Salad, Sandwich or Soup for Lunch? – Mushroom Masters Week 2

Mushroom Masters 2011 - Lunch
When it comes to lunch, it seems we usually resort to one of three things: a convenient sandwich, a virtuous salad, or comforting soup.

Mushroom MastersThis week though, it doesn’t matter what your usual is. It only matters which country’s recipe — salad, sandwich or soup ‐ in the Mushroom Masters Lunch Battle is the best: Mushroom and Sweet Potato Salad from Australia, Butter Roasted Mushroom Sandwich from Canada, or Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen from the USA.

Just a quick reminder: each week during the month of September we are featuring a head-to-head-to-head battle with food bloggers from Australia, Canada and the United States. Each blogger submits an original recipe and photo for that week’s selected mealtime. Last week was the Breakfast Battle (click over to see which country won!), and this week we have a fantastic Lunch lineup!

We have a tough competition with Alana from A Morish Distraction representing Australia, Tara of Seven Spoons from Canada, and Rachael, La Fuji Mama, representing the United States.

Take a look at each recipe (the three recipes are presented in alphabetical order by country), gaze at the gorgeous photos, and vote for the recipe you like best!

You can find the full recipe from each blogger on their respective country’s mushroom sites

Recipe from Australia: Crispy, Crunchy Button Mushrooms and Roast Sweet Potato Salad

Mushroom Sweet Potato Salad
Click to get the complete recipe by Alana at Australian Mushroom Growers Association

Recipe from Canada: Butter Roasted Mushroom Sandwich

Butter Roasted Mushroom Sandwich

Click to get the complete recipe by Tara on the Mushrooms Canada website

Recipe from USA: Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen

Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen
Click to get Rachael’s complete recipe on the Mushroom Council site

Vote below, and check back next week to see which country — Australia, Canada or the US — wins Lunch!

Which mushroom recipe for lunch is the best?

  • USA: Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen (25% Votes)
  • Canada: Butter Roasted Mushroom Sandwich (24% Votes)
  • Australia: Mushroom and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (51% Votes)

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by Sarah J. Gim on September 12, 2011 · 26 comments

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Vivien Calvank September 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

I vote for Tara, Canada. Butter Roasted Mushroom Sandwich


Mushrooms Canada September 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

Wow! Soup, salad and sandwich… so hard to choose… *cough cough* Sandwich!


To Kiss the Cook September 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

Winter is coming, folks, at least in this hemisphere! That Ramen soup has a crisp afternoon warm-up written all over it! (Not that I’m biased…I do edit the USA’s Mushroom Channel blog:)


Malin September 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Yes, yes and yes please! All three! :)
But if I were to pick one, judging by the photos, I´d have to say the sandwich…


Jennifer (Delicieux) September 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Mmmm crispy mushroom and sweet potato salad sounds fantastic!!!! Go Australia!!!!


Linda Cairns September 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I voted for Tara


Robin Brown September 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

The button mushroom and roasted sweet potato salad is unbelievable. We tried it totally awesome!Definitely a winner


Diane {Created by Diane} September 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Looks fantastic, I want a bowl of this soup right now! Way to go Rachael.


Heidi / foodiecrush September 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Is there even a question? Ramen rocks the shrooms. Thank you for a great recipe Rachael.


Deborah Abele September 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

This soup has me actually wishing fall would come a little sooner, so that I can curl up with a book and a bowl of spicy mushroom ramen. Good luck, Rachael!


Mighty Mushroom September 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Does it get any better than crispy mushrooms and roasted sweet potato salad? Of course not! Go Australia. Go the Fungi Foursome….


Sandy @EverydaySouthwest September 13, 2011 at 12:10 am

You had me at “Spicy.” It’s got to be the Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen.


anas September 13, 2011 at 1:25 am

Crispy mushrooms with a sweet potato salad sounds far out and i’m sure it’ll blow the other dishes outta the water. Alana ftw!! 8)


Emma September 13, 2011 at 6:13 am

Well all three look fantastic as I love mushrooms but I’m an aussie so I voted for the sweet potato and mushroom salad – they look so crispy delicious.


Christie @ Fig & Cherry September 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Go Australia! Your salad is delicious Alana!


Jayne September 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I’m Asian so noodles all the way! I can never turn away a bowl of steamy noodle soup, more so if there are mushrooms in it.


aarti September 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Oh wow,,., love all the 3 :)

My vote: Recipe from Australia: Crispy, Crunchy Button Mushrooms and Roast Sweet Potato Salad


Aarti September 13, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Oooh i love Mushrooms…. love all the 3…

My vote– Recipe from Australia: Crispy, Crunchy Button Mushrooms and Roast Sweet Potato Salad


Darshana September 14, 2011 at 3:46 am

Yummy mushroom sandwich!! I voted for Tara


Shahnaz September 14, 2011 at 6:06 am

Butter roasted mushroom sandwich is for me eh!


Elaina September 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Whoo hoo for Canada!!


Grayham Taylor September 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Anything to do with sweet potato is great and I like to have a light lunch. Bread is nice but you need something to get away from the normal lunch time blues. The paster dish looks to watery for me.



Mizuki Usako September 17, 2011 at 6:40 am

I’ll absolutely try *ramen* for lunch!


Andrea Scott September 19, 2011 at 9:08 am

My vote goes to Rachael from USA – yum!!


Alan Johnson September 20, 2011 at 1:36 am

I vote for Jennifer of Australia Crispy crunchie mushroom & roast sweet potato salard


JDrake September 29, 2011 at 6:36 am

I vote for Tara from Canada’s Butter Roasted Mushroom Sandwich, yum!


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