This vegan cream of mushroom soup (Minimalist Baker) is an ideal homemade alternative, if you miss the old version that is not plant-based. Made with cremini or white button mushrooms, the recipe also adds in shallot, garlic, salt, pepper, stock and plant milk, with a pinch of spice. Keep this recipe away from pets, due to toxic ingredients like mushrooms and nutmeg.
Mushrooms are easy to find and cheap to buy, just use on the same day you buy them, and only wash just before use. They are also packed with nutrients, and you can use this recipe like ‘condensed soup’ to use in other recipes. Or just enjoy as is for a tasty lunch with a roll. Don’t give leftover crusty bread or croutons/crackers to garden birds/wildfowl, it can choke them (buttered bread can also smear on feathers, affecting waterproofing/insulation).