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This soup is for mushroom lovers like you and me! I realize not everyone is a mushroom lover like us, it's okay - we can forgive them :) In all seriousness, this wonderful soup will nourish your whole body to the core because of all the phytonutrients found in maitake, shiitake and cremini mushrooms.
Mushrooms are incredibly healing superfoods that help prevent cancer, support immunity and aid in blood sugar control.
Mushrooms are mighty powerful foods rich with many important nutrients including selenium, B vitamins, vitamin D, zinc and hundreds of phytonutrients including polysaccharides that support your gut microbiome.
As well, the ginger and turmeric in this soup are rich with anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. They have an amazing ability to halt inflammatory chemicals in the body. One direct result of consuming these foods regularly or supplementing is a reduction in pain. Food is medicine and when eaten regularly (along with cutting out sugar and other inflammatory foods) can help reduce pain in the body.
This mushroom soup makes me feel good from head to toe and I have a feeling it will do the same for you too. I used three different kinds of mushrooms and they each have healing benefits for us.
Cremini Mushrooms - meaty and flavourful. Much more interesting than white button mushrooms but similar size and texture.
Maitake Mushrooms - grounding and earthy, packed with flavour. Ancient cultures have been using these mushrooms medicinally for centuries.
Shiitake Mushrooms - spongy texture with an earthy flavour. Just like maitake, ancient cultures have been using these mushrooms medicinally for centuries.
This recipe is...
Here's the recipe for my Feel Good Mushroom Soup.
*If you're going to add lentils, do it after you've added the stock but you'll likely need to add more stock. It really depends on the consistency of the soup you prefer. If you don't add any additional stock it will be nice and thick, perhaps too thick. Tweak it to your liking, you're the boss! :)
As you can see in the photo below, I made a loaf of Sassy Seed Bread on the weekend which was the perfect accompaniment to this Feel Good Mushroom Soup.
I assume if you've come here you're a mushroom lover so if you want to have more mushroom recipes in your life definitely check out my Wild Mushroom Soup and this Wild Mushroom Tartine - both amazingly delicious and truly nourishing recipes.
Have a joyous week!