Cooking up a mushroom storm with Lesley Stewart on CHCH Morning Live. Click here to watch the full segment.

If you’re looking to add some umph to your weeknight suppers, or pizzazz to your holiday entertaining menu – look no further than fungi.  Yup, mushrooms.  Mushrooms are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber.   Mushrooms.ca has a plethora of recipes that will satisfy everyone’s tastebuds and bellies.  My fam’s favourite is: Cheeseburger Pizza from BlendAndExtend.ca  By blending chopped mushrooms with Ontario ground beef, you add an additional serving of vegetables to your dish; lighten up classic dishes such as: spaghetti, tacos and burgers (just to name a few); and extend the volume of your dish = extend portions.  As the mom of two active and very hungry boys, wife of the rep soccer coach, and avid runner myself, extended portions are a must in our home.  We are one hungry bunch.  I was delighted to share a few of our family favourite recipes from Mushrooms.ca & BlendandExtend.ca on CHCH Morning Live (click here to watch the live segment).  I encourage you to visit both sites and explore all the amazing, flavourful and good-for-you recipes.

*Click on each title for link to recipes*

Philly Mushroom Cheese Sandwich *a weekend luncheon must20151107_092325

Baked Mushroom Topped Brie *Holiday appetizer/cocktail party show stopperIMG_-nlw7g1

Cheeseburger Pizza *The name says it all ~ you will never call for take-out again!! IMG_-s628z5

  Charmaine is a chef and recipe developer.  She is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, and food writer for DSC_1081Running Room Magazine sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food and cooking.

Charmaine is a proud ambassador of Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon: a celebration of Women & Fitness, come join in the FUN June 6th, 2016.  Hope to see many of you at the start line in 2016!  Click here to register.

Pick up the Sept/Oct issue of STRONG Fitness Magazine for my: Healthy Take-Out Recipes.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind. For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com 

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