Jeff Brazier gives fun family meals a mushroom makeover

 

This Morning presenter and life coach Jeff Brazier, is the latest celebrity parent to team up  with the Mushroom Bureau to front their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign from today. 

A keen cook and father of two boys, Jeff is the seventh celebrity to step into the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ kitchen, encouraging families across the UK and Ireland to cook more with fresh mushrooms. The print and digital ads, which form part of a three year promotional campaign, will be appearing across the UK and Ireland.

Jeff continues a tradition set by fellow celebrity Mums and Dads, leading the charge on educating parents about quick and healthy meals using the incredibly versatile mushroom. Previous stars include TV presenter Fern Britton, model Jodie Kidd, property guru Sarah Beeny, Westlife star Nicky Byrne, pop star Michelle Heaton and Nadia Sawalha who launched the campaign in October 2013.

A single parent to two boys aged 12 and 13, Jeff takes on all of the food preparation in his household and champions simple, tasty, affordable and nutritious home cooking. Jeff has created four easy to make, mushroom recipes, perfect for feeding hungry mouths after football practice or tucking into on a Saturday night.  

The delicious dishes include a Lemony Mushroom and Chicken Pasta, Sizzling Chicken and Mushroom Quesadillas, Spicy Chilli Mushroom Nachos and a tasty pull-apart Cheesy Mushroom Bread. Jeff has also filmed a series of cookery videos to get mushroom lovers inspired in the kitchen plus a 'Mushroom or Myth' video where his mushroom knowledge gets put to the test.

As well as being low in fat and calories, mushrooms also have a whole host of health benefits, with roughly four mushrooms (80g) counting as one of your 5 a day fruit and vegetable portions. As a natural source of vitamin B₅, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, mushrooms are an easy way of adding flavour and nutrition to a wide range of meals.

Jeff said; "Like many others, I'm a busy parent doing my best to keep the kids ticking over and feeding them healthy nutritious food. I'm always looking for new ways to pack veggies into meals and mushrooms are perfect for adding flavour to fun family occasions.

“Quick and easy to prepare, I try to get the whole family involved when I cook with mushrooms. Filling, great value for money and not to mention delicious, mushrooms are a key ingredient in our kitchen!”

For Jeff's recipe and lots more tasty mushroom meal ideas, visit www.justaddmushrooms.com 

Jeff’s involvement with Just Add Mushrooms is part of a three year promotion representing an investment of over £2.4m, with 50% of funding supplied by members of the Mushrooms Bureau and 50% coming from the EU.

Fern Britton Champions Mushrooms for Great British Breakfasts

 

 

TV presenter and household favourite Fern Britton, is the latest celebrity mum to team up with the Mushroom Bureau to front their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign from today.

A keen cook and mother of four, Fern is the sixth celebrity to step into the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ kitchen, encouraging families across the UK and Ireland to cook more with fresh mushrooms. The print and digital ads, which form part of a three year promotional campaign, will be appearing across the UK and Ireland.

Fern follows fellow celebrity Mums and Dads who have lead the charge on educating parents about quick and healthy meals using the incredibly versatile mushroom. Previous stars include model Jodie Kidd, property guru Sarah Beeny, Westlife star Nicky Byrne, pop star Michelle Heaton and Nadia Sawalha who launched the campaign in October 2013.

Fern, who initially rose to fame when she presented Ready Steady Cook is well known for her love of good food and is keen to champion simple, affordable and nutritious home cooking. Fern has created three easy to make mushroom breakfast recipes - all perfect for setting a hungry family up for the day. 

The three delicious dishes include a vegetarian mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast bake, a yummy mushroom, bacon and egg pancake stack and spicy mushrooms on toast. 

As well as being low in fat and calories, mushrooms also have a whole host of health benefits, with roughly four mushrooms (80g) counting as one of your 5 a day fruit and vegetable portions. As a natural source of vitamin B₅, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, mushrooms are an easy way of adding flavour and nutrition to a wide range of meals.

Fern said, "Cooking has always been a big part of my life, from presenting on Ready Steady Cook, to marrying a chef. I like to think that I've picked up a few tips along the way. The benefits of mushrooms for a healthy, tasty family meal is just one of these - and I'm never without them in the fridge at home."

"It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and mushrooms make the perfect ingredient, as they are not only filling and flavoursome but extremely versatile. A wonderful way to start the day."

For Fern's recipes and lots more tasty mushroom meal ideas, visit www.justaddmushrooms.com. For more of Fern's top tips on cooking breakfast for the family, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreToMushrooms.

Fern’s involvement with Just Add Mushrooms is part of a three year promotion representing an investment of over £2.4m, with 50% of funding supplied by members of the Mushrooms Bureau and 50% coming from the EU.

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Jodie Kidd champions mushrooms for healthy home cooking

 

TV presenter, model and Celebrity Masterchef runner-up Jodie Kidd, is the latest celebrity mum to team up with the Mushroom Bureau to front their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers in the UK and Ireland to cook more with fresh mushrooms. 

