National Day of the Mushroom

National Day of the Mushroom

Happy National Day of the Mushroom!! 


There’s a fungus among us and it’s time to celebrate! :D

Day of the Mushroom is all about celebrating and bringing awareness to all edible fungi and those who enjoy them in their everyday meals. Mushrooms are some of the most sustainable foods in the US, boasting gmany health benefits such as improving heart health and eliminating free radicals.¹,²

Mushrooms first came about during the 19th century when French chefs began to use them. They quickly became well known and utilized in many cuisines around the world.

Mushrooms come in all shapes, sizes and unique flavors. Each variety can add so much texture, heartiness, and earthy flavor to any dish!

A few of our favorite varieties include Pink and White Oyster, Lions Mane, Morel, Shiitake, Chanterelles, Chicken of the Woods, Portobello, and Truffle [which is one of the most expensive mushrooms because they are hard to find & grow and do not keep well for a long length of time].

Not only are mushrooms wonderful to eat but it is so fun to forage for mushrooms if you know where to find the edible ones! With lots of edible mushrooms but also poisonous look-alikes, ALWAYS do your research and seek the guidance of a trained mycologist or mushroom expert before eating any in the wild. You can take foraging classes and there is a plethora of wonderful books available to help, such as 100 Edible Mushrooms.

Photo by: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

~Foraged Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

Speaking of mushrooms, have you tried our NEW Pink Oyster Mushroom Kit?

You can grow your own Pink Oyster Mushrooms at home!

Fall in love with this delicious, savory, meaty variety of oyster mushrooms. Oven roast, pan fry, or air fry - there are so many ways to enjoy this fast-growing, beautiful mushroom!

Simply activate the grow kit and sit back and watch your mushrooms grow! 🍄

Lets celebrate this day by eating mushrooms!! And what better way to do that than with some amazing Hamama Recipes!?

Here is a roundup of all our favorites...give some a try!

Coconut Curry Ramen: Hamama Happiness Manager, Allie

Oven Roasted Mushrooms: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

Creamy Zucchini & Mushroom Soup: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

Thai Peanut Ramen Noodle Soup: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

 Vegan French Onion Soup with Wild Mushrooms: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

Vegetarian Mushroom & Onion Pot Pie: Hamama Happiness Team Member, Carolyn

Do you have a mushroom recipe you’d like to share with us? Leave your recipes in the comments below, we would love to hear from you! 

And don’t forget to tag! #dayofthemushroom


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