Raw Herb Crusted Portobello Mushroom Steak and Top 10 Foods in Our Kitchen – The Renegade Health Show Episode #102

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This episode had its challenges…

First we needed to cram a prep show into 10 minutes.

Second… on top of the prep show… we needed to give you the Top 10 foods you’ll always find in our kitchen.

The criteria for this was simple…

1. The food is always in our kitchen.

2. It has to be a perishable (not a spice or anything dried)

This is NOT a list of the healthiest foods on earth or anything like that. Many people ask us what we eat and from this list, you’ll get a pretty good idea!

We ALSO prepare and awesome raw herb-crusted portobello mushroom steak that has a pine nut cheese topping. It tastes awesome and is amazing for outdoor raw or vegan “barbecues”. We got this recipe from GoneRaw.com, a great source for raw recipes! (Actually it looks like Rhio is the author of this one… you can find more about her by clicking here!)

Go ahead and watch it now…

Your question of the day: What are the top foods in your house?

Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and add your comments now!

Here’s that recipe:

Raw Herb Encrusted Portobello Mushroom Steak by Rhio

2 large Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 cup extra virgin olive oil (with 1 tbsp. flax seed oil, op.)
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons 2 tsp. cardamom powder (or tarragon flakes)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 Ume plum, seeded and mashed


1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 cup broccoli, chopped small (or you could substitute other vegetable such as asparagus, edible-podded peas, zucchini, etc. or use a combination of vegetables)
½ cup scallions, finely chopped
1 clove pressed garlic


1 cup soaked pine nuts
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup filtered water


For the Mushroom Steak: Mix oil, Nama Shoyu, cardamom, garlic, Ume plum in a bowl and blend well. Slice the mushrooms into thin slices and dip each mushroom slice into the sauce, covering both sides. Let marinate 20 minutes while you prepare the rest of the recipe.

For the Veggies: Mix all the vegetables in a bowl. Drain the marinade from the mushrooms and toss it with the vegetables.

For the Cheese: Blend all Cheese ingredients in a blender until creamy. Put together your Herb-Encrusted Mushroom Steak by first placing some marinated mushrooms on a plate, top with the vegetables and then spread a few spoons of the Cheese on top.

Keeps for 2 days in the refrigerator.

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Anna says:

    Fun Show Kevin and Annmarie! I always enjoy learning new yummy recipes.

    So here’s the Top 10 Foods in my kitchen:
    10. onions
    9. bell peppers
    8. garlic
    7. olive oil
    6. avocados
    5. lemons/limes
    4. cucumber
    3. kale
    2. berries (goji, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries)
    1. romaine lettuce

    BTW, I’m loving the Top 10 theme this week!

  2. han-lin says:

    Thanks for the show.

    My top 10 foods at home are:

    hemp protein
    wheatgrass juice(grown in my backyard)

  3. Joyce says:

    Fun show…but where are the herbs in the ‘herb encrusted ‘shrooms? I see a couple of spices, but no herbs. No crust. “=)

  4. Al says:

    10 foods always in my kitchen:

    10. Tomato
    09. Pears
    08. Lemon
    07. Quinoa – for cooking & sprouted for Rejuvelac
    06. Coconut oil
    05. Garlic
    04. Kale
    03. Apples
    02. Avocado
    01. Blueberries

  5. Ray says:

    garlic, onions, celery, olive oil, cayenne, carrots, blueberries, rice milk, tomatoes & broccoli

  6. Jessica says:

    First a question. What kinds of stuff do you make witht he Quinoa? I have it, and i’ve used it a few times, but I haven’t made anything fantastic..

    I’m not a raw foodie or a vegitarian… but these are the things I have in my kitchen always

    9. feta cheese
    7. assorted frozen fruit (for smoothies or a cold snack)
    5. flax oil (to drizzle on popcorn instead of butter)
    4.eggs and egg whites
    3.raw almonds
    2. unsweetened almond milk
    1.rice crackers and or baked tortilla chips

  7. valerie says:

    Many thanks for this recipe. 🙂

    Here is my top ten :
    1 Oignons
    2 Kales
    3 Turmeric
    4 Almonds
    5 Coconut oil
    6 Hemp seeds
    7 Kombu
    8 Quinoa
    9 Mangoes
    10 Apples

  8. Jodie says:

    10. carrots
    9. collard greens
    8. onions
    7. red bell pepper
    6. walnuts
    5. apples
    4. dulse or kelp
    3. lemon
    2. fresh sprouts from my canning jars in the sink (daily)
    1. coconut oil-for eating and topical skin hydration
    Great idea for the top 10.

  9. Sunnie Fernandes says:

    #1 bananas – the 811 staple

    #2 coconuts – any smoothie tatstes better with coco water

    #3 celery – great to munch on or blend with, you guessed it, bananas!

  10. Chuck says:

    Hey kevin, cool recipe. heres our top 10:

    10. aloe vera gel
    9. bee pollen
    8. romaine lettuce
    7. mushrooms
    6. green/red peppers
    5. organic food bars
    4. mixed nuts
    3. garlic
    2. spirulina
    1. berries (goji, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)

  11. Brandon & Ellen says:


    Great show today. Definitely gave us some good ideas of what you two eat on a regular basis, but also with which we can change up our fridge/fruit bowl. So here goes our top 10…drum roll please…(the list is not in order of importance btw)

    10. Cucumbers

    9. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or EVOO for those Rachel Ray fans

    8. Garlic

    7. Tuna

    6. Broccoli

    5. Tomatoes

    4. Romaine

    3. Iceberg

    2. Apples

    1. Berries (Mainly Strawberries, when in season Blueberries/Raspberries/Snozzberries,…ha ha just kidding with the last one)


    Brandon and Ellen*

  12. Viveca says:

    My top 10 foods in my house:

    10 walnuts
    9 pine nuts
    8 tomatoes
    7 almonds
    6 spinach
    5 raw almond butter
    4 carrots
    3 bananas
    2 frozen berries
    1 romaine lettuce

  13. Kathy Clayton says:

    Hey Guys, I always have almonds, cashews, cilantro (yum), carob, stawberries, dates, onions, avocado and lately watermelon!

