Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe

Our slap up low cholesterol breakfast

Sauteed mushrooms recipe makes a very quick and healthy breakfast.

Breakfast, in most families, is eaten on the run; and often pretty junky too. But over the weekend, there's nothing like leisurely meals. That doesn't mean it has to be fattening, either; just make sure the high glycemic index carbohydrates are kept to a minimum. 

That means no sugar pops or donuts; and a maximum of one slice of toast; whole wheat, of course, or our low GI loaf. White bread rolls should be kept for high and holy days only; they turn straight to glucose in the blood stream which means they get deposited just where you don't want them. 

Some aforethought of course is necessary. Get to the supermarket and make sure you have a couple punnets of mushrooms, a pocket of oranges, a bag of super ripe tomatoes and perhaps another fruit too; pawpaw is one of my favourites but an avocado is super healthy. 

A box of eggs and your usual herbs and spices, butter and olive oil, of course, will be needed for the saute. 

You do know, I hope, that butter is back. It should never have been sent packing. There's no place for margarine in the health conscious family. 

Sauteed mushrooms recipe

Sauteed mushrooms recipe makes up a delicious simple egg substitute breakfast.


Always start with the liquid portion of your breakfast if you suffer from heartburn indigestion. Odd, but no tea AFTER breakfast. Drink it first. Why? INDIGESTION HEARTBURN ...

Freshly squeezed fruit juice, a glass of plain warm drinking water or a couple cups of tea are a fantastic start to the day;

A favourite breakfast drink here in Holland is "karne melk" (soured milk).

OJ is definitely not on our menu. Why? ORANGE JUICE FACTS ...

Recently, in Holland, I've been enjoying a weak black tea with a slither of ginger and a slice of lemon thrown into the pot. Personally I don't like the taste of tea bags, so it's loose tea.

Okay, so it takes an extra couple minutes to cut one orange per person, squeeze it, and add some water. I use the whole orange (minus the skin of course) as many of the best nutrients are found in the pulp. She who must be obeyed likes the pure juice so you'll see I do use a strainer above, but that pulp goes into my glass, not the waste. 

2. Fruit

Next enjoy a piece of fruit. Fruit after dinner often causes fermentation in the stomach and a sour feeling. Before breakfast is prima! Whatever fruit is in season is, of course, is just fine, but my all time favourite is an APPLE diet breakfast. Why? It really does keep the doctor away … APPLE DIET ...

Strong research that if you suffer from you-know-what then prunes are a lot more effective than the standard medical treatment. Quick constipation relief ...

Perhaps a couple tablespoons oats muesli ... and another fruit? Some added seeds and freshly cracked walnuts or pecans really make a muesli. Add some raw, lightly filtered honey, if you can find it. Surprisingly, honey doesn't have a high glycemic index. 

3. Tomato relish with your sauteed mushroom recipe.
Slice up an onion and a clove or two of garlic, and fry slowly over a low heat with a little butter. Chuck in a couple of tomatoes, and slice in a few slithers of lemon rind. Cover and cook over low heat once it's boiling merrily. Delic. Add a little water to stop it from burning.

Yes, you've read it so many times on this site, a man must eat a tomato every day of his life. Why the male specie? TOMATO PROSTATE ...

4. Hot Fried Potato with your sauteed mushroom recipe.

Partially microwave one large potato per person, slice it thinly, and drop it into a frying pan with a little hot olive oil, or better still for cooking coconut butter. Know why olive oil is the best oil in the world? Just what are all those olive oil benefits? Should one pay the extra? 

Potatoes, sadly, do have a very high glycemic index and are rapidly stored as fat in the body. But occasionally, provided there is added fat and protein in the meal, you can enjoy a potato; fried in butter or coconut oil and with an egg in the meal, you can relax and enjoy, unless you really have a weight problem; then avoid potatoes. 

Whilst fried potatoes certainly shouldn't be on the menu if you have a weight problem, well, not more than once a month anyway, but the oil does lower the Glycemic Index of potato, the rate at which it's changed to blood glucose.

Am I repeating myself? Yes, indeed, potatoes should be eaten with caution with those trying to get the pounds off. They are extremely fattening whatever way you enjoy them. 

5. Sauteed mushrooms recipe 

  • And now of course the sauteed mushrooms recipe. Wash your mushrooms thoroughly (often they're grown in horse manure remember!), and leave to drain properly. If you're in a rush, dry them with a paper towel. They must be dry or they'll stew instead of fry.
  • Slice them in two if they are large. Remove the stalks.
  • Drop a dollop of butter in a large heavy frying pan, and turn the gas onto high.
  • When the butter is really sizzling, drop first the stalks into the fat, and then the mushroom slices. Not too many, they each must be in contact with the pan. (Meantime, get another frying pan onto the stove, add some butter and turn the pan onto high heat.) Why not margarine … ? HYDROGENATED FOODS ...
  • When the mushrooms are really hot, dribble the upper side of the mushrooms with a few drops of olive oil, and flip the mushrooms.
  • Quite soon they'll start to squeak and squeal (who says vegetables don't feel pain when you bite into them, or drop them into boiling oil?!!), resist the temptation to add more butter or turn down the heat because you'll see little beads of oil breaking out of the mushrooms as they brown. Then they're ready.
  • Just before they're done, not too soon, sprinkle with the sliced garlic and you other favourite herbs like parsley benefits and thyme, and turn the heat off. Flip them a few times.

