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I love Alissa's carrot pecan burgers but I do not like to eat mushrooms, Does anyone have any suggestions on what can I replace the mushrooms with?
10-02-2006, 03:30 PM
I used to put it on romain leafs and/or cabbage leafs. Also you may could try it on crackers.
Thanks, this is the recipe that calls for a cup of baby bella mushrooms in the burger itself.
They are sooo good you don't need a bun, just the orange curry sauce!!
I want to replace the mushrooms in the burger itself and was thinking 1/2 cup of ground flax seed and 1/2 cup of shredded zuchinni.
10-02-2006, 03:34 PM
Mara, you and I are on the same boat with the shrooms!
I've used chopped zucchini both fresh and marinated/dehydrated (not dried totally out, just until slightly drier/firmer) as a sub for mushrooms in that and other burger recipes and it was fine. If you decide to try that out, halve or quarter the recipe and see how it works out for you!
10-02-2006, 03:53 PM
oh sorry! hehe! Well I love the mushrooms, but hate the carrots! Eck!
10-02-2006, 04:10 PM
I don't know why but radishes taste like mushrooms to me sorta so I use that as a replacement LOL it works for me
10-02-2006, 04:16 PM
I think coconut would be a good alternative, zucchini might add too much water content, you might also try jicama, or a squash such as butternut, something like that, it's a texture thing, not so much a taste thing, so I'd stay away from the super wet zucchini, and try a dryer item.
You my also think about using the zucchini, but taking out some of the water, or just adding more carrots too, that would be good, or even add some almonds, or cashews, I'd just experiment, and see what you can come up with.
Thank you RP, knew I could count on you for good advice! Are you suggesting brown coconut or young Thia coconut meat?
Thank you Kitty, never thought of Radish!
10-02-2006, 07:12 PM
Mara, just curious in case this is helpful, why no mushrooms? Are you like me, totally grossed out by how commercial mushrooms are grown (I don't eat them :eek: )... if that's the reason, I have started eating shitakes, as they're generally grown cleanly on oak logs, no crap, pesticides, etc... Heck, if you're so inclined you can even get your own Shitake log and harvest as needed.
If you don't eat the shrooms for fear of the fungus/mycotoxin thing, the other thing that is really "dark" and savory tasting like a mushroom is salsify, also known as oyster plant, for its sort of oystery taste. It's really a neat veggie if you can get your hands on some.
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