A keen cook and mother of one young boy, Jodie will be the fifth celebrity to step into the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ kitchen in print and digital ads, following the campaign launch with Nadia Sawalha in October 2013 and more recent collaborations with property guru Sarah Beeny, Westlife star Nicky Byrne and popstar Michelle Heaton. The ads will be appearing across the UK and Ireland from today and are part of a three year promotional campaign. 

Jodie is well known for her love of good food and proved herself to be a talented cook recently, narrowly missing out on the coveted title of Celebrity Masterchef champion. As part of the promotion, Jodie will share these skills by creating three simple and healthy mushroom meal ideas – all perfect for feeding a hungry family. 

The three delicious dishes include a super-quick mushroom and roast chicken risotto, a hearty mushroom and sausage casserole, and a vegetarian mushroom, sweet potato and kale pie.

As well as being low in fat and calories, mushrooms also have a whole host of health benefits, with roughly four mushrooms (80g) counting as one of your 5 a day fruit and vegetable portions. As a natural source of vitamin B₅, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, mushrooms are an easy way of adding flavour and nutrition to a wide range of meals.

Jodie said: “I’ve always been passionate about healthy eating but since becoming a mum, I’ve become increasingly aware of the importance of giving my son a nutrionally balanced diet. Mushrooms are the perfect ingredient for this, as they not only count towards your five a day, but can also add fantastic flavour to any dish.”

“My time on Celebrity Masterchef has made me a lot more experimental with my cooking, and the versatility of mushrooms means that they always feature in my favourite family meals.”

For Jodie’s recipes and lots more tasty mushroom meal ideas, visit www.justaddmushrooms.com. For more of Jodie’s top tips on healthy cooking for the family, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreToMushrooms.

National mushroom month

October is national Mushroom Month, so with the days growing shorter and colder, there’s no better time to try cooking up some warming mushroom meals for the whole family.

We’ve come up with a whole month’s worth of mushroom meal inspiration, showcasing 31 of our favourite mushroom recipes from soups to stews, pastas to pies.

All of the meals are quick and simple to cook, and would make a perfect mid-week dinner for any mushroom lover.

You can find all 31 recipes here Try them all and let us know your favourite one by tweeting us @moretomushrooms

Happy Mushroom Month!

 

Michelle Heaton heralds mushrooms as key ingredient in healthy family meals

 

Entertainer, TV personality and personal trainer Michelle Heaton, is the latest celebrity mum to team up with the Mushroom Bureau to front their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers in the UK and Ireland to cook more with fresh mushrooms.

The fitness fanatic and mother of two young children will be the fourth celebrity to don the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ chef’s hat in print and digital ads, following the campaign launch with Nadia Sawalha last October and more recent collaboration with property guru Sarah Beeny and Westlife star Nicky Byrne. The ads will be appearing across the UK and Ireland from today and are part of a three year promotional campaign.

Michelle is well known for her passion for healthy eating and an active lifestyle and, as part of the promotion, will share three simple and healthy mushroom meal ideas popular with her whole family. 

The three delicious dishes include a super-quick mushroom and chicken stir fry, tasty Portabello mushrooms baked with an egg in the centre, and a Greek-inspired warm mushroom and feta salad. Michelle will also be sharing some of her favourite time saving cooking tips to help parents spend less time in the kitchen and more playing with the kids!

As well as being low in fat and calories, mushrooms also have a whole host of health benefits, with roughly four mushrooms (80g) counting as one of your 5 a day fruit and vegetable portions. As a natural source of vitamin B₅, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, mushrooms are an easy way of adding flavour and nutrition to a wide range of meals.

Michelle said: “Having a growing young family has made me more aware than ever of the importance of a nutritionally balanced diet, and I’m always looking for new ways to introduce healthy ingredients in to my family cooking. 

“Mushrooms are perfect for this because they can be added to so many different meals, and even chopped up really small in sauces if you have fussy little eaters! With fresh mushrooms in the fridge at home, I know I’ll always be able to put together a tasty and nutritious meal that my whole family will love.”  

For Michelle’s recipes and lots more tasty mushroom meal ideas, visit www.justaddmushrooms.com. For more of Michelle’s top tips on healthy cooking for the family, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreToMushrooms.

 

Mush-Up Challenge

We’re not the only experts when it comes to mushrooms.

Here is a selection of amazing meal ideas from youngsters around the UK.

Why not try them for yourself? 

WINNER

Name: Courtney Treacy

Age: 12

Meal: Mushroom Sushi Twist

Ingredients: Small container of closed cup mushrooms, one egg, two tablespoons of parmesan cheese, ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs, one tablespoon of garlic powder, spinach, ranch dressing, salt and pepper to taste 

Method: Heat oven to 475F. Wash and pat mushrooms. Combine breadcrumbs with cheese, pepper, spinach and garlic. Dip into egg, roll in breadcrumbs mixture and place on baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with warm ranch dressing

RUNNER UP

Name: Kobi Hill

Age: 11

Meal: Mushroom Delight

Ingredients: 250g chocolate, 175g butter, three eggs, one tablespoon sugar, bag of self-raising flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, 100g chopped mushrooms

Method: See image below

RUNNER UP

Name: Louis Ashton

Age: 11

Meal: Mushroom Mix Tacos

Ingredients: 4 portobello mushrooms. 2 shiitake mushrooms, 2 chestnut mushrooms, 4 taco shells, 2 strips of chicken breast, one pointed pepper, one block of cheddar cheese, chillies to taste and olive oil.

