Every year our friends do a big holiday dinner that we call: Friendsmas. This year is out 10th annual dinner! It started out as me making dinner for my boyfriend (now husband), our roommates, and their 15-member bromance. We’d have a big turkey dinner with a side of cheeseburgers from McDonald’s.
Oh, how times have changed.
Thankfully, our friends all got girlfriends and wives so I don’t have to cook every single dish anymore. We mix up the date and switch who hosts the festivities. Some years we do full potluck style dinners and others we do apps.
This year is an appetizer night on NYE. Sans cheeseburgers. Oh, and there’s a kids table now, too!
They’re a big hit and the perfect bite-sized app.
And if you’re looking for something a little more entree-like…swap the creminis for about four portobellos (stem removed and gills scraped out).
Fun fact? Fungi is more closely related to humans than any other kingdom, including plants.
Mushrooms are a powerful superfood that studies have shown to be useful in preventing and treating more than 200 health conditions — including cancer.
Providing powerful immune support, mushrooms are high in anti-oxidants and full of anti-inflammatory properties. Make sure to include a variety of mushrooms to take advantage of their wide-spread benefits.
I make sure to include the use of edible mushrooms in my program, The Clear Skin Solution because creminis have been shown to help reduce estrogen dominance. When your hormones are out of balance, they can trigger stubborn acne and breakouts.
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
Yields 30 cremini mushrooms or 4 portobellos
To serve as an entree, swap out cremini mushrooms for 4 portobellos.