Cream of Mushroom Soup
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Cream of Mushroom Soup {Vegan}

Author Veg Life Staff

Ingredients

  • FOR THE VEGETABLE MIXTURE:
  • 1 Tbl Oil any cooking oil will do
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 large stalk of Celery chopped
  • You could also chop one large carrot and throw it in for flavor
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  • FOR THE MUSHROOMS:
  • TWO 8 oz. packages of Baby Bella Mushrooms or a mixture of flavorful mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed and quartered
  • 1 Jar fancy Whole Button Mushrooms reserving a few for presentation
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Dried Sage or to taste
  • [u]TO THICKEN THE SAUCE:[/u]
  • 1 Tbl All Purpose Flour
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  • FOR THE BROTH:
  • 2-1/4 C Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1/4 C vegan Sour Cream see notes above for links to specific brands
  • 1 Tbl Cornstarch
  • 1/4 C SO Delicious Dairy Free Almond or Coconut Milk Creamer (NOTE: if you can't find these, use canned coconut milk)
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  • FOR SERVING:
  • Reserved fancy Whole Button Mushrooms
  • Chopped Chives
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  • OPTIONAL ADD-INS:
  • Barley Farro or Wild Rice - cook to package instructions and add in at the broth stage of this recipe.
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Instructions

  • In a large stock pot, add 1 Tbl of oil, the chopped onions and celery. Saute until they begin to soften.
  • Add the cleaned Baby Bella Mushrooms. (We'll add the fancy ones later).
  • Saute for 5-10 minutes until they begin to soften and brown. Don't go too far with this, we want them to retain their shape and have some texture.
  • Season with salt, pepper and sage.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the sauteed vegetables and stir until combined. Cook for 1-2 minutes to remove that raw flour taste.
  • Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and almond creamer (or canned coconut milk). Mix thoroughly.
  • Add to the soup SLOWLY. It will thicken quickly. I drizzle it in, stir and wait a few minutes until it gets to its full thickening power. You can always add more, but you may not need or want it all.
  • Stir in the fancy Whole Button Mushrooms allowing to heat through for a few minutes, reserving a few for serving.
  • Garnish with chives.
  • Serves: about 4 Cups