OK, so you're having a potluck at work and want to bring something tasty and easy and, of course... VEGAN, right? Something that'll shut up the skeptics and won't scare off the timid.
Here ya go. Stuffed mushrooms. They're my default for most potlucks because they go together fast and everyone is terribly impressed! I've used several recipes in the past, but this one seems the best, so far.
24 baby bella or large button mushrooms, with stems
1-2 (or more!) large garlic cloves, put thru garlic press
1 tsp dried sage
1 cup pecans, hazelnuts (or walnuts if you must - but I hate walnuts, just sayin'), finely chopped
2 Tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup soymilk
2 Tbsp. silken tofu
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Finely chop stems (in food processor), then cook with garlic and sage in olive oil on medium heat until lightly browned. Stir in nuts, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute.
Sprinkle insides of caps with a little salt then divide filling among the caps.
Bake until filling is browned and caps are tender, about 30 minutes. If they start to dry out, cover pan with foil, removing just to let them brown...