A warming soup can be just what you need on a cold day, but many store-bought and restaurant versions are laden with cream and sodium. This wild mushroom soup uses coconut yogurt for creaminess and gets an extra nutritional boost from pumpkin seeds and ghee. Best part? It’s super easy to make, so you won’t have to spend hours over a hot stove. Serve a big bowl as a meal or a smaller portion as a starter.
Creminis, or ‘baby bellas,’ contain the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione , which researchers think may have anti-aging potential . They’re also rich sources of many vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, zinc, potassium, and copper.
A type of clarified butter, ghee is heated to remove the lactose and casein , making it tolerable to most people who can’t typically digest dairy . It’s great for cooking because it can withstand higher temperatures before becoming damaged.
Compared to regular butter, it also contains more short-chain fatty acids and butyric acid per gram, which may help reduce inflammation . Some research has shown it might have some beneficial effects on cholesterol .
Not just a crunchy topper to this soup, pumpkin seeds actually pack a ton of nutrition into a tiny package. They’re one of the highest sources of magnesium , a mineral that can be depleted by stress. They also contain manganese, an antioxidant needed for many different processes in the body
Carolina Santos-Neves is a trained chef, food diplomat, culinary consultant, and founder of Call Me Caro . After graduating from Brown University in 2003, she worked as a editor at Epicurious.com for 5 years while simultaneously attending the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute. She went on to enter the restaurant world as the chef de cuisine at Comodo in 2012. Carolina is the in-house Chef-in-Residence of Parsley Center NYC.
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