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Cigarette butts get mushroom makeover

Here’s an idea that could really grow on you. What if you could train mushrooms to eat cigarette butts and use the leftover plastic to create new recyclable products? Cigarette litter is a real pain in the butt, so Australian charity No More Butts and Melbourne-based mycologists Fungi Solutions have teamed up to start CigCycle, […]

Fried chicken legs on a bed of creamy mushrooms

Fried chicken legs on a bed of creamy mushrooms Ingredients: 1 kg chestnut mushrooms 1 kg chicken legs (thighs and drumsticks) 200 ml rice cream or cooking cream herbs 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic oil, salt and pepper Preparation: Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper and sear in a pan in a […]

Vegetable soup

Vegetable soup Ingredients: 500 g mushrooms 500 g Brussels sprouts 4–5 medium carrots 2 medium turnips 2 celery stalks 1 courgette 1 tenderloin 3 litres of stock 2 tablespoons of flour 150 ml rice cream fresh herbs (tarragon or marjoram) oil, salt and pepper to serve: juice of a lemon Preparation: Dice the meat and […]


Creamy leek soup with sautéed mushrooms

Creamy leek soup with sautéed mushrooms Ingredients: 2 leeks, thoroughly washed and sliced into rings 500 g chestnut mushrooms 2 potatoes 2 litres of stock made from 1 bouillon cube 100 ml cream vegetable sprouts oil, salt and pepper Preparation: Fry the sliced leeks in a little oil, add sufficient stock to cover, then allow […]


Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms Ingredients: 250 g baby chestnut mushrooms 250 g bryndza 100 g butter 2 teaspoons of ground paprika cumin lettuce or vegetable sprouts oil, salt and pepper Preparation: Wash the mushrooms and remove the stalks. Fry the mushroom heads on both sides in oil, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cream the bryndza with the […]


Fragrant vegetable and mushroom rice

Fragrant vegetable and mushroom rice Ingredients: 500 g chestnut mushrooms 1 courgette 2 celery stalks 2 red peppers coriander or parsley ground ginger cooked rice oil, salt and pepper parmesan or Grana Padano (optional) Preparation: Wash and slice the mushrooms, fry in a little oil until golden, then set aside. Cut the vegetables into cubes […]

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Healthy mushroom salad

Healthy mushroom salad Ingredients: white button mushrooms white beans purple onion bitter salad leaves (endives, chicory), or cabbage, or fennel cucumber red pepper lemon broccoli sprouts olive oil, salt and pepper feta cheese (optional) Preparation: Cut the vegetables into julienne strips. Stir in the drained white beans and sliced mushrooms, then sprinkle the broccoli sprouts […]

Meatloaf with mushrooms

Meatloaf with mushrooms Ingredients: 500 g baby chestnut mushrooms oil, salt and pepper For the meatloaf: 1 kg minced meat (leg of pork) 1 purple onion 1 egg breadcrumbs garlic powder ground paprika Preparation: The meatloaf mixture can be prepared a day in advance, to bring out the flavours. Wash and halve the mushrooms, season […]