Food: Bad Pictures of Good Mushroom and World’s Easiest Bread

I am SO looking forward to getting my new glasses! I can’t tell if my pictures are out of focus or not, but I’m pretty sure these are out. The food was good, anyway.

I had one large portobello mushroom and one medium one, so I cut the smaller one up and cooked it in vegan margarine with onions, salt, pepper, and some kind of spice blend — probably Penzeys Bavarian, since that seems to be my favorite these days.

At the same time, I pulled the stem out of the bigger mushroom, seasoned it, and cooked it upside down until the chopped mushrooms were as done as I wanted them.

I mixed some bread crumbs with the chopped mushrooms and margarine, flipped the mushroom cap, and stuffed it with the chopped stuff.

Man, was that good!

I wanted to bake bread for the one party we made it to, but my yeast, alas, had gone to Jesus. So I made Buckskin Bread, which is on my Alligator Sandwiches recipe page.

The recipe: 2 cups self-rising flour and 1 cup of water. Mix and bake at 400C (about 204C) for 20-30 minutes.

When you first taste it, you aren’t impressed. But it’s wonderful for sopping up juices, and then you realize it’s great warmed and buttered, and then you’re addicted. I altered this recipe from one in The Art of American Indian Cooking: The one in the cookbook called for plain flour, salt, and baking powder, but I switched it to self-rising flour, which already has those ingredients in it. Probably not quite the same, but easier, yeah?

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A harmless addiction.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Food: Bad Pictures of Good Mushroom and World’s Easiest Bread

  1. Dan Antion

    January 3, 2023 at 9:22am

    “Mix and bake” ? I could follow those directions. Just the thought of sopping up juices makes me hungry. That meal looks delicious.

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      Marian Allen

      January 4, 2023 at 8:01am

      It WAS delicious! I guess meat could be added, or tofu or seitan, but it was so good just as it was!

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  2. Stephanie

    January 3, 2023 at 2:30pm

    We need smellovision! Or better yet tastogram πŸ˜‰

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      Marian Allen

      January 4, 2023 at 8:01am

      Oh, tastogram would be great! Then I could try stuff without having to pay for it. πŸ˜€

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