Food Quiz and Sunnyside Stuffed Portabellas

by Joanne on April 27, 2011

Who loves a quiz? Don’t get nervous.   The information will let you know how to get more “BANG” from your healthy eats.

From Healthy living (an insert in the Utica OD)

1.  Adding sautéed onions and garlic to whole grains boosts the absorption of WHAT TWO MINERALS?

a. calcium & magnesium. b. iron and zinc c. iodine and potassium

2. What does ZINC DO?

a. boost immunity b. repair wounds c. both a & b

3. Beans and Greens. What happens when you COMBINE EATING GREEN VEGETABLES WITH BEANS?

a. vitamin C found in greens helps the body absorb iron from the beans b. calcium in the greens is boosted by protein in the beans c. magnesium levels, especially when eating broccoli, rises 3x due to the iron in the beans

4. Eating greens with a NONHEME iron source is important because absorption is difficult on its own. Which is an example of a NONHEME IRON FOOD SOURCE?

a. fish b. tofu c. turkey


5. Based on research, people who eat several servings of tomatoes mixed with sunflower or olive oil increase their lycopene levels. LYCOPENE REDUCES THE RISK OF WHAT?

a. breast cancer b. kidney failure c. gout

Answers at the bottom of the post so….read on!

Sunnyside Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms


Well worth the effort.

  • 1 small butternut squash:  Cook in the microwave for 10 – 12 minutes until softened just enough to easily cut thin slices and peel.
  • 2 TBS olive oil – divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 15 oz. can Dark red kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup wild rice
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 sprig oregano, leaves removed then chopped
  • 2 TBS fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 large portabella mushroom caps – peel and de-gill. wipe clean
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 large whole eggs

Heat 1 TBS oil in small sauté pan and cook onions and peppers over medium heat.  About 5 minutes.

In a bowl, combine the onions and peppers, beans, rice, herbs, cheese, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Line a large baking tray with foil and coat with 1 TBS olive oil.

Place sliced squash on tray. Place mushroom caps on top. Stuff with bean mixture.


Make a dent in the top of the mixture so the egg will stay there. Break a whole egg over each stuffed mushroom.



Bake for 30 minutes.

*If you don’t eat egg yolk, it’s just as good with simply whites.


Easy and nutritionally a PLUS!

QUIZ ANSWERS: 1 a, 2 c, 3 a, 4 b, 5 a How’d you do?

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  • At 2011.04.27 08:41, James Brewer said:

    Sound and look delicious – and healthy!

    I managed to get 3/5!! Must try harder next time.

    • At 2011.04.27 17:30, Joanne said:

      Good job!

      • At 2011.04.27 11:43, theAlmostRunner said:

        i just found your blog and i am DYING inside over this recipe. love it! i look forward to following!

        • At 2011.04.27 17:30, Joanne said:

          Thanks. Gotta love portabellas

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