Posts Tagged ‘soup’

Keep Warm with Winter Mushroom Recipes

Try any one of these winter mushroom recipes to warm up this winter!

Winter has arrived and there’s a chill in the air! Hearty and healthy mushrooms can warm you up on the coldest days. Sautéing or roasting your favorite fungi will bring out the naturally savory and deliciously warm umami flavor. From vegetarian appetizers to brothy soups, blended stews to a hearty pie, mushrooms elevate all the classic winter meals. Survive the dark, dreary days by inviting friends and family over to enjoy scrumptious ‘shrooms next to a crackling fire.

New Year’s Resolution Challenge: Can You Do Better?

As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, what resolution will you be making? Is it to do better for your health? Perhaps it’s to do better by our planet? Or maybe you want to master a skill, like cooking, and be a better cook. Whatever your reason for wanting to do better, know that you’re not alone. There’s an entire community of people pledging to do better called blenditarians: people who believe that the mighty mushroom has meaty powers to make meals more delicious, nutritious and sustainable!

Care to do better? Take the pledge and join the growing blenditarian movement!

Winter Mushroom Recipes

Use the mix of mushroom and blended recipes below to keep you warm all winter long.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Barbecue Mushrooms
Serve barbecue mushrooms as a meat-free app at parties this month. Slow cooked in a simple homemade sauce, they are satisfying and savory.

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup
Jump start soup season with a deliciously savory blenditarian soup that will warm you up from the inside out.

Savory Baked Brie with Crispy Mushrooms

Savory Baked Brie with Crispy Mushrooms
We always say yes please to cheese! Combine melty brie cheese and crispy mushrooms for the perfect winter cheese plate.

Shepherd’s Pie with Mushrooms, Stout and Potatoes

Shepherd’s Pie with Mushrooms, Stout, Potatoes
Sit down with family and friends for a homecooked meal that’s hearty and packed with flavor. Dinner is served.

Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To Go

Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To-Go
Create a comforting lunch to-go with ramen in a jar! Earthy shiitake mushrooms and noodles in a rich broth will brighten your day.

Mushroom Chipotle Chili

Mushroom Chipotle Chili
When in doubt, go the chili route. Blend mushrooms and beef for your base, then top with sour cream, cheese and onions.

3 “Souper” Ways to Include Mushrooms this Season

Elevate soup season with fresh, umami-rich mushroom soups.

Warm up these cooler days with fresh mushrooms. Whether you’re cooking a weeknight dinner or prepping for a holiday party, incorporating umami-rich mushrooms into your favorite comfort foods is the perfect way to sneak in an extra serving of vegetables – and a boost of flavor – this season.

Adding vitamin D into our diets this time of year is essential to coping with shorter days and longer nights. Thankfully, mushrooms, such as maitake are packed with vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone strength.

Check out three of our favorite and “souper” versatile recipes fit for the season:

Vegetarian? Toss your favorite mushrooms into this Creamy Mushroom & 3 Bean Soup. The protein and fiber from the beans will keep you full and focused for hours.

Creamy Three Bean Mushroom Soups

Recipe Courtesy of Dine and Dish

Fall Cream of Mushroom Soup: Take this comfort classic up a notch by adding fresh button, baby portabella, shiitake and oyster mushrooms into the mix.

Creamy Mushrooms Soups

Recipe courtesy of Chef Billy Parisi

Whip up a batch of this rich, non-dairy Roasted Mushroom Parsnip Soup for dinner and savor the flavor of sweet parsnips and herbaceous thyme.

Roasted Parsnip Mushroom Soups

Recipe courtesy of Chez Us

 

Mushroom Soup with Red Wine and Brie from Healthy Delicious

This week’s featured contributor is Lauren- the voice behind Healthy Delicious and the mind behind combining three great things in one delicious dish for this week’s recipe.

The leaves are changing in the northeast. The air is cold and crisp. It’s dark out by the time dinner is ready to be served. Lazy nights drinking wine on the patio have quickly been traded for evenings spent indoors, looking for ways to keep warm that don’t involve turning the heat on.

It’s in weather like this that I always start going through my soup recipes,  searching for options that are warm and comforting but that aren’t too heavy an wintery. This mushroom soup is one of my favorites. Earthy mushrooms are balanced out by a rich broth that gets an added layer of flavor from a hefty dose of red wine – any red you have open will work, but I like to use something slightly sweet like a zinfandel. A surprise portion of baguette and creamy Brie hidden in the bottom of the bowl melts into the soup and adds a touch of creaminess and an oh-so-French flair. With soup like this to look forward to, I almost don’t mind the end of summer.

Mushroom Soup with Red Wine and Brie

  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered
  • 4 oz oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup red wine, such as Zinfandel
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme
  • 4 oz baguette, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 oz Brie cheese
  • Salt and Pepper

Melt the butter and garlic in a soup pan set over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft and golden, about 15 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the stock, wine, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a boil, the reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spread each baguette slice with some Brie. Place two slices in the bottom of each of four bowls. Spoon the hot soup over top to melt the cheese.

Serves 4.