health benefits of mushrooms:
-mushrooms have a glycemic index of 10, which makes them an ideal food for individuals who are trying to lower their carb/sugar load.
-low in calories, carbohydrates, fats
-provide good amount of dietary fiber and protein
-excellent source of vitamins riboflavin and niacin, and a moderate source of other B-vitamins
-very good source of selenium which has antioxidant properties and is effective in neutralizing the free radicals in our body.
*1/2 cup vinegar + 1/2 cup water
* ~ 1 pound mushrooms (stems removed, cut in half if large)
*1/4 cup olive oil
*1 tsp dried thyme
*1 tsp salt
*1/2 tsp black pepper
*2 tsp dried oregano
*~ 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
*~4 tsp minced garlic
*~ 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
*1 tsp red chili pepper flakes if you desire some extra spice
Bring water and vinegar to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Add mushrooms and simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Mushrooms need to soften, but you don’t want them to overcook. Remove from heat and drain. Lightly pat dry with a paper towel.
Whisk together all other ingredients. Add mushrooms to marinade and chill in refrigerator for two hours. Serve chilled or warm.