In a nutshell, fermented foods tend to be very good for the gut. It’s written that Tiberius, of Roman fame, always carried a barrel of sauerkraut with him on long voyages to protect himself from intestinal infections.
Homemade chutneys are a terrific way to amp up either a snack or a meal without adding too many extra calories or salt. Making chutney is easier than most jam recipes, and are a nice alternative to a bottle of wine for your host/hostess gift.
Any blonde ale should do the trick for this recipe. It will go exceptionally well with the breadiness of the tortillas, and the earthy notes of the portobello mushrooms. A pilsner, brown, or wheat beer would also work well with the flavor profile.
We rely on spices for flavor for a whole meal. The challenge, though, is to avoid the musty jars of commercially ground spices and mixes and instead start making our own at home. Grab your mortar and pestle and start pounding.