Hey friends, it is Lauren back with another yummy recipe.
Today we are talking soup. I know it is still Summer and you are probably not thinking about warm foods but in actuality warm foods are great during the warm season. As a matter of fact people have been eating warm foods in warm climates for centuries.
Some of the hottest climates in the world serve food which is both hot in temperature and spice. In Thailand, diets feature curries; in India, there is daily hot tea; in Fiji, spicy coconut stews. Locals in these places are probably not cold. They eat stews and tea because a sweltering meal can actually cool its eater down.
Why? Though it’s counter-intuitive, when you eat hot food, your body’s receptors notice. They relay the hotness to the brain, and your brain starts to cool you down. The same response occurs for spicy hot as for temperature hot. Of course the body’s “cooling system” may make you sweat as you eat, but by the time you’re finished, you’ll be cool as that cucumber you grabbed from the market. So now, where were we; right, the recipe. This is a great one for the Third eye chakra. Mushrooms are extremely medicinal and a great addition to any diet.
CREAMY MUSHROOM SOUP
1 yellow onion,
diced 1 garlic clove, chopped
5 cups mushrooms, separated
1 T thyme
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup goat milk (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 T sherry vinegar
Place a large pan over medium high heat. Add 1 T EVOO, once warm, add onion and sauté until fragrant and sweating, about 4-5 minutes. Next add 3 cups of chopped mushrooms, garlic and thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook 3-4 minutes.
Next add the chicken broth and let simmer 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and place into a blender. Blend until smooth or lightly chunky based on preference. In the same pan add 1 T EVOO when the pan is very hot add remaining mushrooms and let them cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
Pour the soup mixture in with the mushrooms and add the goat milk and vinegar. Mix well and taste for flavor. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Remove from heat and serve.
Easy and super tasty for summer going into the fall and winter months.