Hearty Sausage and Mushroom Sauce

mushroom sausage pasta

I love a thick, hearty meat sauce when the weather gets cold. I also like saving money and sneaking in more vegetables to meals. This hearty sausage and mushroom pasta sauce satisfies both! Since mushrooms have such a hearty taste and have the same texture as ground meat, they blend perfectly with the sausage meat. By using the mushrooms, you can use less meat and save money. By using sausage, the meat is pre-flavored and quick to whip up.   Of course, you can use any pasta you prefer- long noodles, penne, rigatoni (my personal favorite), whole wheat, even gluten […]

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[Recipe] Delicious barley risotto with asparagus and mushrooms

YumLooking for a little change in the rice department? Barley is a great way to expand your recipe repertoire because it cooks up to be gelatinous, nutty and delicious. It has a lower glycemic index than rice, contains more fibre and can be just as quick to whip up. In fact, with this recipe you don’t have to stand over the risotto stirring it constantly! You can let it cook up with less hassle. Also, this recipe is made from ingredients found at my local wholesale store (ie. Costco). Although I love shopping at the local fresh produce markets, sometimes […]

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