Buffalo Maitake Tacos

I think the true spice of life might be Frank’s Red Hot sauce. Not sponsored! I discovered buffalo sauce late in life and have been making up for it ever since. Maitake mushrooms are aptly called “hen of the woods” – more than the frilly shape, they make remarkable vegan substitutes for chicken. Make use…

Mushroom Turkey

It’s a real Thanksgiving turkey, without the Turkey of course. Although because it’s a bit flat, I always get teased that it’s a Thanksgiving duck (I don’t get teased about the flavor!) This is an absurdly fussy recipe, but not actually at all difficult. I make this the night before the holiday so that it…

Cajun-Fried Shiitake Sandwich

This recipe was originally intended to be something else, but when the flavors came together it’s quite honestly greater than the idea that spawned it. Cajun spices are underrated, and here somewhat non-traditionally combined with chipotle. Mushrooms form the base – even a picky eater will happily eat mushrooms when they are brined, battered, and…