I have been thinking about Cream of Mushroom Soup lately but put off making it until the weather turned a bit cooler. Of course that was yesterday when it was gray and drizzly all day, and today is both warmer and sunnier, as is my usual timing. Still it sounded good and I had been wanting to make another vegan soup out of I Can Cook Vegan by Isa Chandra Moskowitz that I received as part of #AbramsDinner Party last year.
Isa says, "This is a luxury for mushroom lovers. The kind of soup that tastes like you just returned from cooking classes abroad. But the truth is; garlic, white wine, and mushrooms are pure umami. If you'd like to get even fancier, substitute half (or all) of the creminis with oyster mushrooms or anything tickling your fancy at the farmers' market. All of the attitude of a culinary degree with none of the debt!"
Notes/Results: Rich, velvety and delicious--full of umami flavor for sure. This is the kind of soup where a piece or two of bread, toasted or just soft is welcome for dipping. I do wish I had left more mushrooms out to and stir into the soup but otherwise, I am very happy with this one. I don't think anyone tasting it would realize that it's vegan too. I will happily make it again.
Let's take a look into the Souper Sundays kitchen and see who is here:
Judee of Gluten Free A-Z Blog and I were on the same mushroom wavelength this week and she made a French Creamy Mushroom Soup, saying "Looking for a thick and creamy mushroom soup? You can't go wrong with this flavorful French recipe. It is one of my favorites and yet one of the easiest to make. The rich mushroom flavor blends beautifully with the French herbs and freshly cracked pepper."
(If you aren't familiar with Souper Sundays, you can read about of the origins of it here.
To join in this week's Souper Sunday's linkup with your soup, salad or sandwich:
- Link up your soup (stew, chili, soupy curries, etc. are fine), salad, or sandwich dish, (preferably one from the current week or month--but we'll take older posts too) on the picture link below and leave a comment on this post so I am sure not to miss you. Also please see below for what to do on your blog post that you link up to Souper Sundays in order to be included in the weekly round-up.
On your entry post (on your blog):
- Mention Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen and add a link back to this post. (Not to be a pain but it's polite and only fair to link back to events you link up at--so if you link a post up here without linking back to this post or my blog on your post, it will be removed.)
- You are welcome to add the Souper Sundays logo to your post and/or blog (completely optional).
Have a happy, healthy week! Happy New Year!