Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Onion Marinated Mushrooms

Whenever we buy mushrooms, we usually have a particular reason for buying them.  However, occasionally some mushrooms are left over from a prior meal, which sit in the fridge and at the last minute I have to come up with something that can use them up without needing a bunch of mushrooms.  A few nights ago, after making a mushroom herb white wine sauce, these leftover mushrooms were left to slowly dry up and enter my compost heap. After thinking about it, I remembered a recipe that I had tried in the past that was a mushroom saute, and I came up with this.  These onion marinated mushrooms are delectably cooked in a delicious sauce of oil, vinegar, garlic, and brown sugar and once you start eating them, it may be particularly hard to stop.  The addition of the sun-dried tomatoes infuse a fantastic flavor that balances out the softness of the mushrooms and onions, and this side dish might take the lead role of your meal. 

 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
2 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp  ground dry mustard
1 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 lb small fresh button mushrooms, sliced

In a medium saucepan, mix vinegar, olive oil, and garlic.  Bring to a boil.

Add salt, parsley, dry mustard, basil, and brown sugar.  Reduce heat.

Stir in mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 


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