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Cooking : Quick, Light & Refreshing Mushroom Stew (slow cooker Shakshouka Spin-off)

This is gonna be a quick one. Gotta run, gotta run, gotta run....

Anyway, this shashouka recipe's been sitting on my desk for some time and I just didn't think anything of it despite the video looking absolutely epicurean. I took it from Food Wishes which also has a Youtube Channel.

I have to admit that I sometimes I watch Food Wishes videos to sleep because 'Chef John' is hilarious and snarky. And I like his chilled out vibe, his laid-back attitude of 'If you want salty, put more salt. I'm not there to stop you' and his don't-overthink-this-shit mentality to cooking.

Trust me, it makes cooking less stressful.

So, I bought a packet of fresh mushrooms from the store without knowing what to do with them (yet) when I was there a few days ago (we keep doing this, don't we? LOL) so, when I saw the recipe again, ah well, time to get off my laurels.... XD
I skipped the eggs not because I don't like eggs, but because I have leftover roast chicken. Throw…
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