Mushroom Pasta

mushroompasta2 One of my absolute favourite dishes ever is not so photogenic. As a matter of fact, it’s kinda ugly.  Vegan cream of mushroom is kind of grey and bland looking and adding it to noodles, doesn’t really make things better. So what better way to share one of my favs in black and white?

18th: Greyscale – Can you make your food look like a photo taken with a black and white camera? Or take a photo in black and white that looks great.


Mushroom fanatics reunite! I have loved mushrooms for as long as I can remember. Although as a child, my mushroom experiences tended to come from a can. I didn’t try fresh ones until well into teenage-hood and didn’t even properly appreciate them until I was a full fledged adult. Grown up tastebuds and meld with kiddo tastebuds in this fun dish though.

I have to admit that I was especially excited to turn these photos into black and white since the colour ones didn’t turn out well.


Is anyone else feeling the pain of having only a small 2-hour window to take half decent blog pictures right now??

Mushroom Pasta (serves 4)

4 cups of your favourite pasta (I used tinkyada gluten free shells)

3 cups of sliced  mushrooms

2 cups of broccoli, chopped into bite-sized pieces

1 cup of frozen peas

1 cup of chickin’ (I used beyond meat grilled strips, chopped)

1  cup of vegan cream of mushrooms soup (I used Imagine)

3 tbsp of nutritional yeast

Preheat the oven to 350. Start by cooking your pasta according to package directions. While the noodles cook, heat a cast iron pan (or wok) on the stove. Add a bit of olive oil to your pan and sautée the mushrooms until they start to soften. Add the broccoli and cook until they turn bright green. Finally add your peas & chickin’, cream of mushroom soup and nutritional yeast. Cook until the broth thickens (about 10 minutes). I topped mine with some vegan mozzarella and baked it in the oven for 25 minutes.


I’m curious to see if anyone managed making actual black and white food =)

13 thoughts on “Mushroom Pasta

  1. Oh, the struggle is real with food photography right now. Taking pictures of ugly-but-yummy food doesn’t need that sort of extra difficulty! :) This sounds delicious, though– I LOVE mushrooms– and black-and-white photography is beautiful.

  2. So far I’ve seen quite a few black/white/grey dishes, alongside the photos. I think it’s lucky that black and white photos always look so classy! This dish sounds lovely, I adore mushrooms.

  3. I am such a lazy photographer, I hardly ever worry about waiting for the light to be right. Mostly I just photograph on my kitchen table with the lights on. I will never be famous for food photos. 😉
    I love your idea of taking this and putting a black and white filter on it!
    Black and white foods were HARD. I ended up going super simple on the blog, and using a B&W filter on something else for Instagram.
    I love mushrooms too!

    1. I really need to not stress so much about photography – it’s not that big of a deal. I don’t notice other peoples pictures, I’m just critical of my own. I am slowly getting caught up on blogging, so I will hopefully see your B&W post soon!

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