Recipes

Recipes

Now that your harvest is ready, you can start using it in recipes! A word of caution though, your mushrooms should never be ingested raw; they should be dried either in the sun or in your freeze dryer for a seamless experience. Try out our recipes for your dried mushrooms and see for yourself!

Mushroom Elixir

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Ingredients:

  • 1-2 grams of dried mushrooms, finely ground
  • 1 cup of water
  • Honey or agave syrup (optional, for sweetness)
  • Lemon slice (optional, for flavour enhancement)
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Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat and add the ground mushrooms. Simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. This process ensures that the active compounds are fully extracted.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer to pour the tea into a cup, removing the mushroom grounds.
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Flavouring

  • Add honey or agave syrup to taste, and a slice of lemon if desired. The lemon not only adds flavour but may also aid in the extraction of active compounds.
  • Sip the tea slowly, savouring the unique flavours and awaiting the gentle effects to manifest.

Mushroom Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 gram of dried mushrooms, finely powdered
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • 1 cup of spinach or kale for a green boost
  • 1 cup of almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • A tablespoon of honey or agave syrup (optional, for sweetness)
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Instructions

  • Prepare the Mushrooms: Ensure the mushrooms are finely powdered using a coffee grinder or similar appliance.
  • Blend the Ingredients: Add the banana, mixed berries, spinach or kale, and almond milk to a blender. Add the powdered mushrooms.
  • Sweeten: Include a tablespoon of honey or agave syrup if a sweeter taste is desired.
  • Blend Until Smooth: Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Serve: Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately for the best taste and benefits.

Mushroom Baked Goods

Mushroom Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 grams of dried mushrooms, finely powdered
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
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Instructions

  • Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 175°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and powdered mushrooms.
  • Cream Butter and Sugars: In another bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add Egg and Vanilla: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in Chocolate Chips: Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Bake: Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  • Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Important Guidelines for Mushroom Consumption

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Proper Identification:

Always ensure that mushrooms have been correctly identified and sourced from reliable suppliers. Incorrect identification can lead to the consumption of potentially harmful species.

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Drying Process:

Mushrooms intended for consumption must be thoroughly dried before use. The drying process helps to mitigate potential risks associated with raw mushroom consumption, including the presence of harmful bacteria and the reduction of unwanted compounds.

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Dosage Awareness:

Be acutely aware of the dosage of dried mushrooms used in any recipe. Start with a low dosage, especially if you are unfamiliar with their effects, and never exceed the recommended amount. The potency of mushrooms can vary significantly between species and even between batches.

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Legal Compliance:

Ensure that the cultivation, possession, and consumption of mushrooms comply with local laws and regulations. The legal status of certain mushrooms varies by country and region, with some species being classified as controlled substances.

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Health Considerations:

Individuals with a history of mental health issues, pregnant women, and those on medication should avoid consuming psychedelic or medicinal mushrooms due to potential adverse effects or interactions. Consultation with a healthcare professional is recommended before consumption.

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Supervised Consumption:

Especially for those new to consuming mushrooms with potent effects, it is advised to do so in a safe environment and ideally under the supervision of someone experienced in their use.

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Allergic Reactions:

Be aware of the potential for allergic reactions. If you or your guests have a history of allergies, especially to fungi, proceed with caution and consider a medical consultation prior to consumption.

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Driving and Machinery:

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming mushrooms with psychoactive properties. Their effects can significantly impair your ability to perform tasks requiring concentration and coordination.

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Responsible Use:

Mushrooms with psychoactive properties should be used responsibly and respectfully, recognizing their potential for both beneficial and adverse effects. Misuse can lead to significant health risks and legal consequences.

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Storage:

Store dried mushrooms in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children and pets. Proper storage is essential to maintain their potency and prevent accidental ingestion.

By adhering to these warning notes, consumers can navigate the consumption of mushrooms more safely, ensuring a positive and harm-free experience. Remember, the key to responsible use lies in education, awareness, and caution.