Many of the dishes I create are reminiscent of my mom’s cuisine. When I was a child she would buy a packet mushroom soup mix. You just needed to add water, warm it up and “Voila”… Cream of mushrooms was ready! I loved it… could never get enough of it. As I have been grown up I have become more conscious about the importance of eating Whole foods! Meals that are made from scratch with non processed ingredients. Why? Because these foods when cooked and eaten fresh maintain their ‘Prana’ or healing energy of the earth inherent in them. Packaged and processed foods are depleted of Prana. Plant-based Whole-foods are not only fuel to our bodies but they support detox and assimilation of the healing properties that food can offer us!
This soup in particular reminds me of my mom’s cream of mushrooms...The cashews and lime make it almost 'cheesy'. This recipe requires 8 ingredients only and less than 20 minutes to cook! In the list of ingredients you will find that I call for "Freshly ground coriander", the powder you buy in the store never has the flavor and aroma that fresh ground coriander has! The only thing you need is a coffee grinder. Ground the coriander seeds until they are powdered and you will be amazed by the difference! Fresh ground spices are full of Prana!
cooking time: 20 min
- 1 organic Fennel bulb (tops removed and sliced into 1/2 inch slices)
- 5 cups filtered water
- 1 tbs Freshly ground Coriander
- 1/4 Cup raw organic Cashews
- 1 tsp salt
- pinch fresh ground Black pepper
- Parsley for Garnish
- squeeze of lime juice
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium sauce pan. (except for the black pepper, parsley, and lime) Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the fennel is soft and translucent.
Transfer the soup into the blender (I prefer using a vitamix, being a high speed blender the soup takes on the most delicious velvety texture but any blender will do the job!) being careful of not burning your hands or face blend the soup until creamy.
Serve and garnish with a splash of lime, pepper and parsley!