By Fredrica Syren
By eating more vegetarian and plant foods, you will improve your overall health. Many vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and grains are considered super foods due to their huge amount of not only vitamins and minerals but also antioxidants that will help you combat many illnesses. One super food known for its high nutritional value is the mushroom. If you want to improve your health while enjoying some delicious food, pile on mushrooms. For thousands of years, ancient Chinese medicine has used this little powerhouse to prevent and cure numerous diseases.
My passion in life is creamy foods; however, who can eat like that every day and still be healthy? Well, with this recipe for a silky creamy soup, you can. Even though I call it creamy, there is no cream in it at all. The creaminess comes from cashew butter and pureeing the soup. I like to top my soup with herbed croutons that I make simply by frying bread pieces in olive oil and sprinkling dried fresh herbs and garlic salt over them.
Heat oil in a skillet, and cook mushrooms and garlic until browned. Place mushrooms in a saucepan with water and bouillon. Simmer on low for 10 minutes. Add milk and cook for another 5 minutes. Combine soup with cashew butter, salt and pepper in a blender, and puree until completely smooth and fluffy. Place soup back in saucepan and simmer soup for another 5 minutes.