Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Black Forest Cream of Mushroom Soup


We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  How true this is! We want to help everyone give their natural, organic beauty, and inner organic skin healer a big boost! -and help to improve overall health.  So, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please Share with all you love and care about!

Prep. Time: 40 Minutes

Use All Organic Ingredients:
2 tbs water
2 lbs mixed fresh mushrooms (button, shiitake, crimini) sliced 1/4 " thick
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 tbs herbes de Provence
5 cups carrot juice (5 pounds of carrots, juiced)
3 cups unsweetened hemp, soy or almond milk, divided
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 cup chopped celery
3 leeks, cut in 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1/4 cup No-salt seasoning blend, adjust to taste
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
3 cups cooked white beans (northern, navy, cannellini) or 2 (15 oz) cans No-salt added or low-sodium white beans, drained
5 oz baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


Heat the water in a large saute pan.  Water saute the mushrooms, garlic and herbes de Provence for about 5 mins, or until tender, adding more water if necessary to prevent from sticking. Set aside.

In a large soup pot, bring the carrot juice, 2 1/2 cups of the milk, carrots, onion, corn, celery, leeks and No-salt seasoning to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 mins.

In a food processor or high-powered blender, puree the cashews and remaining 1/2 cup soy or  almond milk.  Mix in half of the soup liquid and vegetables, the lemon juice, thyme, and rosemary.  Blend until smooth and creamy.

Return the pureed soup mixture to the pot.  Add the beans, spinach, and sauteed mushrooms. Heat until the spinach is wilted.  Garnish with parsley.
Serves: 5   - Enjoy!