I went on a bike ride today and foraged a wild mushroom commonly known as “chicken of the woods”. This orange fungus grows on hardwood trees like oak or willow. It has a lemony, meaty taste and can be cooked like chicken. Although it can be fried I like it cooked in soups, as frying would absorb a lot of oil (like aubergines). This fungus eats cancerous cells and is an excellent source of protein!
In my soup, for 2 servings I have included the following:
1 cup chicken of the woods, chopped
½ cup red lentil
½ leek, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 tbsp hemp oil/ extra virgin olive oil/ coconut oil/ flax oil
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp Himalayan salt or best quality sea salt
1tsp whole cumin
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 cups of of water
Place red lentil and cover with water. Add the spices and oil. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10min. add the chopped vegetables. Simmer for another 15min. until the vegetables and lentil are soft. Enjoy!