Need a savory winter soup that fills you up, tastes amazing and will give you more health benefits than you care to know? This is going to be one of your favorites! Perfect as a winter lunch, or pair with with some roasted veggies for a dinner it's very filling and will impress your guests at your next dinner party.
1tbspgrass-fed butteror ghee or vegan butter work or just 2 tbsp olive oil
1tbspolive oilextra virgin olive oil
1-2cupswild mushroomsfresh or if dried then soaked for 1-2 hrs
2cupsbaby portabello mushrooms
1/2 cupraw cashewssoaked for 8hrs or in boiling water for 4
2cupsorganic vegetable brothif you don't have the mushroom broth just use 4 cups vegetable broth
2 cupswild mushroom brothsave the broth you get from soaking the mushrooms
1tbspworcestershire sauceor sub coconut aminos
1tspSea saltpink Himalayan works too
cracked pepperoptional to top
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Wild Mushrooms & Broth
Soak dried wild mushrooms in 2 cups boiling filtered water for 1-2 hours or longer to get deeper flavored broth. Drain mushrooms and save the broth for the soup.
Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews in boiling water for 4 hrs or regular water 8hrs or more. Rinse - you will use these once the soup is done placing them in the blender.
Start a large stock pot on high heat. Place butter & olive oil in and then add chopped portabellos, wild mushrooms and onions and saute for 5 minutes until onion is translucent .
Add in mushroom broth (see above) and Vegetable broth and let come to a simmer. Add in Cauliflower once simmering and cover for 10 minutes. Cook until cauliflower is fork tender.
Turn off heat and let sit for a couple of minutes. Place 1/2 soup and all the cauliflower into a high speed blender with the cashews and pulse until thick puree.
If you like a little chunky you can stir the puree into the rest of the soup otherwise puree the other half too. Once it's to your desired consistency stir in the thyme, nutmeg and salt to taste. Bring to a simmer to combine and then serve hot.
I like to roast Shitake mushrooms to place on top but that is optional!
**If you don't like chewy mushrooms and wild mushrooms can be chewy then puree the whole thing.
I like to get dried wild mushrooms so they last in your pantry longer. Most health food stores will have them dried in the soup aisle. Costco recently had dried wild mushrooms and shitake mushrooms. Mushrooms are incredible superfoods and filling! Enjoy!!