Portabella Steaks: Just One Reason Why Veganism Rocks

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Have you ever cooked something, plated it, and decided it looked downright sexy?

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Call me crazy, but I think the portabella steaks from the Happy Herbivore Cookbook are one of those things.  Tasty, tender mushrooms covered in a balsamic faux-beef broth with onions and spices?  Yes please.  It’s little wonder this recipe got my vote for what to do with this season’s first package of portabella caps.

These spiffy-looking mushrooms needed equally spiffy accompaniment, so I flipped around the cookbook a bit more before hitting on the maple-glazed vegetables.  What a super-simple side dish!  However, I made the mistake of trying to steam potatoes in too little vegetable broth and wound up adding too much extra liquid to compensate.  The result was still deliciously maple-y, but more of a sauce than a glaze.  And of course, how can you go wrong with roasted Brussels sprouts as a green veggie to round it all out?

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I love, love, loved this whole meal.  The flavor of the portabellas was amazing, the veggies were tender and sweet, and the Brussels sprouts tasted equally good dipped in either sauce.  I have no doubt that I’ll be making portabella steaks again many times in the coming months.  They would also be awesome marinated in the broth and grilled.  Mmm, grilled mushrooms…

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About the Author:

Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She has been a member of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce since August 2017 and is a former member of Toastmasters International, from which she was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. Elisabeth  April 20, 2011

    This looks amazing! I love portabella mushrooms and this looks mouthwatering and quite fancy. I recently won this cookbook so I cannot wait for it to get here and I can try this.

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