mushroom soup

Hi Warriors!


Are you keeping warm this winter?


We have had a "real" winter here in central Pennsylvania thus far.  Loads of frigid air, subzero mornings, and snow flurries about every day.


I must say that I am not enjoying the cold.



I remember last year at this time feeling very stiff during the winter months, and here I am again, rigid like the frozen iced over snow that coats the landscape.



I try to stay active during the winter and still walk every day, which actually helps me mentally and physically.  


I also enjoy cooking comfort-type foods in the winter. 


For those of you starting with PMR, you may be wondering, "what can you possibly eat on one of the PMR diets that is a comfort food"? 


Yeah, right?


Well, I have learned to make just about any dish that is part of a "regular" diet but in a way that is either Paleo or Keto in hopes of keeping with my goal of getting off steroids.



Today, I want to share a recipe that is soooooo delicious and filling and savory.  If you like mushrooms, you should be a fan of this soup.


It is a keto cream of mushroom soup.  I will add the Paleo version for comparison (in parenthesis).



Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup




  • 1/4 cup butter (or ghee)
  • 16 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 3 oz. softened cream cheese (delete for Paleo)
  • 1 cup milk or cream (almond or coconut milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot for thickening




  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, and thyme.
  3. Saute until onions run clear.
  4. Add broth and cream cheese.  Stir until cream cheese is melted.
  5. Add milk/cream and season to taste.  Simmer covered for 10 minutes.
  6. Add balsamic vinegar and arrowroot and simmer uncovered for 5 more minutes stirring frequently as the soup thickens a bit.


Warm-up to a steaming bowl or mug of this healthy and cozy lunch or dinner entree.



Keep safe and warm, everyone!