Crimini Mushroom and Miso Soup
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Creamy Crimini Mushroom and Miso Soup


Republished/Adapted with permission from Kitchen Cures(Penguin) by Peggy Kotsopoulos
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 4½ cups crimini mushrooms, sliced (about 3/4 of a pound)
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped, plus 1 whole clove
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp yellow miso paste
  • Kelp flakes
  • Truffle oil (optional)

Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who’s energy and passion for her work is infectious.  She is the host of television show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Veria Living TV, and author of Kitchen Cures (Penguin). She is also a returning guest on NBC’s Today Show, The Talk on CBS and resident nutritionist on The Steven and Chris show, airing on CBC and ABC’s Live Well network. And as a spokesperson, she’s a huge lover of Vega! Her press coverage, lectures and recipes have spanned across the globe inspiring and educating others on how to live a healthier, happier and more vibrant life.

Preparation

  1. Heat coconut oil in medium soup pot, then add mushrooms and sauté until they start to release their moisture.
  2. Add garlic and sauté another 30 seconds.
  3. Add vegetable broth and miso paste. Bring to a simmer, cook 5 to 10 minutes. Avoid boiling miso to ensure you do not kill the live bacteria in the miso.
  4. While the soup is heating, crisp up slices of crimini (and other mushroom slices if you have them) by sautéing them in a single layer in a separate pan with a small amount of coconut oil until well-browned and crisp.
  5. Pour soup into a blender*, add remaining garlic clove. Blend about 15 to 20 seconds, until no solid pieces remain. Return to pot.
  6. Serve in bowls, top with a couple shakes of kelp flakes, a drizzle of truffle oil and the crisped mushrooms.
  7. * You can also use a hand-held immersion blender to blend the soup right in the pot, though it may not be as smooth using this method.