I'm not exactly a child of the 60's, being born in 1969, I just missed the parties at Woodstock and Haight Ashbury. I have certainly heard tale of all the good times and have even been told that I might have fit in nicely! But I'm pretty sure that none of those parties were as exciting as our'Shroom Love In during the latest "Food for Healing" at Earth Fare.
Shiitake 'Shrooms that is! A wonderful healing anti-inflammatory food that is tasty and easy to prepare. In fact they can be added to SO many recipes in order to get the daily quota.
We were joined by Wind River founder, Shannon Carney and Wind River Alumni Allison Peeler Schwartz for an extra special treat for all! We had a great evening exploring Asia's most popular mushroom. Not only did we explore the history of Shiitake and how they are harvested, we also explored the health benefits and how to prepare them.
Our healthy tasting menu included: Shiitake Baba Ganoush, Shittake bruschetta, Shittake & olive tapenade and Shiitake pesto. To conclude our 'Shoom Love In, everyone was sent home with a big bag of freshly harvested Asian yard long beans and a recipe for Shiitake green beans to try. We were feeling the 'Shroom love for sure!!!
“Food for Healing” is a workshop designed to teach cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in better nutrition about a rainbow of colorful healing foods. The workshop is free of charge for all who attend and is sponsored by Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats to promote whole body well being. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at The Kitchen Emporium in Anderson from 5 - 7pm and the third Tuesday of the month at Earth Fare in Greenville from 5 – 6:45pm.