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Mushroom Bisque

In Safety Harbor we ate at a cute restaurant. The meal started off with a little espresso cup of a mushroom bisque. It was so tasty that I ended up downing mine very quickly and shared someone else’s with my friend who also loves mushrooms. I took a picture of the empty cup to remind me to create a nutritarian version.

And here it is…so tasty too!

Next time I will puree it less so there is a bit more texture.

Mushroom Bisque

2 onions, chopped
2 lbs mushrooms, sliced
2 ounces dried mushrooms (shitake or wild mushrooms)
8 cups hot water to soak the mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
2 cubes sodium free vegetable stock cubes
1/2 c cashews
2 tsp umami paste (optional but really good if you avoid salt)
white pepper, to taste
dried dill, to taste

Soak the dried mushrooms in the hot water. In a separate container soak the cashews in one cup water.

Saute the onions until soft then add the sliced mushrooms and the stock cubes. Cook until the mushrooms are tender.

Chop up the soaked mushrooms and add them to the pot. Strain the soaking liquid and add it to the pot as well.

Puree the soup as much or as little as you’d like. Blend the cashews in a blender and add to the soup. Season with the umami paste or salt, white pepper and dill to taste.




Quick and Easy Chickpea and Spinach Soup

I normally make soup in large batches in a huge pot because our regular large pot was no longer big enough to accommodate our soups. Yesterday I wanted some soup but didn’t want the ordeal of chopping and prepping a huge batch of soup that might not be desired by the rest of the family.

This is how this soup came about. A quick and easy soup that you can make in a pinch and doesn’t require lots of prep or ingredients.

Chickpea and Spinach Soup

2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 large onion, cubed
2 cloves of garlic
6 cups of water
2 no salt veggie bouillon cubes or no salt herb mix to taste
1 pkg (300gm) frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
juice of 1 lemon or hot sauce depending on your preference

Put the chickpeas, onion, garlic and water in the vitamix and blend until pureed. Place into a soup pot and cook until there is no longer a strong raw onion taste. Alternatively place all the ingredients in a soup pot and puree once the onion is cooked.

Add the spinach after the soup is nearly ready and simmer 15 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice or hot sauce and enjoy.