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Winter is almost here and the weather has turned cold. In this household it instantly spurs on a desire for heart warming soups and stews. We could eat them every day during the cold season.
Another favorite of ours are mushrooms… Every type of mushroom cooked in every which way. So, seeing that mushroom soup covers both of those categories, it is a regular winner on our winter menu!
With mushrooms it is quite important to buy them organic or to forage for them in clean environments. The reason for this is that mushrooms are like sponges and they absorb everything around them. The good, the bad and the really toxic. In fact they are so efficient at sponging up around them that they are often used to clean up toxic waste from hazardous areas… they have even been used in projects to absorb radiation from places like Chernobyl.
If you are a mushroom forager then wild mushrooms are always best. They pop up where they have found nutrient dense earth to nourish themselves from, which in turn nourishes us and it also gives them 10 x more flavor than the ones we can buy in the supermarkets. I am an avid mushroom forager, however, unfortunately, where we currently live, Las Vegas, wild mushrooms are slim pickings and we have to do with supermarket mushrooms. A good place to find inexpensive mushrooms and often organic are Asian supermarkets. The variety is wide and the prices are great!
For variations, you can add a bunch of baby spinach at the end, just wilting it in the soup right before serving.
You could also precook some organic basmati rice and add about 1/4 cup to each bowl before serving.
Tinna 'LadyHawk' Hawkins is a 9th generation Wise Woman and an avid health nut! For the past one and a half decades she has been helping people with their health as a Wellness Consultant. She is a strong proponent of traditional and ancestral nutrition, cooking from scratch, herbal medicine and essential oils, yoga, meditation, toxin-free personal and home care products, an active lifestyle, supplementation and a positive outlook on life! Together with her husband, Dr. Budweiser, they own and operate Weiser Living.
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