Since I am no longer purchasing a previous pantry staple, cream of mushroom soup, I have had to find an alternative and have come across a mighty tasty homemade version using healthy ingredients without unnecessary additives. Here is my version:
Condensed Creamed Soup (makes the equivalent of 2 cans condensed soup)
Basic Sauce Base:
2 tbls butter
2 tbls coconut oil (or olive oil) I just didn’t want to heat my olive oil so chose the coconut oil
1/4 c white whole wheat flour
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups whole milk
Heat butter and oil. Add flour and stir until well incorporated. Add milk and stir until thickened. Use in any recipe calling for condensed soup.
Cream of Mushroom Soup: saute in butter/oil – 12 chopped fresh mushrooms and 1/2 cup chopped onion until softened.
Cream of Chicken: add 1 tsp chicken base (a paste with no MSG), 1 cup milk, 1 cup chicken stock, chopped cooked chicken (optional)
Cream of Celery: substitute celery in place of mushrooms, 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 cup milk