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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


 For both of us it is a MUST to prepare our own meals.
So here I love to share with you a Healthy Heart Recipe.
Also for Chronic Kidney Disease where Low Sodium Food is KEY!
Any time I see some great quality mushrooms at Costco, I grab them for using in our kitchen.
These were Baby Bella, 680 g or 24 oz.
For Mushroom Quality Criteria:
Pieter had found at Walmart Supercenter, Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Low Sodium Soup and than it disappeared...
So we contacted Campbell's Soup.
It was already on April 19, of this year, that we got a courteous email reply from Mr. Alex Jablokov, Manager, Sales Operations—Campbell's Foodservice.
24 oz of fresh baby bella, cleaned and sliced
1 bunch of chopped green onions
4–7.25 oz cans of low sodium cream of mushroom 
1–14 oz can of coconut milk
3 teaspoons of spicy curry
2 teaspoons of turmeric
pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of butter
Sauté green onions in 2 tablespoons of butter, add sliced ​​mushrooms and spices
Simmer for 5 minutes. Add coconut milk and 4 cans of Cream of Mushroom Low Sodium Soup, let heat through and SERVE...
Made this soup on June 30, after coming back from my solo trip to Europe and I used the double yellow Kalanchoe plant as a quick accent.
The yellow goes well with the soup due to the use of Spicy Curry powder and Turmeric.
Served in our French Pillivuyt soup cups with the Bridal Rose (Sterling, 1903 ) by Alvin soup spoon.



  1. Grazie per questa ottima ricetta!

    1. Cara Olga,
      Siete i benvenuti; contento che ti piaccia!

  2. It looks very tasty. We must try that.

    God bless.

    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and it is a delicious and tasteful soup.

  3. Es un plato muy bueno para el invierno. Casi siempre que pongo champiñones los pongo al ajillo.

    1. Querida Antónia,
      La sopa siempre es sabrosa, ¡pero especialmente en invierno! El ajo va muy bien con los champiñones.

  4. Looks delish, Mariette.
    I absolutely love mushroom soup.
    Yummmm! 😋

    Hugs and blessings, dearest friend.

    1. Dearest Veroncia,
      Thank you!
      Especially with the spicy curry and turmeric added it is yummy indeed.

  5. Replies
    1. Dearest Anne,
      You bet it was and will be many more times!

  6. Olá, Mariette, essa é ótima!!!
    Aqui em casa comemos muita sopa, e essa parece maravilhosa!
    Já copiei os ingredientes e...qualquer dia, mãos à obra!
    Um ótimo fim de semana que está chegando,

    1. Querida Taís,
      Isso é delicioso devido aos seus temperos adicionados e por razões de saúde eu uso a sopa de sódio baixo como base.
      Está chovendo há semanas aqui, não há muito que possamos fazer...

  7. Olá, Mariette, vim conhecer o seu belo blog por intermédio da Taís,
    que me falou muitas vezes sobre as viagens do casal aí nos Estados Unidos.
    Gostei muito dessa postagem, admirador de sopa (a Taís faz muitas sopas deliciosas).
    Voltarei sempre para seguir o seu blog.
    Um abraço e um bom final de semana ao casal.

    1. Querido Pedro,
      É bom conhecer a outra metade da Taís!
      Obrigado por suas palavras e sem dúvida Taís vai conseguir fazer deliciosas sopas para vocês dois.
      Obrigado e abraços de Pieter e Mariette

  8. Hi, Mariette and Pieter!
    That soup looks delicious and served very elegantly, as always! ;)
    We are trying to eat healthier and because of Nuno's kidney issues, we have to maintain the sodium levels low, too.
    So we are going back to basics (does this remind you of something?!) and eating more accordingly to the Mediterraneam Diet, the basis of the Portuguese diet, due to the centuries of history and trades. And we are feeling much better and loosing extra weight.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Dearest Paula,
      Oh yes, for Nuno's and also my kidney issues, it is a MUST to eat low sodium.
      Also for Pieter's heart he has to watch his sodium intake.
      The Mediterranean diet has been proven to be right but somehow, the world has kind of drifted away from it and through advertising, the fast food has become popular—which of course is wrong!

  9. a good cream of mushroom soup is delicious.

    1. Dearest Debby,
      And this is a very good and healthy one!

  10. I loved your recipe. I also really like mushroom soup but I do it another way. I put ham and a little cream at the end. I have to try it your way.
    Coisas de Feltro

    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you and we used to enjoy ham but no more due to its high sodium and the cream is also out of question due to high cholesterol and I should not have dairy products due to my kidneys.
      But with the coconut milk it is really good—surprisingly good!


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