Have you ever wanted to just drool over your food, let your eyes roll back into your head and just let your face flop right into your bowl? No? It's just me? (I'm not crazy... I swear.) This soup is that good! I HIGHLY recommend making this tonight for dinner. Even the 7 year old mushroom hater in this house LOVES this soup. Who would have thought. You can cut the mushrooms as small as you like or leave them in large pieces, either way...it's damn good! This soup would also be perfect for lunch. The creaminess of the blended cashews gives it that cream of mushroom texture and look.
Creamy Mushroom Soup
This creamy mushroom soup gets an A+ from my friends and family. My daughter Chloe even said this recipe beats her all-time favourite Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. Score!
Prepare ahead - Soak 1 cup of raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
- 4 cups of vegetable broth, homemade or store bought - 1 carton
- 7 medium mushrooms of your choice, diced or sliced
- 1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos or Tamari (soy sauce alternative)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 2 or 3 rings of red onion
· green onion
· celtic sea salt, ground
1. Soak cashews for 4 hours. Rinse.
2. In a medium pot pour in 3 cups of the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
3. Add diced/sliced mushrooms and let cook for 45 minutes on low heat until soft.
4. In your high speed blender add soaked cashews, 1 cup vegetable broth, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and red onion and blend until smooth. Add to the pot and stir.
5. Heat soup on medium heat until hot. Pour into bowls and garnish with ground celtic sea salt and green onion. Serve hot.
Note* When using a soy product always make sure it is organic, GMO free and low on salt (make sure it is at least sea salt and not table salt) They are two very different things. Celtic sea salt, which comes from the sea and has been dried, has organic sodium in it that our body uses and actually lives off of. Did you know that the liquid in our body is sodium based. We need a daily amount of organic sea salt to help our bodies thrive, however, table salt is the enemy. It has been mined from caves and has been stripped of all real minerals and has synthetic (man made) minerals added back to it, which is toxic to the body. Make a healthy change today by switching to celtic sea salt.
My husband, Tod, ran his first race of the year, the Comox Valley Half, which is 21.1km. Way to far for me to run. I'll leave that up to the pros. Like Tod! He has been training every week, running around 38km per week. He said he trains at a nice slow pace so it's much easier, but he never stops running! During the marathons he runs at a much faster pace and tries to keep that pace throughout the race. I couldn't even imagine. I am doing the Time Colonist 10k race in Victoria, BC in April. I've trained once, running 7km. Yes I should have started out running around 4km instead. Even Tod wasn't impressed that I gaver. And neither was my body since I could barely walk after for a week. But the run was exhilarating and it felt soooo great to have so much energy. I almost ran to my parents house, which is 8km from our house but instead I did a loop back home.
Here is a picture of Tod running, making his best time yet. Last year he came in at 1 hour and 28 min and 52 seconds. He beat his time this year by over a minute! Congrats babe!!! I am so proud of you! ♥