Cream of Mushroom Soup
This cream of mushroom soup is easy and delicious. It is great all year round but especially now that the weather will be getting colder. There are numerous benefits to making this soup, including the fact that mushrooms are high in antioxidants that helps the body to improve its immune system and keep your skin healthy.
An added benefit is that this soup can also help you to decrease your risk for cancer as well as improve your body’s ability to fight off toxins overall. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
1tsp Black Pepper
1tsp of Crushed Garlic
2 Tablespoons of Margarine/ 2 pats of Butter
8 oz Package of Mushrooms
1 Large onion
2 Ribs of Celery
1 Beef Bouillon Cube
¼ cup of Cooking Red Wine or Sherry
3 cups of vegetable stock
½ cup of milk or cream
Rinse and clean the entire package of mushrooms, slice them and set them aside in a bowl, then dice the onion and celery. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 tablespoons of margarine to a medium size pot, then add all of the diced vegetables to the pot with 1 teaspoon of garlic.
Sautee gently on medium high heat until the vegetables become tender, the mushrooms brown, and the onions become translucent. Add 1 Bouillon cube to the vegetables then add ¼ cup of red wine or sherry. Give everything a quick stir then add 3 cups of stock and let the soup simmer coming to a boil for 20-30 minutes. Let the soup cool then blend in a blender until smooth. Return soup to the pot then add milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
If you wish to make your own stock, there is an easy recipe below that you can try.
Homemade Vegetable Stock
3 cups of water
1 tablespoon of butter
1 celery rib
1 small onion
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of pepper
Dice celery and onion then add them to the pot with remaining ingredients. Let the contents simmer for 20 mins.