Lazy Mornings = Quick Creamy Mushrooms

Gone are the weekends where all that I did was sleep eat read and repeat. 

Life has become extremely hectic and in an extremely good way. 

Cooking is something that rejuvenates me. It calms me down when I am low or super hyper. 

My go to brunch item is always creamy mushrooms and a nice simple salad on the side with a cuppa. 

This recipe is the shortcut version of proper creamy mushrooms in bechamel sauce. Trust me if I had the time to prepare the roux, I would rather prefer taking a nap. Sleep indeed, is a luxury. 

So here it goes:


Mushrooms 4-5 large

White wine – A quick guzzle 😉

White Onion – 1 small roughly chopped

Mustard Powder (optional)

Garlic cloves – 2 big ones

White pepper powder

Chilli Flakes

Brie cheese



1. Heat a frying pan. Add sliced garlic and white onions. Do not brown them. 

2. Add roughly chopped mushrooms. 

3. Keep sautéing till the mushrooms are cooked in their own liquid. Add a glug of white wine when the mushrooms start to stick to the pan. 

4. Add white pepper powder, mustard powder and chilli flakes. 

5. Add brie to this and wait for it melt and till all the ingredients are combined. 

6. Add finely chopped chives. Healthier alternative is to add baby spinach. 

7. Lightly toast some bread. These mushrooms taste heavenly on toasted ciabatta. I generally toast two slices of Molenbergh Wholemeal Grain Bread. 

8. Spread the mushrooms generously. 

9. Add baby spinach leaves and some fruit like apples or pears or mandarins. 

10. In a small bowl mix a tsp each of honey and dijon mustard and little EVOO. Mix well and spread over the baby spincach. 

11. Sprinkle fresh black pepper and salt from the mill if desired.

VOILA. Enjoy your creamy mushrooms with a hot cuppa. I used Jarrah’s Bavarian Bliss to make my coffee with a hint of hazelnut. 


Quick Creamy Mushrooms

Quick Creamy Mushrooms



Fruity’s Foody Folklore

As honored as am I for being tagged and labelled 😦 at the same time (tagged for the post and labelled as senile) I share with my fellow blog surfers the latest tag by Guruji…..this entails questions related to food……….Food- aah something that has bothered me every time my dad and mom gave a close look at me while I gulped my plate of so called nutritious lentils and carbs or cereal !!!! Food- something that has disturbed me from studying or blogging at the shout of-Dinner’s ready!!! Food- aah something that depresses me when I watch news on World Food Crisis….Did I hear you say Italian- now that’s a different territory!!! Italian-aaah something I can devour day and night and can eat 365 or odd 366 days…….Italian- godly preparation…….that melts in my mind even before it enters my mouth!!! Slurp slurp!!!

Coming back from my vindictive imagination- here goes the tag!!!!

1. What’s your favorite table?

Ummmm the corner side table in Barista. My life took a complete paradigm shift from that table. Also the table at Ruby’s Tuesdays and Fortune Platters!!! Love bites exchanged !! 😉

2. What would you have for your last supper?

OMG!!! Last Supper? Ah reminds me to book a painter to paint the modern rendition of Last Supper (featuring the goddess- ME in between 😀 enjoying food). The menu should comprise of this:

Entrée– Pasta Main Course – Pasta Dessert- Tiramisu….umm with some Pasta!!!!! baaahhhhhhhhh 😀

Now I am craving for Pasta…..haaayyyeee 😦

3. What’s your poison?

Aah good question- my poison as clearly indicated above is Pasta (Penne in Bolognese Sauce to be precise!!!!)……… I also love Dark Chocolate cake and Rajma Rice….ummmmmmmmmm did I say Gol Gappes tooo???? 😀 Labelling it poison because its a deadly food that sways my mind with bad bouts of craving…….addicted to it…

4. Name your three desert island ingredients.

Vegetarian, Low Fat and Not Spicy is the key to my food!!! yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

5. What would you put in Room 101?


6. Which book gets you cooking?

What are you saying??????? No book can get me cooking…….my instincts are more than sufficient…Peeps tell me I am a good chef! You may see my book in future some time that can get you cooking!! How’s that for an answer?????? 🙂

7. What’s your dream dinner party line up?

Ooooh groovy mind flirting now……. okiess here goes- Me (baah), my closed family members, my friends, my kingdom, my workers, my bankers, my debtors, my fans, my secretaries (yes plural), my favorite singers for live entertainment!!!!!


8. What was your childhood teatime treat?

Ummmmm hot hot bowl of Maggie, Hot chocolate milk followed by some chocolate or toffees dad usually got every evening!!!!

9. What was your most memorable meal?

Hmmmmm first time when my in laws came to meet me..I was petrified……….first time I felt underconfident and cried oceans before entering living room…. I had cooked Kadahi Paneer which my mom thought to be Chilly Paneer and added her own bits of ingredients….it turned out to be something else…….tasting funny but graciously enjoyed by my in laws!!! 🙂

10. What was your biggest food disaster?

HAHAHAHA nice anecdote goes here…we(Cousins and I) once went to a cousin’s birthday party and one Aunt forced us to eat some MITHAI MAGIC that was launched recently. We were very reluctant to eat it but she kept pushing us… we took a piece and I took the first bite with a puky feeling. It tasted horrible…aunt turned to another aunty to offer and meanwhile I threw the piece under the bed….my cousins followed the suit……..!!!!!!! She came again and offered us her horrible version of Pao Bhaaji (recipe taken by my mom) and again pushed us…….no need to mention the pao bhaaji also went under the bed!!!! We didn’t speak to her or went to her home for quite long knowing she would have seen the stuff next day while cleaning!!!


11. What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?

SUSHI Sushi SuShi…… I hate Sushi!!! 😦

12. Your food hero/food villian?

Food hero- Ummm a nicely baked dish of Lasagne with lots of mushrooms and Spinach………..yummmmmmmmmmaaaa

Food Villain- Ummmmmmm a glass of milk !!! Villain because it always created fights between me and mom…….Yuukkkkk hated it when she used to stand in front of me with a yukky glass of milk first thing in the morning!! 😦

13. Nigella or Delia?

Aaaiyyo why forget our Padmalaksmi? Heheheh well I don’t care…….

14. Vegetarians: genius or madness?

To each his/her own…I can’t say much as I am a recently converted vegetarian turned non vegetarian turned vegetarian…..I was a veggie since childhood (the only exception in the whole family clan) then turned into a non vegetarian in 2006 and then back to vegetarian in 2007!!!!! 😀

15. Fast food or fresh food?

Low Fat food!! D

16. Who would you most like to cook for?

Ummmm family and friends!! And I do that too!!! D

17. What would you cook to impress a date?

Hmmm…I did it on Valentines Day. Cooked complete meal- entree, main course and dessert…I made- Cheese Balls, Kashmiri Chicken, Kadahi Paneer, Corn and Peas Rice, Lachcha parantha and firni for dessert!!!! And I ensured I am done with cooking before my date arrived…I lighted up the dinner table and used aromatic oils!!! Table laying is equally important to cooking!!

18. Make a wish.

Ahhhhhh I wish everybody should taste my Lasagne sometime in life!!

19. I tag…

Umm the usual- no one!! 🙂

The loop closes here…….