Mushrooms are totally delectable and I love them prepared almost any way you can imagine. Sautéed with LOTS of garlic, baked, stuffed and of course inside a big bowl of comforting mushroom soup!
Did you know that mushrooms are often considered medicinal? They are known to absorb and safely eliminate toxins in our bodies. A natural blessing in today’s toxin-laden world. Some mushrooms, like relishi, are even believed to increasing longevity. Just more reasons to chow down on some mushrooms today.
Health benefits aside, mushrooms can also naturally enhance the flavour of your dish! They boost the savoury element of foods they are cooked with due to the natural presence of glutamic acid. Mushrooms are a great way to add some umami to your dish! (Umami is Japanese word that is translated as “pleasant savoury taste“).
If you’re not sure how to get more mushrooms into your diet then consider a delicious bowl of healing soup. I like a hot bowl teaming with mushrooms and bone broth for the base.
Try not to be tempted by those ready-to-eat cans of mushroom soup. They almost always contain unhealthy ingredients that should be avoided. Ingredients like modified food starch, flavourings, soy protein concentrate, MSG and vegetable oils are anything but friendly to our bodies. Instead, they can bog down our intricate bodies and cause negative effects.
Homemade soup on the other hand, made with real, fresh ingredients like the ones you see below nourish our bodies and provide them with the tools to heal from the inside out.
Recently I’ve started to use homemade bone broth as the base of my soups because it contains so many extra vitamins, minerals and proteins. If you don’t have access to bone broth, don’t worry, you can use chicken or veggie stock and your soup will still be full of nourishing goodness.
I use a mix of King Oyster, Cremini and Button mushrooms for a more complex taste but you could totally substitute your favourite.
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