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1 spoon

 

Pour 1 pkg. Smoked Oyster Chowder, 1 pint heavy cream, and 2 cups of water into your sauce pan;  simmer on medium.

 

Open your package of biscuits, take your greased muffin pan and press the dough in the mold to form a “cup”.

One you have finished  bake the biscuit for half of the cooking time listed on the directions.

 

Take your saute pan and add the tablespoon of olive oil, onions, and Mediterranean Melange to taste and saute.

Take the muffin pan out and using your spoon flatten the biscuit so that if can be filled.

 

Add a few onions to each cup.

 

Then pour a few spoon fulls of your Oyster mushroom chowder on top.

 

Once all of the cups have been filled place the pan back in the oven for the remainder of the time that biscuit package advises.

Once done let sit for a few minutes and serve!

 

 

I have a confession to make… I think I may like chowder after all. I am so glad that I gave this a try, the flavor, and texture are both amazing! My Husband and father had a blast eating the little “cups”. Again this meal took less than 45 mins. So far these soups seem to be great and some thing good to have on hand for a quick, substantial meal.

 

 

Only one more review to go then Giveaway!

 

 

Price: Very Budget friendly     5 stars

*This wonderful soup is not twenty, fifteen, or even ten dollars. Worthy every penny and more. 17.97 for a pack of four.

 

Packaging: Very creative       5 stars

*Not too busy, or plain.

 

Availability:   Online            4.5 Stars

 

Overall:       4.5 Stars

* This will now be my Chowder of choice.

The first FungusAmongUs Recipe & Review

20 Nov

I approached FungusAmongUs the day that I discovered them. Why? I love companies that make their personal  “Gourmet” accessible to the masses… and I liked their name.

I received a package in no time, here is what was sent:

Moroccan Porcini & Green Lentil Soup (Organic, Vegan, Low Fat, Low Carb, Gluten, Dairy, and Cholesterol Free)

Spicy Shitake Vegetable Soup (Organic, Vegan, Low Fat, Low Carb, Gluten, Dairy, and Cholesterol Free)

Smoked Oyster Mushroom Chowder ( Organic, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Non-Fat, and Low Carb)

Mushroom Melange- Fiesta Blend (Organic, Vegan)

Mushroom Melange- Pacific Blend (Organic, Vegan)

Mushroom Melange- Mediterranean Blend (Organic, Vegan)

Which will be the first ingredient for my mad scientist cravings?

I chose to make Shitake & Vegetable Rice Pilaf <my own version>

What I used:

1 Package FungusAmongUs Spicy Shitake & Vegetable Soup

1 Tbs. FungusAmongUs Mushroom Melange Pacific Blend

3 Ripe roma tomatoes

4 Cups water

2 cups rice <any kind you like is fine.>

¼ cup flour

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 sauté pan <I used an uber tiny one>

Pour 1 pkg. Spicy Shitake and Vegetable Soup into a 6-cup saucepan with 4 cups of water.

Simmer uncovered on medium heat for 20 minutes.

Cook your rice to your taste.

 

Take the tomatoes and slice them. <about 1/2 inch thick>

 

Get your sauté pan and pour the 2 tbsp oil and set on medium-high heat.

In a clean plate mix the flour and Melange, then take your tomato slices coat them with flour and fry.

 

*Be very careful how long you fry them after about 60 seconds they turn into mush*I set the tomatoes on a paper towel to absorb all of the excess oil.

Once the soup has reduced to Sauce consistency turn heat off and plate.

 

 

As soon as the soup hit the water the kitchen was consumed by an amazing aroma. I was very impressed with the fact that the vegetables held their shape so well. This soup tasted as if someone had slaved over a hot stove for hours upon hours. Great amount of mushrooms! This entire meal took less than 45 minutes to prepare!

 

Price: Very Budget friendly     5 stars

*This wonderful soup is not twenty, fifteen, or even ten dollars. Worthy every penny and more. 17.97 for a pack of four.

 

Packaging: Very creative       5 stars

*Not too busy, or plain.

 

Availability:   Online            4.5 Stars

 

Overall:       5 Stars

* I can assure you that I will be using this again!

 

 

Take a look at FungusAmongUs.com to see all of their amazing products!

I have more FungusAmongUs reviews coming today.

Giveaway will be posted, stay tuned!

 

 

I need your opinion!

18 Nov

Contest Winner!

18 Nov

Our winner of the Pillsbury “Love the Pie” Conest was Ms. Gwendolyn McCormack!

Congratulations Gwen, I hope you enjoy your Prize!

I owe a big thank you to everyone that took the time to enter this contest. Keep your eyes open for the next contest, you may be the next winner!

~ Samantha

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