Friday, March 4, 2011

Vegan Cream Mushroom Soup

I made the most delicious *Vegan* Cream of Mushroom Soup the other day... the results were amazing & I can't wait to make it again!!!

The recipe was found on the amazing Joy the Baker's recipe page.

2 T olive oil
1 medium yellow onion chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 T soy sauce (I also used Bragg's Amino Acids)
1 T Worcestershire sauce (Vegan)
about 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper (I went overbaod and my soup had a real kick to it - but I loved it - I think it gave me heartburn so my tummy did not enjoy)
3 C vegetable broth
salt to taste

Cashew Cream:

1/2 Cup cashews and 1/2 Cup Water

I pretty much followed Joy's recipe exactly. No variations - I didn't have to mess with it because it was that great!!

In a large soup pot let olive oil heat up, add onions and cook until translucent, add garlic, then add the mushrooms.

After cleaning and slicing a pound of mushrooms and trying not to eat them all....

After mushrooms begin to cook down add pepper and vegetable broth and cook at a summer until mushrooms are soft.

When soup is cooking, prepare your cashew cream. Blend water & cashews together until smooth. Pour into a cup and set aside.

After mushrooms are soft transfer the soup to blender in batches (I did 3). After blending I placed into a large bowl, and stirred the cashew cream in.

The recipe said to strain the soup with a mesh strainer, which I did not do. I got a couple small chunks of cashews but I think the Vita-Mix did a great job and there wasn't that many. If you don't have a high speed blender I would probably recommend straining your soup.

This soup is amazing as Joy's blog is as well. My mouth is watering thinking about it...

Thank goodness I have a cup of it for lunch today ;)

This soup will not dissapoint!!!

So I have been wanting to try the Brazilian Blowout on my hair for awhile now. I know some people who got it and loved it. I didn't think it would do much for me since my hair is straight when blow dryed. I thought it might help some of my fly aways and I figured what the heck.


Really not much of a difference but it is a little more sleeker and doesn't require any flat ironing which is a plus. It was fun to try and is supposed to last 3-4 weeks but I am not sure if I will be doing it again. Considering my hair type I don't think it is really necessary. But I am enjoying it while it lasts!

I recently one Emily's first giveaway on her blog One Sweet Vegan.

These cookies were amazing and Emily is a truly gifted Vegan cook!!!

I couldn't stop eating them and I can't wait to make them myself!

Thank you Emily!!

One to the 30 Day Challenge:

I haven't been doing good with posting everyday, but at least I am playing catch up now :)

Day 7: Favorite movies - Titanic ( I saw this in theaters about 10 times), Fight Club,

Day 8: A place you’ve traveled to - Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, Arizona, Key West, FL, Laughlin, NV, Michigan, Indiana, Chicago, IL.
Soon to be added Malibu & Santa Barbara California!

Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend - One of my best friends Natalie & I on Halloween -- loving our outfits..

Have a great weekend bloggies! I am going to the casino tonight to gamble... hahaha



  1. Mmm that soup looks amazeballs!
    N a nice little cookie for dessert :)
    Those brazillian blowouts are expensive arent they!? Let me know if its worth it!

  2. That soup looks so good! I am a pea soup lover but that cashew cream sounds really good! And you are right! Kourt's bathing suits are the best!

  3. The salon that I go offers 2 treatments, the brazilian blowout was $99 (or more depending on how much hair you have to cover) this one lasts 4-6 weeks and the Kerotin treatment is I believe $300+ dollars but lasts 3-5 months. After my first shampoo I didnt really think it was worth it but I am noticing a difference but not a huge one...