The bread machine is reputedly the most unused kitchen appliance. I really don't get it as it takes only five minutes, less actually to mix the ingredients; no chemicals, no preservatives, no heartburn, the very healthiest bread at half the price.

By adding some protein, like a dollop of hummus, and extra fat you can turn it into low GI bread; isn't interesting that adding butter makes it less fattening?

Those following the Banting diet, also known as the Paleo diet, will find that all bread is banned; they want you on an extremely low carbohydrate diet. It does have it's merits for the obese but if your BMI is less than say 28 you can enjoy a slice of low GI bread with your sauteed mushrooms recipe. 

6. ONE! EGG (unless your cholesterol is dangerously low!)

If you cholesterol is in good shape, drop your fried or scrambled eggs into the other pan, and put the bread in the toaster.

Actually, even the heart association has dropped its antipathy towards eggs; nevertheless, in moderation if your cholesterol is high.

Interestingly free range eggs have triple the beneficial omega-3 and there are persistent reports that "proper" eggs have no undue influence on heart disease.

Add some parsley to your scrambled eggs. This is perfect for those who are banting. 

Whilst I too love bacon, with all the research coming out about processed meat, it's kept for high and holy days only; rather sauteed mushroom recipes.

Come and get it! That's what I call a slap-up sauteed mushrooms recipe with all the trimmings. The kitchen wallah is going to need some help getting all the food onto the table. Relax and enjoy your Sunday morning slap-up breakfast with the family. After the rush and bustle of the week, the hurried shovelled-down breakfasts, you owe to yourself and your family to enjoy a treat. A healthy treat.

If you're a Christian don't forget to give thanks, of course, or whatever deity you worship. As a great Jewish prophet said, "As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord." Amen and tuck in!

Afterwards, many hands make light work when it comes to cleaning up the mess.

7. A bit of BEETHOVEN for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast.

Yes, I regret, a lot of washing up after our slap-up-breakfast! By now the family will have appeared, those smells are irresistable, so get them to set the table on the patio (if it's summer!) and to make a start on their freshly squeezed orange juice and sliced apples. Put on the Fifth, or your favourite Sunday morning music.

"Did you ever see the customers in health-food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific."

- the inimitable Bill Cosby.

(I suppose I should remove his quotes, but he does have a quick wit)

So, are you pale and skinny and do you look half dead? Do you look terrific, but you're dying?!!! And aren't the pale and skinny people also dying?

It's a valid point Cosby is bringing up. Can we look terrific and not be dying at a rate of knots? Personally, I'm also not a great health-food store person. But then I'm also not a McDonald fan either!

Slow-food made fast is the way forward. Take your vitamins and minerals because we live in a soil-denatured world. Eat your steak but try and get it straight from the prairies, not the feed-lot corn-fed, hormone-pumped variety.

Chiropractic help

Chiropractic help is about better health naturally; that means more exercise and wonderful foods like our sauteed mushrooms recipe.


Beware false reporting on labels of many foods. A favourite mushroom-based sandwich spread claims to have zero trans-isomers, the bad cousins of Cis-isomers that are formed from hydrogenation of fats. Whenever you see the word "hydrogenation" put the product back on the shelf. You don't want your nerves and brain coated with trans-isomers. DAMN LIES STATISTICS ...

Mushroom soup recipes

Some mushrooms left over? They don't keep so, for supper, turn them into mushroom soup recipes; they are so easy to make. MUSHROOM SOUP RECIPES ... 


Perhaps because I was born and brought up in Africa where literally, no exaggeration, more than a million children die every year of starvation, I love to scour the Rotterdam market.

Today, hunting for my Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe, I bought two punnets of mushrooms (500g each), both for € 1.00 (or $1.28 according to XE, they claim the world's favourite currency converter.) Yes, it's true the mushrooms were on the turn. I knew that I had to use them today, or at the latest tomorrow, but they were absolutely fine for my SAUTEED MUSHROOMS RECIPE, even if they're slightly past their sell-by-date.

Just how much good food do you throw away? According to the BBC, the average English family ditches about 30% of the food he buys. I doubt Holland, or America are much different. Perhaps eat and finish that mushroom soup, or save it for tomorrow instead of discarding, and make a contribution to Africa Enterprise's Street-Children project .

Nutritional value of mushrooms

The mushroom is one of those foods that should certainly be on the menu at least once a week; notwithstanding, they have been linked to gout in some sensitive people. In which case certainly don't have them more than once a week.

But the mushroom, not just for their great taste, are richly endowed with fibre and many important minerals like the anti oxidant selenium. Don't take pills for your selenium; eat mushrooms!

Healthy living tips

Healthy living tips contains oodles more similar stuff to this sauteed mushrooms recipe. It's all about getting your eight to ten coloured foods per day; that gives you a massive 35% lower all cause of death.

Better eyesight means fewer car accidents, gamma tocopherol for a healthy prostate gland, hummus for less breast cancer, and so on.

Sauteed mushrooms recipe

Gout @ Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe

Alas it's true and my own foot confirms it. Twice, only after I turned sixty-five, never before, I've had painful attacks of gout, both times after a large mushroom meal. That's known as an anecdote, of no scientific value. But read up the research from the Mayo clinic and you'll see it's true.

I still eat my sauteed mushroom recipe. In moderation. Pig out... and I pay for it.

Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe

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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.

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