Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Mushroom SOup

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a can of cream of mushroom soup? No? Well, first of all the list is way longer than I feel like it should be for such a simple food, but it also has so many words I can’t pronounce it would make your head explode. To be honest, without even looking at the ingredients, the fact that it stays the same shape as the can when it comes out should be some sort of hint that something is wrong. LOL!

So, in order to avoid the cream of mushroom cylinder I searched for a cream of mushroom soup recipe that I felt safe serving my family this Thanksgiving. Not only did I want one without so much crap in it, I also wanted one that went along with my semi-Paleo lifestyle. Well, I didn’t really find one, so I edited a non-paleo version that I found to make it paleo compliant! It’s grain free and dairy free and you would never know the difference!
Paleo Mushroom Soup


  • 1 carton of baby bella mushrooms (about 12-16oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
  • 1 onion, diced into small pieces
  • Garlic- I used about 6-7 cloves, but you can use more or less depending on your taste
  • Jalapeño pepper- chopped (Note: If you don’t like spicy foods, I would take the ribbing and seeds out of the jalapeño before putting it in to your mixture.)
  • 1/4 cup white wine of your choice
  • 1 cup chicken broth- you can make your own or use this kind that has less additives
  • 8-10 oz coconut milk
  • Fresh thyme
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add your oil or ghee to your pot and sauté your onions and mushrooms. Season these with your spices.
  2. Cook until your mushrooms are soft.
  3. Add your chopped garlic and jalapeño pepper.
  4. Cook for another minute or two and then add your white wine.
  5. Let the veggies and spices simmer in your wine, stirring intermittently, for a few minutes until it has soaked up a bit of the liquid.
  6. Add your chicken broth and coconut milk to the mix and let the entire concoction simmer again until it thickens up a bit.
  7. Once the soup is to the thickness of your liking, take away from heat.
  8. If you wish to serve your mushroom soup chunky, you can stop here. If you want true cream of mushroom to put into casseroles and use in your cooking continue on.
  9. Put the soup mixture into a blender or food processor. (This one is reasonably priced and ranks pretty high on Amazon.)
  10. Blend your soup.
  11. You can serve as a soup with sprigs of thyme like I did (It’s great with a steak!) or you can use it to cook with! We plan to use this exact recipe for our thanksgiving green bean casserole!

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

This soup is actually really good by itself as well. I LOVE mushrooms and needed a little something extra to go with out steak dinner one night so I made this. So good. Cream of Mushroom Soup Homemade is bestHomemade Mushroom soup- better than the canIf you happen to try the recipe out, you’ll have to let me know how it went! Have you ever tried to make your own base ingredients for recipes to cut out all of the additives and preservatives in your meals? Let me know what you made in the comments below!All That Glitters Blog Signature

Fit Friday: Day 12 of The Whole30

Whole30 Day 5
Well, it is day 12 of the whole30 for me, and I am SO proud of myself that I have made it this far! I honestly thought I would turn back after day 2, but I’ve stuck through it! Yay me! I’ll for sure be posting about some great recipes that I have been making for you guys to check out, because let me tell you…it gets hard to pick what to eat after a week or so! Lol! 

What I’ve Learned So Far:

  • Pretty much everything we eat has sugar added in to it. That was the thing that has made this so difficult for the last two weeks! EVERYTHING has sugar added in to it and it is CRAZY! I sat in the grocery store for HOURS both weeks just trying to find compliant things and it was rough. Let’s just say I made a LOT of salads with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette, I ate a lot of fruits and veggies, and we grilled a LOT. 
  • Planning every single one of your meals in advance is HARD. There are times where I just wanted to walk into a restaurant and order a cheeseburger and have it be over. I have already put SO much effort in to planning what I am going to make each day and I’m only half way through it. <sigh> But, like they always say, if you don’t plan, you plan to fail. So, on with my meal planning I will go for the next two weeks.
  • You will do a LOT of dishwashing. I have to wash the cutting board between each meal since I’m always cutting up veggies and meats. I use at least a plate for every meal and sometimes a plate and a bowl. I use other bowls and such to prepare meals…let’s just say…there are a lot of dishes and there are only two people in my house. I may be eating well, but I’m using a lot of water….lol…
  • You pretty much can’t eat out anywhere and if you do, you have to give the waiter a 10 minute long list of questions. A lot of places cook their meats in soybean oil which is non-compliant so that’s out. I’ve pretty much only ordered a salad with chicken and some veggies and my own homemade dressing every time I have eaten out. Anyone have any great tips on Whole30 compliant restaurants in the Austin area? I would love you forever

Whole30 Compliant

Bottom Line: How Do I Feel?

Well, I won’t lie to you…for the first few days I was constantly hungry! I had a headache, felt exhausted, and wanted to rip someone’s head off if I didn’t get some sugar pretty soon. Since then, it hasn’t been that bad. I do still have to talk myself down off of the cliff whenever I see ice cream or sweets on TV, but other than that I am full and satisfied with my meat and veggies! I have to say though, I’m not feeling this BURST of energy everyone else always talks about getting around half way through. Maybe it’ll hit me this weekend. <Fingers crossed>
If you’re interested in doing the whole30, I would recommend giving it a try. If anything, it’s great to know that you are in control of everything you are putting into your body. It’s also nice to know that I CAN go 12 days without sweets and live to tell the story. I will remember this (hopefully) next time I get those late night cravings for ice cream…
An today I leave with you some Whole30 humor…enjoy!
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The 5 Worst Recent Trends

The worst trends of 2013

Hello there, Lovelies!

I tried to like them, I really did…it’s just NOT going to happen for me.

The Top 5 Worst Trends of 2013 (thus far…)

  1. High waisted pants/shorts- Now, I’m not talking a little high….I’m talking those ones that go up to your ribs. Nothing about these is sexy in my opinion. Does no one remember middle school when we made fun of our teachers for having “flat butts” in these types of pants?!?! Yes, they look like that on you too! Especially if you are slim and already don’t have a butt!
  2. Paleo diets- OK, I’m going to get a lot of grief for this one….but, I love food. I’m sorry, but I just can’t do this caveman style stuff. If I don’t have my carbs, someone is going to get hurt…
  3. Leggings with pictures on them- Polka dots are fine with me, stripes are alright, lets just put patterns in an okay position….but the pictures. I’m sorry, what? Are those pictures of bones on your leggings, or did I form X-ray vision? It is also NOT okay to have Star Wars on your leggings…or Betty Boop….or the solar system…
  4. The bow hair style- Okay, just to start you off….I.Love.Bows. I will pretty much buy anything that has a bow on it. Then people started tying their hair in bows. First of all, that’s beyond hard and it will never look like the picture. Second, it looks….well in my opinion, dumb. If you want a bow in your hair, then tie one (or clip it) in. If we are being honest, does anyone else think it looks like a sock bun gone wrong? I’m sorry, I just can’t handle the bow made of hair…
  5. It was really hard for me to pick #5. I wanted it to be ombre hair to begin with because to me it just looks like you forgot to die your hair…but it just wasn’t terrible enough. In the end, I had to go with those MC Hammer pants aka harem pants. You know the ones…they’re REALLY baggy until they get to your lower leg and then they get really skinny. These do not flatter anyone on this earth. Ever. No excuses.

Now, you can feel free to disagree with me. I mean, that is your right as a human. But, this is my mouth I can say what I want to…..(don’t even get me started on Miley….)

Until tomorrow,
xox Megan