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Mushrooms, Paleo and all things LCHF

Posted on May 11, 2013 by in vegetarian

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Mushrooms, the  spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus with a stem, a cap and gills or spores underneath the cap, that’s if you need a scientific explanation  of this deliciousness! For me, mushrooms add the earthy component to a dish. Mushrooms never steal the show, but rather hang around in the background, but leave them out and the dish will just be…….well, bland!

Mushrooms, especially now that we are spoiled for choice with Portebello’s, portebelinni’s, shiitake, porcini, chanterelles and so many, many more, to me has such delicious possibilities. I often make them the star of my meals, like with this creamy mushroom sauce that won me a competition a few years ago. For me the epitome of luxury eating is a few pan-fried shiitake mushrooms on risotto, simple yet so elegant.


A mushroom also add meatiness to a dish so it is ideal for those who are trying to cut down on meat, yet sometimes misses the flavors of a grilled piece of steak. A well-seasoned grilled mushroom can cure many a craving for meat. Even the carivores in my family swoon over these grilled Portabello Mushrooms with Spaghetti Carbonara and it is such a show off way of serving spaghetti too! Talking of pasta dishes, I have yet to eat a more delicious Fettucini Alfredo than that of my friend Jan Tripepe, give it a try!

Anyway, back to the mushroom and the other strange things I mention in my title…… At the moment, it seems every body is doing the LCHF thing…… No, it is not the name of a new  pop band, nor a new drug on the market, it is actually a diet, a lifestyle that more and more people choose to follow, because they feel better, look better and can eat the so called forbidden fruit…..fat and meat…loads of it! It is the same as the Paleo diet, the so-called caveman diet or the Stone Age diet, which according to Robb Wolf, is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the only nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energized. No, I am not on diet yet, considering it, yes, but I can develop and invent recipes and I am always up for a challenges so when the good people at Nosy Rosy asked me to send a few LCHF and Paleo-friendly recipes their way, I was happy to oblige!


These Stuffed mushrooms were a treat with poached eggs on top!

LCHF-friendly Stuffed Mushrooms

serves 6


6 large mushrooms – inside stems removed without cutting right through the mushroom

1 onion – finely chopped

2 cloves garlic – finely chopped

4 courgettes – coarsely grated

30 ml olive oil

salt and pepper

125 ml grated mature cheddar cheese

125 ml grated parmesan cheese

100 ml cream cheese

2 large sage leaves – chopped finely

2 eggs

Stuffed Mushrooms


Pre-heat oven to 180 C. Finely chop the stems you removed from the mushrooms. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the onions, garlic and grated courgettes. Saute until the vegetables are soft, but not mushy, you still want some texture. Cool the mixture and then add all the other ingredients. Generously scoop the mixture into the mushrooms and place the mushrooms on a baking try. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the stuffing is lightly browned and bubbling. Serve with a side salad for lunch or a poached egg for breakfast.


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8 Responses to “Mushrooms, Paleo and all things LCHF”

  1. Candice 11 May 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Paleo is dairy-free : you have 2 types of cheese and cream in this recipe?

    • nerinatimm 12 May 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      Hello Candice….. I think the confusion for me came with primal Paleo, but after reading about it today, I saw my mistake and fixed it…. Thank you for caring enough to help me!

  2. Flee 13 May 2013 at 9:20 am #

    OOOhhh wow, Im not too worried about the LCHF, Or whatever diet honestly, Mushrooms and tonnes of cheese, makes Flee a happy lady, mmmmm Yummy thanks, will try for dinner..

  3. Zirkie 16 May 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    sounds delish!! I love mushies in any form!

  4. Zirkie 16 May 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Jitte, Nins, jou fotos is kunswerke!!

  5. Henriette 14 June 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Those mushrooms look very delicious.

    Are which foods are good for LCHF, I can recommend the app called Diet Signal, which highlights in red, yellow and green lights which foods are good for you.

    It’s available on the App Store here.

    LCHF allows for dietary products as well. Basicly LCHF is a modern day paleo diet. It avoids processed foods as much as possible, however cheese and cream are allowed.

    You should definitely try it, I’ve lost more than 50 pounds, using this diet.


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