If you are a mushroom aficionado, you are likely to be familiar with Lion’s mane mushrooms…but outside of the avid mushroom community, awareness of these was perhaps not too widespread, at least till recently. Part of the challenge is that they are quite hard to hunt. And part is historical mystique…these mushrooms were rare and prized for their health benefits, and available only to royalty in China and other parts of Asia.
Of late, this once upon a time food for Emperors has come to be known for some very significant health benefits. They are known to be fantastic for the immune system, as well as for memory and healthy neurological functioning. They have been used for their curative effects in healing ulcers of the duodenal region and ulcerative colitis. Their paste is also used as a face pack with honey in some holistic treatments.
It is only befitting then, that we bring you this lovely recipe of lion’s mane mushrooms, complemented with an eclectic mix of rapini or broccoli rabe, cabbage, almonds, oranges and cinnamon. Wonderfully easy to make, beautifully balanced in flavor, and brimming over with goodness.