Have a recipe to share with us? Head over to facebook.com/moretomushrooms

 

Nicky Byrne gives simple summer recipes a mushroom makeover

 

Westlife star and TV personality Nicky Byrne, is the latest celebrity parent to team up with the Mushroom Bureau to front their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers in the UK and Ireland to cook more with fresh mushrooms.

The popular singer and father of two boys and one girl will be the third celebrity to don the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ chef’s hat in print and digital ads, following the campaign launch with Nadia Sawalha last October and more recent collaboration with property guru Sarah Beeny. The ads will be appearing across the UK and Ireland from today and are part of a three year promotional campaign.

Nicky is the first celebrity Dad to show off his culinary skills in the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign, representing an increasing number of men who are taking on the family cooking duties. As part of the promotion Nicky will share three simple and tasty mushroom meal ideas popular with his young family, which showcase the versatility of fresh mushrooms and some great flavour combinations for everyone to try out.

The three delicious dishes include mushroom mac ‘n’ cheese, a tasty twist on a classic, a mega mushroom and bacon burger and finally, marinated mushroom kebabs, something healthy and fun that the whole family can help prep before cooking on the BBQ. 

As well as being low in fat and calories, mushrooms also have a whole host of health benefits, with roughly four mushrooms (80g) counting as one of your 5 a day fruit and vegetable portions. As a natural source of vitamin B₅, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, mushrooms are an easy way of adding flavour and nutrition to a wide range of meals.

Nicky said: “Being on tour with Westlife taught me the importance of a healthy balanced diet, which is something I’ve tried to pass on to my children. It can be hard to get them to eat vegetables sometimes, but mushrooms are very popular in our household, the kids just love them.”

“Quick and easy to prepare, I try to get the whole family involved when I cook with mushrooms, and now that the weather is getting warmer I’ll be trying out some of our favourite BBQ recipes. Healthy, great value for money and delicious, mushrooms are a key ingredient in our kitchen!”

For Nicky’s recipes and lots more tasty mushroom meal ideas, visit the recipes section. For more of Nicky’s top tips on BBQing, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreToMushrooms.

For mouthwatering family meals…Just add Mushrooms

Our brand new downloadable booklet of 15 delicious and simple family meal ideas featuring mushrooms, is the answer to your dinner time dilemmas (and breakfast and lunchtime too!) With everything from tasty snacks to salads, soups and steaks, there are enough inspiring options to keep the family well fed for weeks. Click the link below to download the booklet and visit our Facebook page  to share pictures of your family enjoying their favourite recipes with other mushroom lovers.

 

 

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Sarah Beeny makes mushrooms the foundation of family meals

 

TV presenter and businesswoman, Sarah Beeny, is the latest celebrity to team up with the Mushroom Bureau to front their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers in the UK and Ireland to cook more with fresh mushrooms. 

The popular TV personality, property developer, and mum of four will be the second celebrity to don the ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ chef’s hat in print and digital ads, following on from the campaign launch with Nadia Sawalha last October. The ads will be appearing across the UK and Ireland from today and are part of a three year promotion representing an investment of over £2.4m, with 50% of funding supplied by members of the Mushrooms Bureau and 50% coming from the EU.

As part of the campaign Sarah has selected three of her family’s favourite mushroom meal ideas, which showcase the versatility of fresh mushrooms and some great flavour combinations for everyone to try out.

The three delicious dishes include creamy mushroom and chicken spaghetti, which offers a tasty alternative to a classic spaghetti bolognaise, mouthwatering flat mushrooms stuffed with sausage meat and garlic butter and finally, a hearty chestnut mushroom, spinach & blue cheese lasagne, all ready to hit the table in 45 minutes or less.  

As well as being low in fat and calories, mushrooms also have a whole host of health benefits, with roughly four mushrooms (80g) counting as one of your 5 a day fruit and vegetable portions. As a natural source of vitamin B₅, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, mushrooms are an easy way of adding flavour and nutrition to a wide range of meals.

Sarah said: “As a busy working mum of four with a passion for wholesome, home-cooked food, I’m a huge fan of mushrooms as they are a brilliant way of adding nutrition and flavour to my family’s favourite meals. 

“Cooking for six can be quite a challenge at times, but mushrooms are easy to prepare and cook, great value for money and are one of my essential fridge items for a quick mid-week dinner, better still, they count towards your 5-a-day!”

For Sarah’s recipes and lots more tasty mushroom meal ideas, visit www.justaddmushrooms.com. For more of Sarah’s top tips on healthy cooking for the whole family, and to enter her mushroom inspired ‘spot the difference’ competition, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreToMushrooms.