Super Quick Mushroom Soup – Dairy Free… By Lucy Simmons

By lucy  , , , , ,   , ,

February 7, 2015

Celebrating everything mushroom. Simple, quick, hearty and delicious, big shout out for our abundant mushrooms, and ohhhhhh the flavour!.......

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Generous

Ingredients

250 Grams Mushrooms, caps and stalks

1 tbsp Sunflower oil

3 tbsp Sunflower oil butter

1 Onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp Plain flour

250 ml Vegetable stock

100 ml Soya milk

Seasoning, salt, pepper, dried basil

Soured cream and freshly picked parsley & a beautiful dash of extra virgin olive oil

Directions

5 Reasons Why We Should All Be Eating More Mushrooms

Their flavor is just one reason to love the humble mushroom. But for now, let’s focus on what they can do for your health...... Check out a few great reasons below, first enjoy making this super quick and easy mushroom delight.

1.  Slice the caps, and chop the stalks off the mushrooms.  Heat a splash of sunflower oil and half the sunflower butter in large sauce pan and fry the onions, half the mushroom caps and all of the chopped stalks, 1-2 minutes.  Place a lid on, reduce the heat to low  and sweat for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2.  Add in the flour stir and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly add the stock and milk until it forms a smooth thin sauce.  Add seasoning.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 15  minutes with the pan partly covered.

3.  Cool slightly and pour into a food processor and whizz up until smooth.

4.  Melt the remaining butter back in the saucepan and fry the remaining sliced mushroom caps.

5.  Pour the soup back into the saucepan with the softened mushrooms, stirring gently over a moderate heat, taste for seasoning.  Serve with a generous dollop of soured cream a splash of fine olive oil and a scattering of ripped up parsley leaves.

5 good reasons.

Why We Should Eat More Mushrooms.

1.  Weight Loss

Mushrooms could be useful in regulating glucose levels, a benefit that might make it easier to lose weight and exercise longer by controlling blood sugar, especially for women.

2.  Vitamin D is vital for many aspects of human health, and supplements just don’t cut it. Mushrooms just happen to be one of the few vegetables considered to be a good source of edible Vitamin D.

3.  Stronger bones.  In addition to Vitamin D (which is good for bones) mushrooms also contain calcium (the very nutrient that Vitamin D helps you to absorb). This serendipitous occurrence just increases the benefits for your bones. Eating adequate amounts of calcium has been shown to reduce joint pain, lack of mobility and even osteoporosis risk.

4. Diabetes Management

Between the obesity epidemic and the proliferation of food desserts, it’s no wonder that diabetes rates have skyrocketed. Mushrooms are considered a good tool for dietary management of this condition, as they contain natural insulin and enzymes which help the body break down sugar and starch in other foods.

5. Immune Health

As we’ve mentioned many times before, food–not pills–is your best chance for a strong immune system and overall health. Long before we had the word “superfood,” humans were reaping the immune benefits of eating mushrooms. As one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world, it’s no surprised that mushrooms have been found to stimulate and regulate the body’s immune system.

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