Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Naked (or clothed) mushroom- coconut soup!

The title speaks for itself: Naked or clothed mushroom soup.  You may be confused, thinking  mushrooms are already naked, silly!  I just wanted to make the title more interesting than just calling it raw or cooked mushroom- coconut soup, that's all :)

So it's "raw or cooked mushroom- coconut soup", if you're confused :)

Last night, before my staff holiday meeting, I was in the mood for some kind of coconut stew or soup.  I wanted something I haven't done yet before, such as winter squash, chickpea or cashew coconut soup.  I made a Costco run recently and  picked up a big carton of local grown Watsonville shrooms-- so that's just what I based my soup off of.  Weirdly, I've been in the mood for soup quite a bit recently-- it must be the changing weather.  Regardless, I enjoyed one yummy bowl of goodness last night :)

Raw (or cooked) Mushroom Coconut soup--

Coconut oil (or other oil of choice)
1 garlic clove minced
1- 1 1/2 cup mushrooms (I used crimini)
1/2 Cup kale (optional)
1/2 Cup chickpeas (I added for protein)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
S+ P 
A few shakes of tamari
Chili powder
1 Cup coconut milk

-- Sautee all ingrediants on medium heat OR if making a raw version, blend on a high- speed blender till creamy.  I cooked my mixture prior to blending, as I don't like raw mushrooms (!), but you can certainly blend without cooking.

Enjoy, accompanied by some bread or crackers!

It  may look like poo, but I PROMISE if doesn't taste like that!  It's SUPER yum!

I enjoyed my soup with some whole- grain seed crackers....

It made for one quick, hearty, delicious meal.  Soups really don't take that long-- if you have all the ingredients on hand and know what you want to make, it can be done in a flash.  Good for rushed nights when you want to make a nutritious, healthy dinner.

And you can't forget the  Halloween chocolate....

My breakfast: 1 cup pumpkin puree with 2/3 cup coconut milk, cinnamon and hemp protein topped with chia seeds and dark chocolate with coconut.

And I mean, really dark chocolate:
Off to work for the WHOLE afternoon!  Have a good day :)


  1. Well, that's easy enough. Mushroom soup looks delicious to me, but my meals often look like poo. ;)

    REALLY DARK chocolate is the only way to in my opinion! :)

  2. I absolutely love your pumpkin concoctions (don't even get me started on the coconut ones--I'm also pretty obsessed with coconut myself!). I can't wait to try out the "Halloween chocolate" breakfast combo, it sounds delicious!!

  3. Heather-
    That's why I love this soup....and many other similar ones, for that matter.... because it's SO stinkin' easy to create :)

    I'm pretty in love with coconut, too, as you can see from my meals. What's not to love about it? :)
    Try the pumpkin, chocolate and coconut "smoothie soup", it's SOOOOO good :) It's def my halloween chocolate!