Monday, June 15, 2015

Stuffed Field Mushrooms with Pesto (ABC Delicious Valli Little)

As I aged, I prefer my life to be simple.

I hope that I don't sound like an old haggard lady saying this and like you to see my point on how I truly appreciate the beauty of being simple.

I begin to develop this preference in these recent years whenever I have my quiet moments. I tend to appreciate every single thing as it is. To me, being simple helps me to be content.

Hence, this is the reason why I like food that are made with the most basic and honest ingredients. To illustrate, this stuffed field mushrooms with pesto is the kind of simple and beautiful food that I'm talking about...

stuffed field mushrooms pesto ABC delicious Valli Little
Stuffed Field Mushrooms with Pesto with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This is one of the simplest vegetarian dishes I ever made.

It is made of simple and easily available ingredients like mushrooms, tomatoes, pesto and bread crumbs.

It is really simple, easy and straightforward to make. And, the recipe is from the book, ABC delicious Simple.

This is the book, ABC delicious Simple by Valli Little.

This latest bite-sized book is one of the ABC delicious books that I have recently reviewed at here, here, here and here.

Like the two books that I have recently reviewed, this book is another fantastic creation by the best selling Australian author Valli Little and her team behind Australia's ABC delicious magazine. In this book, there is a total of 60 recipes and all are very simple and straightforward to cook.

Needless to say much, please allow me to show you the simplistic way of making this dish.

First, I gathered the ingredients like these cherry tomatoes...
As mentioned in the recipe, you can use freshly processed crust-less sourdough bread crumbs or any kinds of pesto and I have used panko crumbs and sun-dried tomato pesto to make my dish.
Next, I did some oil brushing and assembled the ingredients in the prepared tray.
Season the dish with salt and pepper
... and bake for these in the oven about 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve!
This can't be easier or simpler...
stuffed field mushrooms pesto ABC delicious Valli Little
... but it can be very delicious!!!
... with its complex 5-dimensional sweet, sour, salty, "meaty" and crunchy taste and texture.

Wish that I can show you the faces of my family enjoying every single bit of this dish.

Although it is a vegetarian dish, my meat-loving husband and son are not complaining when they were feasting this ... Surprise! Surprise!

Hope that you like this simple dish and also many simple recipes in this book.

I'm sorry that I have agreed to the publisher that I can't publish this recipe in this book review but you can win one copy of the book here at my blog! If you miss out the chance of winning this book, you can check out this book in most book shops at a retail price of AUD$19.99.

This giveaway is open to ALL international readers and the submission ends on 5 July 2015. Good Luck!

Before ending this post, I like to thank ABC Delicious and Harper Collins Australia for giving me this opportunity to do this review. I like to make a disclaimer here that I'm not paid to do this review and like to share my most honest opinions about this book.

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  1. Look delicious ! Love your little tomatoes!

  2. Amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Looks delicious! Trying my luck to win this book! =)

  4. These stuffed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes on the vine are a light and lovely meatless dinner idea.
    I'm so glad this giveaway is open to us Yanks. Thanks, Zoe! xo

  5. these looks gorgeous! already hungry for lunch at breakfast :S

  6. Looks delicious, can't wait to check out the book.

  7. Hi Zoe,
    I love simply too, I know what you mean 'as you aged you prefer your life to be simple'
    Love your simple vegetarian dish. They looking delicious!

  8. Simplicity! Love this simple yet tasty vegetarian dish :D

  9. Thank you for the giveaway, hope that I'm the lucky one.

  10. This is perfect for a light vegetarian meal :)

  11. What a simple recipe, i bet it taste wonderfull!

  12. Zoe, these stuffed tomatoes look and sound delicious! It is easy to like mushrooms as they can be "meaty" and absorb flavors very well.

  13. As usual, your post always makes me hungry. I need to go look for something to eat.

  14. Zoe, tomato pesto is delicious and it's a perfect combo wuith mushrooms.

  15. I am sure they taste as good as they look! Absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Thanks for sharing the simple vegetarian dish, love it!

  17. Love stuffed mushrooms. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. There is definitely beauty in simplicity!

  19. Great recipe! Nice photos! I love to make this for my Today's TAPAS instagram post...maybe tomorrow. Very nicely done!