I overslept this morning, and as a friend of mine used to say, “my covers were all wrinkled.” I was going to continue my authenticity theme, but time left me, so I will do that tomorrow. But, I did make some soup for lunch today, and I didn’t use a recipe, but pulled stuff out of my refrigerator, and voila I was creative. So, I am sharing it with you because it turned out pretty darned good, much better than anything you could possibly pull out of a can, and seriously it was just as easy.
Put parsnips and turnip in a medium pan. Barely cover with filtered water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Do not cover the pan because you want the liquid to reduce a bit.
Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbs butter in a small skillet. Add onions and sauté until nice and soft.
Once the onions are done, pour the entire skillet contents into a blender.
Add the remaining butter into the skillet and melt. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until brown and soft. set aside.
Once the parsnips and turnips are done, pour the entire contents into the blender.
Start your blender on slow, and gradually increase the speed to high, and puree these ingredients.
Gradually add the coconut milk until your soup has reached the desired consistency. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and hot sauce until it tastes just right. Blend on high speed for about two minutes. Your soup should still be hot (if not, return to your sauce pan and heat).****
Pour blender mixture into a bowl or saucepan if you are heating it up (see previous step), then add the mushrooms. Taste again to make sure your seasoning are right for you, and adjust accordingly.
Serve hot, and enjoy!
*I was using crimini mushrooms leftover from another dish, so I only had five. If you want a more mushroomy dish add more. Also, use whatever kind of mushroom you have on hand.
**OK, butter is not really Paleo, but sometimes you just have to do something naughty. I used organic butter, so it was only half as bad.
***I would have used fresh garlic if I had some on hand, but the powder was fine.
****I was using a Vitamix, which when blending on high speed, heats up the ingredients. You may have to heat your liquid up in a saucepan, in which case you can skip the step that says pour the liquid in a bowl and add the mushrooms. Just serve your soup from the saucepan.