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Two Potato, Two Mushroom Soup with Artichokes

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Category: Soups, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 sm Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 lg Potato
  • 1/2 lg Sweet potato
  • 5 oz Artichoke heart or bottoms;
  • -chopped
  • 1/2 c Sliced white mushrooms
  • 1/3 c Sliced brown mushrooms :
  • -cremini
  • 1/8 ts Pepper; coarsely ground
  • 1 ts Thai Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 ts Dried herbs French blend
  • 1/4 ts Grated orange peel; dried or
  • -fresh
  • 1 c Apple juice
  • 4 c Vegetable broth; or bouillon

 Directions

ADDITIONS
1 tb Ground cashews; dry roasted,
-if desired
1 pn Chili power
1 pn Fennel seed
1/4 c Lowfat buttermilk; if
-desired
2 tb Chopped fresh cilantro or
-chopped fresh spinach or
-fresh herb of choice

Red-skinned sweet potatoes are spicy. They marry well with the milder white
potato and subtle earthy flavors of mushrooms and artichokes. Since
powdered vegetable bouillons can be bitter, this soup is sweetened with
apple juice. We liked the blend of French herbs and Thai spices. This
chunky soup goes well with an oat and nut bread or cornbread. Makes 7 to 8
cups of soup.

1. Peel, quarter and thinly slice the onion. Transfer to a sprayed 3-quart
saucepan; turn heat to medium. Stir occasionaly and add the garlic after
about 3 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, peel, quarter and thinly slice both potatoes. Add to the
saucepan. Drain artichoke hearts; if frozen, no need to thaw: add to the
pan. Cut the mushrooms, caps and stems, into 1/4-inch slices and add to the
saucepan. Season with pepper, Thai spice, French herbs and orange peel.

3. When the onion is soft and all is aromatic, add the apple juice and
bring to a boil. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover
ajar and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

4. Meanwhile warm about 8 cashews in a small skillet; season with chili
powder and fennel seed. Remove to a mortar and pestle and pulverize. Mix
with the buttermilk. Set aside.

5. To serve: Remove soup from heat. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in
the cilantro or leafy green of choice. Stir in the nut-milk mixture. Serve
at once. PER SERVING : 367 cals, 8g fat (18% cff). High in Vitamin A, C and
iron.

French Herbs, called "Bouquet Garni," by Spice Islands: oregano, savory,
marjoram, rosemary, basil, sage, thyme, dill, tarragon.

Thai spice by McCormick: chili pepper, ginger, coriander, red pepper,
cumin, cinnamon, star anise, salt, garlic, lemon peel, shallots, jalapeno
pepper, cornstarch.

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