TODAY on MHTV: Thick, hearty mushrooms, like portobellos, are a great alternative to a meaty steak. Marinating them in olive oil and herbs keeps them tender and juicy while grilling. Serve over creamy goat cheese polenta as an alternative to mashed potatoes. The best thing about the polenta is that it does double duty for another meal; leftovers can be chilled and cut into squares, then broiled, grilled, or pan-fried. Once the squares are crispy and golden, top them with a grape tomato salad - it makes an awesome lunch. You can also pair the portobellos with sweet and savory maple-thyme roasted carrots.
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