Mushrooms have researched cancer fighting properties. Anyone who is living with cancer might consider enjoying mushrooms a few times weekly. Even the plain, unadorned white button mushrooms are healthy, even though their portobella cousins are favored for their taste.

3 oz. dried wild mushrooms (make sure they are local and organic; not imported)
16 oz. mushrooms, thickly sliced (your favorite)
3 onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
2 cups dry red or white wine
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 T flour
3 cups water
salt to taste
1/2 cup non-dairy sour cream or plain soy yogurt
1 lb. fettucine or linguine pasta
1/4 cup chopped parsley


Rinse the dried mushrooms, soak in 2-3 cups of hot water for 30 minutes, then drain well, and dice.

Saute the onion for 5-7 minutes in a litle water. Add the wine, cook for another 5-7 minutes. Put the onions in the slow cooker. Add the mushrooms, both drained dried and fresh, cinnamon stick, coriander, bay leaves, and sprinkle the flour over all the ingredients and mix in well. Add the water and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

When done, add a little salt to taste. Stir in either the yogurt or sour cream before serving. Serve stew over the l