Didn't I say that my brain juices start flowing around the holiday season:)
These delicious Portabellas, stuffed with Chickpeas, Cashews, carrots, onions, herbs and bread crumbs make for delicious addition to the holiday menu. Add some cranberries to make these even more festive.
No pre-cooking of the stuffing is required. You can saute the stuffing a bit if you prefer. These portobellos come together fairly quickly. Switch out the bread crumbs with gluten-free ones or use coarsely ground oats or just omit them to make these gluten and grain free. Omit the oil to make oil-free.
What are some of your favorite harvest stuffings?
As I am not a big fan of mushrooms, I made myself a personal pizza topped with the herbed chickpea mixture. :). I used this crust.
And the Chewie chronicles continue. He should be eating antibiotics, but it is an hour long ordeal everyday to get him to eat them. The powdery substance is too much to fit into a any kind of treat and inevitably falls out. He spits out anything we add it to, including his favorite things like rice, apple sauce, almond butter. Dogs are super smart. I was browsing the interwebz to get more ideas on how to get him to eat stuff, and found that there are some even smarter dudes. One dog learnt to hide the pills on the side of his mouth and eat the treats/pill pockets and then spit out the pill when no one was looking.
The poor pup hasn't been sleeping well at night and so have we. I hope we can find some relief for him soon.
More Stuffed goodies
These cheesy Hashbrowns stufffed Portabellas.
Savory Samosa stuffed French toast. Now those potatoes can be stuffed in shrooms too.
Tempeh and Pumpkin Bread Stuffing.
Sweet Potato Crepes Stuffed with smoky Millet and veggies.
Naan bread stuffed with Spiced cauliflower and carrots.
Mash the cooked or canned chickpeas really well. Add the spices, herbs, chopped veggies and mayo/tahini.
Mix it all up. Add cashews, bread crumbs, oil and mix well.
Season the portobellos and fill them up.
Bake until mushrooms are well done.
Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with harvest Chickpeas
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy,egg, corn, soy, yeast. Can be made gluten-free, grain-free and oil-free.
Makes 5-6 well stuffed bellas
1 can Chickpeas/garbanzo beans or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup small chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
3-4 scallions chopped
1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt(depends on if the chickpeas are already salted or not)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1+ tsp Italian herb blend(Thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil, marjoram)
2 Tablespoons vegan mayo or tahini
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup raw cashew halves
1/4 cup bread crumbs (use gf crumbs or omit or use coarsely ground oats to make gluten-free)
2 tsps extra virgin olive oil (optional)
Portabellas, stems removed. Remove gills if you like
salt, pepper, thyme to taste
extra virgin olive oil
1 tomato sliced
Wash and scrub the bellas. Pat dry. Brush olive oil all over and place with tops down on parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle a little salt, pepper and thyme on the bellas.
In a bowl, add chickpeas and mash well. Add all the ingredients till black pepper and mix well. Taste and adjust salt and seasoning. When ready to use the stuffing to stuff the portabellas (or to stuff bell peppers or tomatoes or Squash), add the cashews, bread crumbs and oil and mix well. Add a few tsps broth or water if the mixture feels too crumbly.
Note: If you like the veggies well cooked, then saute the onions in oil, for 4-5 minutes on low-medium heat. Then add carrots, cashews and mashed chickpeas and a few tablespoons of veggie broth, cover and cook for 5-8 minutes. Take off heat, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well and use.
Stuff the seasoned mushrooms with the stuffing. Top with tomato slices. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, or until the mushrooms are well done and the stuffing is golden,
Variations: Add cheese shreds of choice. Omit the bread crumbs or use gf crumbs or coarsely ground oats to make gluten-free.
These bellas are being shared at Ricki's welllness weekend. allergy Free wednesdays
Now, for some Turkey talk. This info-graphic from Huffington Post about Turkeys