    Love your silliness!

  14. Linda says:

    Always on hand…
    fizz water
    olive and canola oils
    eggs (organic, cage-free, certified humane)
    parsley & cilantro
    parmigiano regianno
    garlic, onions & some kind of fresh hot pepper
    chocolate kisses

    Cute show; always makes me smile!

  15. sharon ferguson says:

    In my kitchen you will just about always find:

    1.Veggies (Celery,Cucumber,Onion,Garlic,Red Bell Pepper,Summer Squash and Carrot)
    2.Citrus (Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit)
    3.Seasonal Fruit and Frozen Fruit(Berries,Melons,Peaches,Plums, Apricots, Apples)
    4.Dates, Bananas and Agave
    5.Greens (Leaf Lettuce, Spinach, Field Greens or Arugula)
    6.Salt, Dulse, Kelp, Nama and Miso
    7.Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Basil, or Cilantro)
    8.Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, or Brazil Nuts)
    9.Seeds (Sunnies, Hemp, Sesame)
    10.Olive Oil
    I’m loving top 10 week!

  16. Carrie says:

    Apples (a day without an apple is a lost day)
    Brokkoli (yum)
    coconut oil

    wish I could use more garlic but I don’t like to smell…wish everyone would use garlic every day so it would be no prob 🙂

  17. Irina says:

    Here is what I usually have on hand: carrots, garlic, olive oil, lemons, pine nuts, nori, onions, tomatoes, dill, romaine lettuce.
    What a great fun show! Thank you, Kevin and Annmarie.

  18. Nisha says:

    spinach/red leaf lettuce
    fuji apples
    almond milk
    nuts and seedss
    sunflower/alfalfa sprouts

  19. sharon ferguson says:

    Oh, I forgot olives and tomatoes!

  20. Brenda says:

    Here’s my top 10, not in any particular order:

    ground flax seed (flax packs rule!)
    olive oil
    red and green leaf lettuce
    raw cashews

    As for young coconuts…where can I find them? I’m having such a hard time getting these. I’d rather buy them locally than order them online. Any clues???

    Thanks a bunch. You guys rock!

  21. Polly says:

    I love top ten week, too!
    OK, in no particular order:
    coconut…butter, dessicated and oil
    olive oil and olives from whence it comes
    chocolate…very dark
    nuts…and nut butters; Kevin, where are the nuts?!?!
    black pepper…and all manner of chili peppers

  22. Meri says:

    The show was so much fun! You guys really did a great job of cramming it all into 10 minutes and still managed to be entertaining 🙂

    My kitchen top ten (in no particular order):
    8)Chickpea sprouts
    9)Sprouted flax powder
    10) Goji berries

  23. Carolyn says:

    organic peanut butter…spelt bagels…carrots…oranges…flax oil…olive oil…organic raisins…assorted greens…organic apples…..broccoli
    Fun and educational show. Thank you so much!!!

  24. Alissa Benjamin says:

    Alissa’s List – for the Summer
    1. Lemons
    2. Whole Aloe Leaves
    3. Liquid blue green algae
    4. tomatoes
    5. watermelon
    6. strawberry’s
    7. Bananas
    8. lettuce
    9. cucumbers
    10. Sprouts

  25. Betty says:

    Hi…so this is a bit unrelated but I’m a tad new to eating solely raw foods and I wanted to cleanse my liver and was wondering what natural foods or recipes/processes what you recommend? Thanks!
    Love the show 🙂

  26. Lauren says:

    Garlic, apple cider vinegar, decent salad greens, bananas, and whatever fruit is on sale. I used to have sunflower seeds around all the time, but I’ve stopped liking them as much as I used to.

  27. Beth says:

    Interesting to read everyone else’s lists!
    Here’s mine:
    a variety of beans/lentil sprouts
    xvirgin olive oil
    Real Salt and Himalayan salt
    raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds

  28. Bernadette says:

    Hi Kevin,
    It was hard narrowing it down, so these aren’t really my top 10, or in order, but they are 10 perishable foods you will always find in my kitchen…

    Bok choy
    Broccoli sprouts

    Oops.. that was 14. 🙂

  29. Bernadette says:

    Thank you for the recipe Annmarie.
    I had a little difficulty narrowing things down to my top 10 foods, so these are not necessarily my top 10, but they are parishable foods you would find in my kitchen on a regular basis.

    Bok Choy
    Bananas and

    Oops.. that was more than 10. 🙂

  30. Brian Elliott says:

    flax seed
    nut butters
    spinach and kale
    coconut oil

  31. Sara says:


    My top 10 kitchen items in no particular order:

    1. sundried tomatoes
    2. Dandelion greens, kale, cilantro
    3. granny smith apples
    4. Yellow bell pepper
    5. Raw Bee Pollen/raw honey
    6. Cumcumber
    7. Cilantro
    8. Olive oil/artisana coconut butter/flax oil
    9. Avocado
    10.Seaweeds including Marine Minerals and irish moss

  32. Guylaine says:

    That is so fun, I like to see everybody’s list. I might be a little bit late but as I just watch the show today here is my top 10. I found it hard to compress it to 10 though.
    sprouted buckwheat
    sunflower seed
    flax seed ground
    hemp seed ground
    grapefruit juice
    flax seed oil
    baby bok choy
    frozen wild blueberries

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