I’ve worked with hundreds of children on the autism spectrum, and ALL of them have had gut imbalances including candida (yeast), food intolerance, allergies, and nutrient deficiencies. So, we’ve got some pretty delicate systems here. Finding a balance of green, raw, fermented and blended (easily absorbable) food is a must. We also keep as close to the Body Ecology principles of food combining (fruit is eaten alone, on an empty stomach, and proteins are not combined with carbs) and 80/20 (keeping our meals 80% vegetable and 20% protein or carb) as possible. This ensures that we can get the most nutrient bang per bite.
This recipe is blended and contains live beneficial bacteria that can help you digest it. It also contains some nuts — which do cause reactions for some people. I wouldn’t call this one of my healing recipes but, it’s a darn delish way to enjoy raw food.
Raw Cream of Mushroom Soup (with hidden ferments)
1 lb of mushrooms (shitake and maitake are delish and healing)
½ cup olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
pinches of black pepper, oregano, thyme, sage, pinch nutmeg and any other herbs you may like
3 cups homemade Brazil nut milk (recipe below)
Marinate 1 lb of mushrooms (I get a bag from farmers mkt.. any kind you like will do) with ½ cup olive oil, 1 tsp sea salt, black pepper, oregano, thyme, sage, pinch nutmeg and any other herbs you may like for about an hour. Then, blend the entire mixture with 3 cups homemade Brazil nut milk and ½ cup pine nut cheese. You can warm this on the stove top or blend in vitamix until warm. We like to have this with peas. Then again, we simply love peas.
Tiny Kick in the Pants:
Add some ume boshi plum vinegar to the end result before you eat.
I like Brazil nut milk with this recipe. You can make it by soaking 3 cups of Brazil nuts in enough water to cover them for about a day. Then, rinse the nuts and add to your blender with 6 cups of water. Blend for about 30 seconds and strain the pulp through a nut milk bag (or strainer). The liquid is “nut milk,” and the pulp can be used in muffins, crackers and raw breads.