“Vegan” has become a buzzword. Initially, this way of eating truly just sought to exclude all animal products from its recipes. Today, however, it has turned into a school of thought and a way of life. Yet, while vegan foods can certainly carry more with it than its straightforward concept of food, those who don’t eat vegan habitually shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that veganism seeks plant-based solutions (and delicious ones at that!).
In fact, some of your very favourite foods can be transformed by going vegan. Do you always find you feel a little sick after eating so much dairy in ice cream? Or you love the idea of biting into a burger, but don’t love the negative health impacts? Say hello to vegan solutions! Think almond milk ice cream and portobello mushroom burgers that’ll keep you eating your favorite types of food without the dietary drawbacks.
Just for you, we’ve created a delectable Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup recipe that’s so rich and velvety it’ll leave you wondering how it’s really vegan after all.
Recipe: Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup
Mushrooms are the true highlight of this soup as a premiere winter vegetable. Continuing to shop locally all year round will help you to source the very freshest foods for your recipes. Seeking freshness goes hand in hand with shopping quality foods right in your own neighbourhood. As the seasons change, remember that the foods with the most nutrients are the ones that are meant to be grown in that season. Mushrooms are a vegetable that is meant to be grown in the winter. Therefore, when you purchase a mushroom, you know it hasn’t been transported long distances or stored for long periods of time. You can have confidence that they’re the freshest possible food that you can be eating. Bonus? It’s also more variety than you’ll get if you stick to the same recipes year-round.
Plant-based, Local, and Healthy
Instead of talking strictly about “vegan,” let’s talk about plant-based because that’s what you’re really getting out of a recipe that is sourced by local produce. (Of course, if you’re vegan, you already know this!) A plant-based meal plan is one that minimizes eating animal products and that focuses on quality and freshness that can be found in the food that the Earth provides: fruit and vegetables. Your own community is the very best place to source your groceries from because you can feel confident that you’re not only supporting your neighbours, but you’re also receiving fresh and high-quality ingredients that are sourced directly from a place you can trust.
This winter put your trust in mushrooms with Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup. It’s tasty, plant-based, and fresh. It’s a win-win all around.