Monterey Mushrooms Blog

Monterey Mushrooms congratulates Cedars Cafe on Top Five Finish

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Aug 12, 2017 6:49:39 PM

We are excited to congratulate Cedar's Cafe in Melbourne, Fla., for being one of the top five finalists for the second year in a row in the James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project competition.

Chefs from across the country entered the competition. Winners were chosen through online voting.  The five chefs with the most votes win a trip to the historic James Beard House in New York, where they will showcase their burgers at an event in 2018. 

Cedar's came in second in the United States, with 79,679 votes.  

The Blended Burger Project is designed to encourage chefs to create healthier, more sustainable dishes. To enter the contest, chefs were asked to create a burger made of at least 25 percent chopped mushrooms

The winning burger creation, developed by Cedar's chef/owner Toni Elkhouri and sous chef Britney Comer, blended Florida-grown Monterey Mushrooms and lamb on an apricot and liquid smoke-glazed bun with sour cherry mustard, basil, Brie cheese and an herb lemon caper walnut relish.

 We love to meet chefs that stand out by blending in. We were excited to see how restaurants worked with their customers to create buzz online via social media channels. 

The previous years blended burgers were such a huge success, that 60 percent of past participants kept a blended burger on their menu year-round.  

To try your own tasty "Blend" recipies, visit


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Topics: Blend

Quick and Easy Summer Recipe

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Aug 10, 2017 10:21:09 AM

Quick and East Summer Recipe

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Topics: Grilling, Summer Dinner Recipes

Summer Grilling with Mushrooms

Posted by Lindsey Roberts on Jul 21, 2017 6:31:57 PM


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Topics: Summer Grilling

Dream it. Wish it. Do it. Eat More Mushrooms this year!

Posted by Lindsey Roberts on Jan 31, 2017 11:54:35 AM

I know how it goes, you start the new year off with every intention to eat better, exercise more and get lots of rest.  But then life gets in the way. To help you keep your New Year’s resolutions, we created a nutrition guide that shares everything you need to know about the vitamin and mineral content of mushrooms; vitamins and minerals have been shown to have an impact on hunger and weight – exactly what we’re all focused on at this time of year.

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Football, Family, Portabella Fries...and FUN!

Posted by Erica Manfre on Jan 30, 2017 1:50:44 PM

Whether you're a football fan, a commercial fan, or just a fan of getting together with friends and family... most of the country will be hanging out with good food, good drinks and good conversation, so why not include some delicious mushrooms and tasty beer into the mix.  It's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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Topics: Recipes, Side Dishes

14-year-old chef builds a better burger by blending meat with mushrooms

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Jan 17, 2017 10:24:44 AM
January 17th, 2017
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Blend the Rules and Win Money for your School!

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Jan 11, 2017 12:09:00 PM

The Mushroom Council is launching a Blend the Rules contest for K-12 cafeteria participation. The council will be capturing success stories and rewarding school districts that are creatively serving mushrooms and the Blend to their students. 

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Cozy up with Mushrooms

Posted by Erica Manfre on Dec 9, 2016 1:52:31 PM

This holiday season is all about mushrooms!  Mushroom soup, mushroom appetizers, mushroom EVERYTHING!  Really.  You can add mushrooms to just about anything.  We put together some fun and easy ways to incorporate mushrooms into your holiday festivities to knock your guest's socks off.

First, doctor up your favorite cream of mushroom soup!  That's right, take any regular cream of mushroom soup and make it "WOW" your friends and family.



  • Your favorite cream of mushroom soup (homemade recipe HERE
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz. Monterey® Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
  • Creme Fraiche (homemade recipe HERE)
  • 1 tbl Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh thyme


Heat up a sauce pan and add 1 tbl of extra virgin olive oil.  Add 8oz sliced Monterey Baby Bella Mushrooms.  Sautee until golden brown and set aside.  Add cream of mushroom soup into the same sauce pan and heat up.  Chop 3/4 of the sliced Monterey Baby Bella Musrhooms and stir into your soup with 1 tsp of chili flakes.  

Serve with a scoop of creme fraiche, chili flakes, thyme, and your remaining sliced Monterey Baby Bella Mushrooms on top.

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Portabella Fries- How to do it!

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Dec 2, 2016 10:32:19 AM
Portabella Fries- How to video
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It is a Mushroom Taco Tuesday!

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Nov 29, 2016 2:25:47 PM

This is what you will need:

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