While many in the United States have spent much of this winter enduring one snowstorm after another, here in Seattle we’ve been enjoying balmy, spring-like days featuring bright blue skies, blossoming trees, and glorious sunsets.
Then Mother Nature reminded Seattleites that we live in Seattle.
And that it’s March.
On this wet, gray day, I craved a warm and comforting dish. I also needed something that was healthy and in line with the grain-free, dairy-free diet that I’ve been following for the last 8 months. I opened my fridge, spied a box of mushrooms, and knew exactly what I should make.
One of my fellow For the Glow girls recommended Creamy Coconut Garlic Mushrooms from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, and it has been one of my go-to recipes when I need healthy comfort food. For dinner, I paired it with zucchini noodles and roasted grape tomatoes.
Another favorite combo is creamy coconut garlic mushrooms with sautéed spinach and mashed cauliflower.
I’m looking forward to getting more food inspiration from the upcoming For the Glow Spring Cleanse, which starts March 20. It’s a two-week program that For the Glow founder Jenn Jordan calls “detox without deprivation.” Two years ago, the Spring Cleanse was my first experience with For the Glow and helped me start to rethink my approach to cooking and eating. Read more about my experience here. Since then, I’ve become a lifetime member of For the Glow, and I’ve lost 30 pounds. For more details and to sign up for the Spring Cleanse, visit http://seattleglows.com/product/the-spring-cleanse/.