Monday, August 18, 2008

Study Shows The Power Of Energy Density

New Mushroom Study Shows The Power Of Energy Density

ScienceDaily (2008-08-17) -- Preliminary research suggests increasing intake of low-energy density foods, specifically mushrooms, in place of high-energy-density foods, like lean ground beef, is a strategy for preventing or treating obesity. This is good news for the more than one-third of US adults age 20 and older who are obese, according to the Center for Disease Control.... read full article

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Grilled pizza with mushrooms, pear and brie

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Serves: four to six

4 oz mushrooms
2 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 oz brie cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pizza crust, preferably thin
3 tbsp basil leaves, thinly shredded

Either leave mushrooms whole and toss with oil and salt and pepper to taste; grill, uncovered and turning occasionally, until barely tender, four to five minutes and slice or slice mushrooms, then heat oil in large skillet over medium-high; saute until barely tender, four to five minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

In medium bowl, gently toss together mushrooms, pear and brie.

Place pizza crust on oiled grill over medium-high heat; cook just until grill marks appear, about one minute. Turn. Scatter pear mixture evenly over crust. Close lid and grill until cheese melts, two to three minutes. Remove and scatter with basil.

Nutritional information:
1 Serving (when recipe serves six):
9 g protein
9 g fat
36 g carbohydrates
263 calories

~ Recipe courtesy of Foodland Ontario