Q: I'm allergic to mushrooms and have always had a difficult time trying to find a substitute in recipes where mushrooms aren't the star player, but figure prominently in the dish. Is there anything with a similar earthy flavor or meaty texture? I've heard that mushrooms have no equal. Please tell me it isn't true!Sent by Christine
Editor: Great question, Christine! Readers, do you have any suggestions for ingredients that are good substitutes for mushrooms?
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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