Serves – 4
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- 1/3 cup chicken stock
- 2 parsnips, washed and sliced
- 1 red onion, small diced
- 4 cups shiitake mushrooms
- 1 cup oyster mushrooms
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 2 tsp sea salt ( I use Crucial 4 Icelandic sea salt)
- 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
- Heat a large cast iron skillet to med/low and add ghee and red onion.
- Add dried herbs and stir to combine.
- Transfer parsnips to the food processor and pulse until you have reached a rice consistency. Add parsnips to your skillet.
- Transfer Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms to the food processor and pulse until you reach a rice consistency. Add to the skillet. Add sea salt and stir all the vegetables until combined.
- Add chicken broth and cook for 15 min or until vegetables are tender.
- Remove from heat and add chopped parsley. Stir to combine. Serve immediately with your favourite protein!
Shiitake mushrooms contain a variety of chemical components that shield your DNA from oxidative damage. For example, lentinan repairs chromosome damage that is brought on by certain medications.
Shiitake mushrooms are especially unusual for a plant since they include linoleic acid, an important fatty acid, and contain eight essential amino acids. Linoleic acid (LA) is an essential fatty acid that aids in cellular health, hormone health, brain health, immune health, muscle growth and even weight loss. Additionally shiitake mushrooms supports healthy bones, enhances digestion, and lessens food allergies and sensitivities.
Shiitake mushrooms are a natural immuno-modulator that helps to create changes in your immune system to make it more efficient. They can activate every immune cell in your body to achieve a complete, effective, and appropriate immune response to protect your self.
Shiitake mushrooms support natural killer (NK) cell activity and help to balance cytokines, which are regulatory proteins released by your immune cells to support a healthy immune system response.
Enjoy this meal knowing you are providing your body with SO many benefits!
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach