Mushroom Soup

This is a recipe on the Smitten Kitchen website. it is the recipe for Balthazar’s cream of mushroom soup. I changed the recipe to make it non-dairy, and used dried herbs instead of the fresh ones. I will write down the recipe as I made it but will add a link to the original recipe on

Here is the recipe the way I made the soup…with changes

Vegan Mushroom Soup


1 ounce dried mushrooms *** I weighed this out but it is approximately 1 cup

`1/4 cup olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp dried sage

1  teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 pound white button mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced

1 pound shiitake mushrooms stemmed, cleaned and thinly sliced

6 cups vegetable stock


1.Soak the dried mushrooms in enough hot water to cover them until they are soft.*** I just soaked them while I was preparing everything else. When they are ready to use, strain them through some cheesecloth saving the soaking liquid. Rinse off the mushrooms to get rid of any dirt that might be on them

3. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, cook until soft . Add the garlic and dried herbs  Stir to combine and continue cooking until fragrant.

5. Add the mushrooms and cook until they shrink down and the water they have released has evaporated. Stir often to prevent sticking

6. Add the vegetable stock and cook simmer the soup for about an hour. ***I like to cook mine longer then the original recipe calls for, so i continued cooking it until the mushrooms looked nicely cooked.

7. Puree the soup. *** I use a hand blender but you can use a blender or food processor but be careful if doing that when the soup is hot

8. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your take



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!