Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shitake Mushroom & Kale Soup

Happy Sunday guys!! Smile   Hope your weekend has been lovely!!


My Fabulous friend Tasha, always sends me yummy recipes to test out (and put my spin on).

She tried this one and said it was just ok… so I played around a bit and made it tasty.

It’s perfect for simmering away on a Sunday!


Original recipe in white – additions in PINK!

Shiitake Mushroom & Kale Soup

6 cups water

1 onion, sliced

6 oz shiitake mushrooms, stems removed & reserved, caps sliced (I used dried and included the water I used for soaking for extra flavour!)

1 carrot, peeled & chopped

1 Tbsp herbs such as sage, rosemary, or thyme (omitted)

3 cups chopped hearty greens (kale, collard greens, or turnip greens)

1/2 head green cabbage shredded

a few pieces cauliflower

1/4 tsp salt (I used 1/4 “chicken flavored” bullion cube instead)

(1 package of instant miso added after boiling – this miso included dried tofu)

1 Tbsp seaweed (I’m not sure the kind though!)

In a medium pot, combine water, onion, shiitake, cauliflower, carrot and bullion cube. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 mins, remove mushrooms and slice, add back in.  Add cabbage,  herbs, and greens to the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer for 5 mins. Add miso and serve steaming!


This soup was awesome, filling and oh so healthy!!  MMM  Thanks Tash for the recipe Red rose


Another HUGE thank you to all my facebook fans (and ALL my other readers)!!  I am SO close to 400 on facebook, which is insanity!

When I started this blog, I wasn’t even sure that anyone would read, so I am SO grateful to you all!!  Thank you thank you, I’m so honoured.

I think once I hit 400, I am going to do a giveaway!  So stay tuned for details! Smile 

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  1. Your version lots fabulous, I will give it a try for sure! I'm so glad I sent it to you to be yummified! Tash

  2. this looks fresh and delicious - right up my alley!

  3. This looks so yummy! I have been loving anything with mushrooms lately. Congratulations for having such a successful blog! I know I always look forward to reading your posts :) Have a great Sunday Jessica!

  4. This looks so healthy and yummy!!

  5. Looks amazing! What will you use the stems for?

  6. Nice looking soup, I love a soup with big bits in it, not all pureed and hiding unexpected stuff, I want the textures and the chunks.

  7. The soup looks awesome!

    Congrats on your fb milestone :)

  8. The soup looks great!!!

    My weekend WAS lovely, thanks! I hope yours was wonderful too :-)


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