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Cream(less)-of-Mushroom Soup

A classy, sophisticated cream soup, with a recipe you can really make your own.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp Grass-fed Butter
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped Shallots are amazing, too.
  • 2-3 Cups Sliced Mushrooms, or Dried & Reconstituted Dried mushrooms just need to be covered with hot water for about 30-40 minutes before using. You can even use the mushroom-water for part of your broth step.
  • 1.5 Cups Low-Sodium (or Homemade) Broth
  • 1 15-oz Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk Or any cream or milk, if you want dairy. Skim is gross though.
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Cashews You can make a roux here or omit if you don't do nuts.

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a soup pan or really big saucepan.
  • Cook onions/shallots until they are translucent- about 3-4 minutes. If you're using celery and/or carrots in your base, this is where you'd add them in too!
  • Turn heat down a little, add in the mushrooms abnd cook them down until soft and fragrant. This is where you would add in your "main" ingredient if it was hard- like broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, etc..
  • Add in the garlic and any fresh herbs if you want to use those. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add in the broth and coconut milk, simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Dump in the cashews, simmer for 5 more minutes. They will get nice and soft and will thicken the soup, like flour or a roux would.
  • Turn off heat and pull out about 1/2 cup of the mushrooms- set aside.
  • Use an immersion blender to cream the soup how you like it. Or, you can dump it into a Vitamix and blend but, um, I never do this because I spill. :/
  • Chop the resered mushrooms an dadd them back in- this gives some nice texture, like the canned soup has. This step would be yummy with celery or something, but I don't think broccoli. Ha ha.
  • If you're making a soup that needs cheese or "cheese-like," add in shredded cheese here or, for a non-dairy cheesy taste, a couple Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast.
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