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Delicious Shiitake Mushroom Soup

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This recipe is so versatile. You can jazz it up by adding your favorite spices, bring it down a notch by keeping it low-key with just salt and pepper, and even swap out the protein option from shiitake mushroom to lamb, chicken, tofu or egg.

Use what I listed below as inspiration or follow it step-by-step. One thing I do want to add if you’re a new to the kitchen is that you can never go wrong. If you add too much salt or spice you can dilute it down with your liquid base. If there’s not enough flavor a good quality oil will do a great job fixing that by enhancing flavors. Even if you burn or overcook, it will teach you how to adjust for next time around. There are no mistakes, only lessons on how to improve. Getting comfortable in the kitchen takes time and requires you to allow yourself to add your own inner moxie to the mix. Have fun, get creative and enjoy the experience.

I hope this recipe warms your belly and excites your taste buds as it did mine.  Bon Appetit Bella!

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time 20-25

Ingredients:

  • 12 Large shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 Red baby potatoes
  • 3 Large carrots
  • 1 sweet onion, medium
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 5 cups chicken broth (organic)
  • 4 Bay leaves, dried
  • 1-3 tsp sea salt or course grey salt (both are loaded with minerals). The quantity of salt will depend on how much salt is already in your chicken broth and your taste buds.
  • 1/2 tsp smoked chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian blend seasoning
  • Parsley (fresh)
  • Avocado
  • 3 tbs of cooking oil -avocado oil, ghee, butter or coconut oil are all great options.

Step one: Chop carrots, garlic, and onions.

Step two: Toss garlic, carrots, and onions into a large pot on medium heat with 3 tbs of cooking oil. Stir for approximately 5 minutes

Step three: Add chicken broth and all other ingredients to the mix including spices (except avocado and parsley!). When adding your salt start with 1 tsp. Taste test as you go and add more as you wish. Always add in small increments when it comes to spices, salts, and seasonings as they can quickly overpower the taste.  Bring to a light boil and then simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Do a few taste test along the way to add salt and spices to your liking. Once potatoes are nice and soft add parsley into the pot and let simmer for 2 more minutes and then you’re good to go.

Step four: Add 1/4 avocado to each bowl with some fresh cracked pepper and drizzle a tad more oil into your bowl if you wish.  Give it a give stir and yum yum.

 

 

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