What is The Blend?

For the past several years, chefs have faced increasing pleasure to serve healthier and more sustainable meals that reduce calories and sodium--and still taste delicious. Many have perceived The Blend as a groundbreaking development. It simultaneously achieves nutrition, sustainability, and flavor.

The Blend is an emerging culinary trend that features the craft of blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, or lamb) for meals that are more delicious, nutritious, and sustainable. The Blend transforms recipes you love such as burgers, meatballs, meatloaf, tacos, and lasagna.
What are the Benefits Using of The Blend?
Nutrition:  Mixing mushrooms into a recipe can add another serving of vegetables. Mushrooms are rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
Reduce Sodium:  Thanks to mushrooms' umami (savory) taste, you can maintain the delicious flavor of recipes you love and cut back on salt.

Boost flavor:  Studies show combining meat with mushrooms actually enhances the flavor of your favorite recipes.
Save Money:  The Blend adds bulk and volume allowing you to generate more servings and extend portions. This translates into a cost savings per serving.
Sustainability:  Mushrooms production is relatively gentle on the planet. They're grown year-round in highly controlled environments and effectively convert water into food. Whereas meat production requires a vast amount of water and resources. Our mushrooms are sourced from local growers in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

How Does It Work? 
1. Chop your favorite mushrooms variety to match
the consistence of the ground meat in the recipe.
2. Cook and season the mushrooms the same as the meat.
3. Combine the mushroom with the meat, and complete your recipe.
Optional:  For enhance their flavor, roast mushrooms for 10-15 minutes prior to chopping.

Recipes featuring The Blend:  http://www.mushroomsonthemenu.com/
The Mushroom Council is sponsoring "Blend the Rules"-- a contest for schools to show creative ways to offer mushrooms to students and using meat blended with mushrooms in recipes.
The grand prize is a $5,000 Farm to School grant.