Pesto Portabellos and a Vegetarian Times giveaway!


I found a way. A way to eat my vegetarian meals without making Grumpy all upset. I realized I could eat my side dishes as a meal and Grumpy could have his meat and still have a vegetarian dish an not realize what I am doing. At least until he reads this post. πŸ˜‰

Aaron from asked me if I would like to do another giveaway this month. When he asked me what magazine I would like to give away, my first thought was Vegetarian Times. Having been brought up in a vegetarian atmosphere, I totally crave those foods and much prefer them myself. Being married to a carnivore (and one that hunts for his food also), well, I just can’t always have what I want. Most of the reasoning behind this is I don’t want to cook two different meals. Being just the two of us I can’t consume all that food by myself. So I look for opportunities to make something that will “go with” our meal and can be my main course or I take a couple of my favorite vegetarian dishes to an event such as our Department picnic or Christmas party!


I decided to make Pesto Portabellos as a “side” one night recently. I love pesto but had never thought of using it in a stuffing for mushrooms. The recipe also called for chopped hazlenuts. I contemplated not using them but decided to go ahead and use them. Just before eating the mushrooms I did squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top. These were awesome stuffed mushrooms.

My friend Val from More than Burnt Toast also made a dish from Vegetarian Times this week. Make sure to check out her post to see her delicious dish for another sample of their recipes!

Aaron has agreed to give 3 of my readers a one year subscription to Vegetarian Times! If you would like to enter this giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment along with a way for me to reach you should you win. If you want to see what other magazines offers at very reasonable prices make sure to check out their website!

Giveaway ends Tuesday, September 8, 2009 6 PM Easter Standard time.


  1. says

    My bf is a really hard person to cook for. He proclaims to be very picky and wants meat in everything. So when I do my non-meat dinners, I can only do them when I'm not around him. I do eat meat, just not as much as before. I would love to have a chance to win a subscription, it would be a great way for me to broaden my horizons in the vegetarian world and maybe I'll find some great recipes to serve the bf w/out him being to picky about it!

  2. says

    Yum! I love mushrooms and these look great! I've just started eating vegetarian at home about a month ago. And I'm loving it. I've always loved vegetables, but I like meat, too. So, I just decided for health and budget reasons to stop preparing meat at home and just eat meat when I go out. It's worked out great so far!

  3. says

    I get the weekly emails from Vegetarian Times and their recipes sound so good. I need to start eating more heart heathy too so this is a great prize.

  4. says

    I would love to win a subscription to Vegetarian Times. I've been a vegetarian for almost 10 years and keep thinking that I need to check this magazine out! Thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. says

    I would love to be entered in the magazine giveaway. I didn't know that there was a vegetarian mag..BTW we love portabello's I use them in many recipes. I have never tried them stuffed, it sounds yummy. can't wait to try this recipe.

  6. says

    Shelby – You are too cool for school! It is my goal for my chickies and I to eat vegetarian at least once a week. I think it would make my Grandma very happy! πŸ˜‰

  7. Stephanie_oh says

    My husband and I are both carnivores but I like to cook vegetarian at least once a week for health reasons. We both love mushrooms and just about any fruit or vegetable. Would love to be entered in the contest. Thanks, Stephanie

  8. says

    Those mushrooms sound like something I would totally love! I'd like to start doing a vegetarian meal 1-2 times a week, so this magazine would be perfect to help me plan those meals.

  9. says

    I love stuffed mushrooms and this one looks delicious! I don't label it as vegetarian (because otherwise my carnivorous family wouldn't eat it either) when I cook a main meal without meat. They just start giving me their puzzled looks like, "what else did you cook?" lol!

  10. says

    Love stuffed mushrooms!! And with pesto, these sound perfect! Would love to get my hands on this magazine…I too have married a carnivore so my meals seem to always have meat in them. I don't mind the meat, but wouldn't mind a few vegetarian meals a week. I like your idea!

  11. says

    Your site is making me hungry!

    I would love to enter the magazine giveaway. I was just looking at one yesterday from last year, and thinking I should cut out a couple other magazine subscriptions and subscribe to Vegetarian Times, since it is so good!

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