On Saturday I came in hungry and in need of a quick and satisfying lunch. I had a pack of organic mushrooms that I had bought heavily reduced on impulse from Waitrose the day before and did a little Google for ‘raw food mushroom soup’. This recipe from About.com, seemed simple enough and more importantly I had all of the ingredients to hand.
I started with whizzing up about a 1/4 cup of cashews with 1 cup of water which made a lovely nut ‘milk’ which I plan on making again (for the base of a milkshake) .. I then added my mushrooms, tamari, garlic, onion, lime juice and seasoning, and left the whole lot to blend in my trusty Vitamix until warm.
Despite being very simple, this was soup absolutely delicious and compares well (in my mind at least) to the far more time consuming cooked version. Accompanied with some gorgeous onion bread (recipe from the Rawtarian which is highly recommended) it was a lunch fit for a princess: