It’s been over a year since we moved to North Carolina, but there are still some foods from Madison that I fixate on. This week, I found myself craving a portabella mushroom bagel sandwich I used to get at Gotham Bagels. It was always a mess to eat and the ingredients don’t sound like they belong together at all, but somehow it works. And unlike a lot of the foods I find myself craving from Wisconsin, I knew this was one I could attempt to make myself!
Portabella Mushroom Bagel Sandwich // The original version uses a caper cream cheese, but since I had just received a box of olives from Musco Family Olive Company to sample and photograph for my Oh My Favorites Giveaway, I used chopped pimento-stuffed green olives instead. (Sidenote: if you’ve never had cream cheese with olives in it, you are missing out!) Combine about a tablespoon of those with two tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese. Spread that on both sides of a bagel. Place half of a roasted red pepper on the bottom of the bagel, then a layer of lettuce, a sauteed portabella mushroom (I cooked mine with a little bit of olive oil and a splash of red wine), and top with the other bagel half. Sandwich bliss.
Kale-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms // Another portabella mushroom recipe! I love kale and mushrooms together–they’re such a tasty, earthy (not to mention healthy) duo.
Quinoa Veggie Burgers // We made these the day before vacation, froze the leftovers, and then had them for dinner the day after we got back from vacation. So if you make these, make some extra because they freeze well! Also make extra because they’re delicious.
Peaches and Cream Popsicles // It’s impossible to go to the farmers market in July and not buy peaches.
Blackberries // It’s also impossible to go to the farmers market in July and not buy blackberries. Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits. I’m attempting to grow them in the backyard, but it’s not working out so well.