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Veggie 101: Enokitake Mushroom & Athlete Profile: Josh A.

By Alia | In Athlete Profiles, Rest Day | on February 2, 2014

Enokitake mushrooms are usually found in Asian cuisines and mostly in soup and they can be eaten raw. Like most delicate fungi, they are fairly delicate and do not tolerate cooking for long times very well. In soups and stir frys, you would add them towards the end of the dish. Available in canned and the much preferable fresh form, Enoki mushrooms are nicknamed “Velvet Foot” due to the soft texture of the long stems. There are two color varietals. The brown large variety is grown in the sun and the white is grown without sunlight therefore lacking in color.

Preparation of this mushroom is similar to the classic button type. Rinse with cold water just before adding to a dish, remove the hardened stem at the bottom and in the Enoki’s case, separate the delicate stems by hand. Enokis are rich in Vitamin B3 and loads of antioxidants. There’s a great article about Enoki’s here. Enokis are just sweet enough to add to a salad or of you miss noodles, buy more and use them in its place. I’ve become a big mushroom fan as of late. One of my friends loaned me a couple of books about mushroom growing and if I had the time and resources, I’d join him in his mushroom growing endeavors. I don’t want to get soapbox here, but mushrooms could help the world in ways that would blow your mind.

So all of the Whole 30 and non challenge athletes, try something new. Bone broth and enoki mushrooms to chase a cold night away!
A very happy birthday to Josh A.! Josh and Tami make up one of Intrepid’s many power couples. Watching him do fingertip push ups or belly to bar pull ups is always inspiring and motivating. We wish you a wonderful day filled with food, fun and love! Happy Birthday!


02.02.14 REST DAY

6 Comments to "Veggie 101: Enokitake Mushroom & Athlete Profile: Josh A."

  • Michelle says:

    February 2, 2014 at 7:14 AM -

    Happy birthday Josh!! Have a great day!!

  • Kathy says:

    February 2, 2014 at 7:23 AM -

    Have a wonderful bday Josh. Always a pleasure to wod with you and watch you kick butt.

  • Katie M says:

    February 2, 2014 at 7:31 AM -

    Happy Birthday Josh!

  • tami says:

    February 2, 2014 at 6:51 PM -

    Just saw the post. Happy B-day to a one of my three favorite guys. Funny that you share a post w your most hated vegetable:)

  • Nathania says:

    February 3, 2014 at 4:24 AM -

    Happy birthday Josh!! @Tami you are mean lol by the way are you picking up some burpee for him today?? You Guys enjoy!

  • Tina says:

    February 3, 2014 at 8:03 AM -

    Hope you had a great birthday Josh!!

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