Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Yesterday, at the union square farmers market I was intrigued by
this insanely unique looking mushroom. Turns out, this beautiful
mushroom also has some serious medicinal value. According to Chinese
medicine, the maitake (or hen of the woods) are considered an
adaptagen, which helps to balance out the body. In addition, it is
believed that they have cancer fighting properties. enhance the immune
system and regulate blood sugar levels. There is even maitake extract
you can buy to get this powerful healing food in your body.
Here I used them in my egg muffin recipe. I love making egg muffins
because they are the perfect quick, to go breakfast. You can make a big
batch and continue to enjoy them all week.
Mushroom and Spring Onion Mini Egg Muffins
1 head of maitake mushrooms
Black truffle oil
1 spring onion
8 organic eggs
Preheat oven to 375. Line a pan with parchment paper and drizzle
truffle oil over mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt. Cook in the oven for
Meanwhile heat 1 tsp coconut oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute until brown. Set aside.
Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Set aside
Pour vegetables into individual muffin tins
Pour egg mixture into muffin tins to about two thirds full
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes