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Summer Vegetable Sauté

Mushrooms make everything better, especially in this late summer vegetable sauté. Enjoy it as a side dish with grilled meats or tuck it into an omelet for a hearty, yet meatless meal. Serve it as a filling for burritos, tacos, or enchiladas or as a topping for rice bowls.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, sliced
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 small zucchini, sliced
2 small green peppers, sliced
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the oil.
2. Add the onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook stirring over medium heat, stirring until onions are clear and mushrooms start to give up their liquid, about 7 minutes.
3. Add the zucchini and peppers, and continue cooking until zucchini and peppers are tender.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss in fresh basil. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Portabella Cheeseburger Protein Style

Jessica from LifeAsMOM showcases how you can find healthy dining ideas while eating out and even bring some of the inspiration to your own kitchen table.

Serves 2


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, pressed
salt and pepper to taste
2 portabella caps, cleaned and trimmed
1/2 pound ground beef
Favorite seasoning salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small red onion, sliced into rings
2 slices cheddar cheese
Sliced tomato, lettuce leaves, other condiments


1. In a one quart Ziploc bag, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add the mushrooms and marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, divide the beef into two portions and form each into a patty. Season to taste with seasoning salt. Set aside and preheat the grill.
3. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil until simmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Grill the burger patties and mushrooms over hot grill until the meat is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 160º and mushrooms are tender, about 10 minutes. During the last minute or two of cooking, lay the cheese slices atop the burgers to allow them time to melt. If you’re going meatless, you can melt the cheese over the mushrooms.
5. On each plate, layer one mushroom, burger, cheese, and sautéed onions. Serve with tomato, lettuce, and other condiments.