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Magic Mushrooms

Story time!

One day back in high school, my art teacher (we’ll call her Mrs. Smith) decided to show off a mushroom-shaped piece of pottery constructed by a student.

“Look, class,” she said.  “Isn’t this gorgeous?”

Her question was met with snickers. Confused, she asked, “You don’t think it’s beautiful?  Just look at the skill; look at the attention to detail.”

More snickers. Finally, someone got up the nerve to tell her:

“Mrs. Smith, it’s a bong!”

healthy mac and cheese

Shown above, with Dreena’s famous Vegan Macaroni and Cheese.

(I highly recommend that mac and cheese recipe!)

Magic Mushrooms

(serves 2)

  • 2 packages sliced mushrooms (350 grams)
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (I like red wine vinegar)
  • sautéing liquid of choice (oil, broth, or water)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • pepper, if desired (I dislike pepper, so I leave it out)
  • optional: beans, tofu, or any other add-ins you wish

Combine all ingredients except vinegar.  Sauté over medium heat, stirring very occasionally.  The mushrooms will get very liquidy, then they’ll eventually dry out.  When they dry out, turn off the heat. Add the vinegar and stir. Eat cold or hot.

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Add a can of beans and you turn a simple side into a fantastic main dish!

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Above, not-yet-magic mushrooms cooking in the pan.

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Hiya kids. Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill.

Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!

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Published on April 16, 2010

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  1. vegangal says

    a bong oh my gosh haha why didn’t the teacher know? she doesn’t know what one looks like? she should if shes a teacher! but so funny i love mushrooms too and uncle billy in love actually.

  2. brandi says

    Oh, to dream 🙂 I would LOVE to come up with new Larabar flavors!!!

    that’s a funny story – great way to start my Friday 🙂

    Happy Weekend girly!

  3. eatandrun says

    What a dumb kid!
    Love the recipe, though. I’m always looking for new ideas with vinegar, because it’s supposedly very healthy for you :).

  4. Jessica (PB & Jess) says

    lol I bet that was even more hilarious in person!!

    I’ve been waiting to get some good shrooms from the “Mushroom Man” at my farmer’s market…will definitely try out your recipe! 🙂

  5. Janna ~ Just Flourishing says

    I adore mushrooms! I could eat them everyday!

    Your magic mushrooms look DE-licious. And mushrooms are so healthy too!

    I like them so much and I don’t eat nearly enough of them! Thanks for the recipe, I will be using it often 🙂

  6. Melissa says

    Haha, loved the bong story… just bought two packages of brown mushies and heading right to the kitchen to get a bowl of magic 🙂 *lol*

    Enjoy a beautiful weekend hun!! xoxo Mel

  7. foodlovingpolarbear says

    HAHAHA. What a funny little story 😀

    I love mushrooms, we have a great variety in the forests of Finland and those are absolutely my favourite. I just don’t go picking them myself because I’m sure I would pick the wrong ones and end up poisoned. Not a good idea.

  8. anonymous says

    Hey I love your blog 🙂 I check it almost everday, just to see whats going on. I was wondering if you had any knowledge that could help me out. I am like you in that I eat very healthily and I am vegan. However, I am noticing that I do not feel as well when i eat soy products and beans. What are some other lean protein sources? I don’t want to live off of peanut butter ( well actually I would love that, but…)

  9. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    Katie,
    I love your simple recipes. Mushrooms + garlic = happiness. 🙂

    Your art teacher story has me cracking up – totally something I would have done. I grew up pretty sheltered.

  10. Demelza says

    A bong?

    …Eh? -clueless-

    Ah, well…I decided to try your recipe because I had a carton of mushrooms in the fridge~ I used balsamic vinegar, because I thought apple cider vinegar might be a little weird. :s It turned out really good. ^^

  11. Katherine: What About Summer? says

    I actually killed off an entire carton of mushrooms on my own today 🙂 maybe I’ll come up with a 3,000 calorie post some time soon haha
    Katherine

  12. Monica says

    mmmm I had some ‘shrooms for dinner! Although they weren’t accompanied by a ~fabulous~ British popstar, which was kind of sad. But nonetheless, they still tasted glorious 🙂

  13. Chocolate-Covered Katie says

    Hey anonymous! Thanks for the sweet comment 🙂

    Honestly, so-called “protein foods” (tofu, tempeh, veg burgers, etc.) aren’t my favorite things. I’m more of a carbs-n-veggies girl. You might notice that in the meals I sometimes post (such as the one above). But that’s ok! As long as you’re getting enough calories to meet your body’s energy needs, you don’t need to worry about protein. You’ll be getting enough just with the foods you eat. Did you know that there are 6 grams in a serving of oatmeal?? Or someone told me a cup of broccoli has ten! (Dunno if that’s true…)

    But in the following post, I asked people to list their favorite meatless source of protein, so read the comments of the post and maybe it’ll give you some ideas:

    https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/04/19/its-moo/

    Hope that helped! 🙂

  14. Laura E says

    Loved you art story! I’m taking a pottery class right now and a lot of seniors like to crack jokes and what not. My (hilarious) teacher always says that they can look bong-ish but they just can not be functional.obviously. haha!

  15. Amy Sparks says

    That was too hilarious! I’m looking up your recipes while watching Love Actually…oh that Uncle Bill, what a rascal 😉

  16. Hannah says

    Delicious!!! I made these last night and I was a little hesitant at first because they weren’t drying out. I kept on cooking, though, and sure enough they dried out. The red wine vinegar gives the mushrooms the perfect tanginess. Definitely a great recipe. I served it over bow tie pasta and my friend and I loved it!

  17. Daniel Shields says

    Thank you so much for sharing! This is an amazing recipe! Kids will definitely enjoy this and it is so much healthier. This is another way for me to persuade them to eat the healthy type of foods!

  18. Kat says

    I was so excited when I saw the title of this recipe. Then I saw the word garlic… Blech.
    Oh well. I saw something about cookie dough, I’ll go look at that. 🙂

    I guess a bong has something to do with drugs… don’t know what it’s for, or what it would look like. I wouldn’t have known what it was either. I’d probably have been the only kid not laughing and wondering what was going on. Lol.

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