Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushroom
Despite looking like a bar snack, these stuffed mushrooms are 100 percent good-for-you. Each mushroom is filled with a mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, onion, and creamy ricotta, and topped with a sprinkling of mozzarella that bakes to a beautiful golden brown. Garlic and crushed red pepper amp up the flavor. It’s hard to believe each one has only 25 calories.
Total Time: 47 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 32 min.
Yield: 12 servings, 2 mushrooms each
2 tsp. olive oil
24 large mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed and finely chopped
½ medium onion, finely chopped
3 cups raw baby spinach
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 dash crushed red pepper
½ tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add mushroom stems, onion, and spinach; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes until tender.
4. Add garlic, red pepper, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper (if desired); cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
5. Add ricotta cheese; mix well.
6. Evenly fill mushrooms with spinach mixture.
7. Place mushrooms on a large baking sheet. Evenly top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
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Fun fact: I always have dessert after dinner! It’s hard to find both healthy and satisfying desserts so I’m really glad I came across this recipe by @simpleveganblog
❤️ JUST 3 INGREDIENTS to make these delicious balls that taste like fudge in my opinion 😋 .
Chocolate bites • 1 cup walnuts (115 g) • 1 cup Medjool dates (200 g) • 2 tbsp raw cacao
“Place the walnuts in a food processor or a powerful blender (food processors work better) and blend until they have a crumbly texture.Add the dates and the cacao and blend again. Make balls with your hands and they’re ready to serve.
You can store the bites in a sealed container at room temperature, although I prefer to keep them in the fridge, especially in summer.”
🇱🇧 AL KHAYMA 🇱🇧 This weekend, here at Essex Foodies we have been fortunate enough to visit this authentic Lebanese restaurant & shisha lounge in Ilford. The first thing I noticed when approaching the restaurant, was the sheer size of it - huge! The restaurant is spread over 2 floors, with a shisha lounge to the front. Upon arrival, restaurant manager Ahmed kindly greeted us & showed us to our table - we chose to sit upstairs which has more of an authentic feel & ambience. The tables here are not your usual restaurant tables, but desert style bedouin - lovely & traditional to say the least! Also, due to the seating arrangements, the restaurant isn't brightly lit, which i thought was quite nice, & especially relaxing.
Now, on to the food - for our starters, we ordered up 3 plates between us to share, which was more than enough, you've got to remember that you will be served bread/dips/olives anyway, so you definitely don't want to go too mad with starters. We enjoyed a selection which included the halloumi (you can never go wrong with a bit of halloumi!) this was definitely cooked to perfection, it wasn't rubbery or squeaky, which sometimes it can be if it's left to go cold, & the halloumi also had a glaze to it, I'm not too sure what it was but it was very yummy! Kibbeh (which are deep fried lamb meatballs), these were lovely & very filling, as well as the Sojuk, which are home made Lebanese sausages - I especially enjoyed these, the meat was lovely & soft, & they had a nice kick to them. All of the starters were served on a bed of salad which was a lovely touch & refreshing if the starters were too hot/spicy.
On to the mains - we opted for our own dishes here rather than a platter, as we thought it would be nice to try more traditional food, so we enjoyed the Farnouj mousakhab, which is a whole baby chicken served with a side salad & chips, although I swapped chips for rice. This was absolutely delicious, the chicken is coated in a garlic sauce which was so, so nice! I have to say, the portion here was huge as well, I was defeated, I don't think I even managed half - I tried! The other main we ordered up was the Tajine which is lamb cubes &...
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We’re now on #DoorDash
Our starting menu is simple: chips and Southern salsas, arroz con pollo, jambalaya, rotisserie wings with fresh dipping sauces, Creole meatballs and Italian meatballs (turkey or beef), maduros (fried sweet plantains), corn muffins, cucumber-tomato salad and my mother’s #sugarfree
AND sugar-added #sweets
We will expand our delivery menu over time (including salads, sandwiches, whole rotisserie chickens and full dinners, more pastries, Italian cookies, pies and cakes!), but decided to offer our most in-demand items first.
Our delivery area is #downtownPittsburgh
and other nearby #Pittsburgh
If you could see the number of requests my mother gets on a daily basis to deliver to businesses, organizations and schools downtown, you’d see why we decided to service this area! Glad to do so. 😊
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