This savory broccolini mushroom soup is a staple during the winter months nourishing and warming so, fulfilling and packed with immune enhancing nutrients from the broccolini, ginger, mushrooms and onion. With all 6 tastes represented you may discover that this bowl of soup can make a very satisfying meal as all 6 tastes are represented. Each taste represents an element and in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine this is vital for sustaining physical, mental and spiritual balance in all of the energetic systems.
If you are curious you can guess which tastes are represented in each ingredient and scroll down below the recipe to confirm. The 6 tastes you are identifying are Sweet, Salty, Sour, Astringent, Pungent and Bitter. Each ingredient has more than one taste, although one taste will dominant.

What’s needed to make this dish is one pan and a spatula or wooden spoon, some measuring instruments, one blender, a vegetable knife and cutting board. and a pot to warm the soup, 2 bowls and 2 spoons and a friend.
Ingredients:
2 T. Sesame Oil
2 T. Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 c. Red Onion
1/4 c. Shallots (1 shallot)
1.5 T. Raw Ginger (2-3 inch chunk sliced or grated)
2 c. Shitake Mushrooms
2 Bunches of Broccolini (4 cups)
1/8 c. water for steaming
Seasoning:
3 T. Coconut Aminos
1 T. Tangerine juice or Rice Vinegar
1/2 t. Smoked Paprika
1/4 t.Caribbean Masala or a dash of Cayenne

Ingredients for Blending
2 c. Water
2 c. Coconut Milk or Hemp Milk (unsweetened and plain)
You can use 1 can of coconut milk just add 1/2 c. additional water
2 vegetable bouillon cubes

Garnish: optional
1/2 c. Toasted Sesame Seeds (ground)
Or Raw Hemp seeds with two pinches of salt.

Directions: 6 easy steps

  1. Toast Sesame Seeds first, grind in blender and add pinch of salt.
  2. Place 2 Tablespoon of Sesame and Toasted Sesame oil, 1/2 cup chopped Red Onion, 1/4 cup Shallot and 1.5 Tablespoon Raw Ginger and 2 cups sliced Shitake mushrooms in pan and let sauté’ for 12-15 minutes.
    The shallots and onion will look translucent while the edges of the mushrooms will become golden brown.
  3. While this is cooking, wash and chop the 2 bunches of broccolini. Place broccolini in the pan and add 1/8 cup of water to steam for about 5 minutes so the vegetables are still vibrant green and soft yet crisp.
    Avoid overcooking the broccolini as that can deplete the nutritional value.
  4. Add the following seasonings: 3 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos, 1 Tablespoon Tangerine juice or Rice Vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika, 1/8 t. Caribbean Masala or  a dash of Cayenne.
    5.. Place in a blender with 2 cups of water and 2 cups of Coconut or Hemp milk with 2 Vegetable Bouillon cubes.
    Blend until smooth and return to a pot on the stove to warm and serve. If desired add additional paprika cayenne or salt to taste.
    Garnish each bowl when serving with a spoonful of toasted ground Sesame seeds (Gamasio) or Raw Hemp seeds

6 Tastes Represented
Sweet Coconut Aminos, Coconut and Hemp milk, Shitake mushrooms, Broccolini, Red Onion, Ginger, Sesame and Hemp seeds,
Tangerine juice and Rice vinegar
Salty Coconut Aminos, Vegetable Bouillon, Real Salt
Sour Vinegar and Tangerine juice
Astringent Sesame Seeds, Ginger, Brocollini
Pungent Shallots, Red Onion, Ginger, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne
Bitter Sesame and Hemp Seeds, Hemp milk

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