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June 26, 2018

Magical Mushrooms

Magical Mushrooms

Have you ever wanted to grow a garden at home, but haven't had the best of luck getting started? Back to the Roots Mini-Mushroom Kit, included in this month's box of favorite things from Brad Leone, is just what you need this summer to have an automatic green thumb. The growing kit is simple to use and you don't need to worry that the mushrooms won't grow. Back to the Roots instills confidence with their "100% Guaranteed to Grow" promise, making it excellent for the beginning gardener or your kids. Once you get Brad's box, it's as simple as placing your mushroom kit anywhere inside your home and adding water. In as little as 10 days, you'll be harvesting your crop of oyster mushrooms!

Oyster mushrooms have a deliciously clean yet potent flavor which makes them perfect for adding to sauces, soups or sauteing alongside other vegetables for the perfect side dish or main entree. Mushrooms are also considered a superfood. A great source of vitamin D and B12, (mushrooms produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight just like humans), they also help boost the immune system and promote skin and nervous system health. Certain mushrooms have even been found to combat cancerous tumors. The super powers of mushrooms contribute to so many health benefits! Do you need any more reasons to eat mushrooms? Here's another... one of our favorites recipes courtesy of Back to the Roots. Change up taco Tuesday this week with Oyster Mushroom Tacos!

Oyster Mushroom Tacos


  • 2 cups homegrown Back to the Roots Oyster Mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 bunch green onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 6 - 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Finely chop the oyster mushrooms, vegetables and herbs.
  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat for 1 minute. Add  garlic, bell pepper and onions. Saute until soft.
  3. Add mushrooms and jalapeno. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add cilantro, salt and pepper. Stir for about 1 minute.
  5. Scoop mushroom filling into warm tortillas. Serve hot and enjoy!


Please send us photos of your Back to the Roots Mini Mushroom crop to info@cratechef.com. The first 3 subscribers to respond will receive a special gift from us :) 

Now, get growing!



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