Music for your Mouth: Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom? Infected with DELICIOUSNESS!

I apologise. We haven’t even quite reached the halfway point in MoFo and I’m already getting a bit loopy. Perhaps I was a bit ambitious in aiming for a new recipe every single day. Regardless, I’m here now, and I have a recipe for you.


Have you noticed my posts are getting less and less talk? I’ve been spending too much time cooking and browsing the blogroll, and so by the time I get around to actually making my own posts, I just want to get them out there.


Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cashew Cheese

12 – 18 button mushrooms (depending on size)
1 recipe of cashew cheese
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup walnuts, toasted
Juice of half a lemon
3/4 cup basil
2 Tbsp olive oil + extra for brushing
Salt and Pepper

1 Tbsp pinenuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 180C.

Carefully remove stems from mushrooms and lay mushroom caps upside down on a lightly greased tray.

To make your pesto, place garlic, walnuts, lemon, basil, oil and salt and pepper in a blender, and blend until combined. If more liquid is needed, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.

Prepare cashew cheese and place in a bowl. Add pesto and stir through.

Fill each mushroom with pesto mix, then brush the mushroom flesh with a little oil.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until mushrooms are tender and the pesto begins to look a little golden.

Serve on some rocket (straight from your parents’ garden!) and cherry tomatoes to brighten the plate up. Garnish with toasted pine nuts.

infectedmush5I’m going to play you a song called Converting Vegetarians. Obviously they mean converting vegetarians to vegans, right? Ha!



  1. Yum! MoFo is great but gosh it’s distracting. I keep reading all the other blogs and not remaining as interested in my own!

    1. So distracting! Agreed – I spend so long browsing and then go oops, better post before the day’s up!

  2. Kate says:

    Wow these look divine!

  3. oh yummy – I think my comments are getting shorter too

    1. Haha – I hear you on that one. I think I’ll need a holiday from the internet when MoFo is over!

  4. hastalavegan says:

    Wow these look delicious! I’m starting to feel like Mofo is getting on top of me a bit, hoping to cook loads this weekend so I can relax a little bit during the week

    1. Thank you! That sounds like a really good idea – I had intended to be a bit more organised this weekend but my plans went awry. I managed to do a sneaky one last week where I did two posts on one day, scheduling one for the next day so that I at least had a day off!

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