Creamy Mushroom Bacon Soup

Vegan and Gluten Free Possible
Cost: $11.25

Yesterday was officially the first day of Spring, which was kind of perfect because it was also the day my tulips decided to bloom! I couldn't wait to see what colors they would be since I had no idea what I planted.  Last fall I let my then 10 month old pick out different bulbs at our local garden nursery so I literally had no idea what I was getting!  So far we have one light pink, one white, and one bright red tulip, each a different variety or species.  I can't wait to see the rest!

But typical to Spring, especially in the Pacific Northwest, each day can vary drastically as we make our way towards summer.  So I decided to make a warm comforting soup to help cope with the week of cold rainy weather we have ahead of us!  

There are a couple things I love about this soup.  1.) It is so flavorful and rich that you would think you were eating one of those thick chowder type soups that is so delicious and comforting but you know in the back of your mind is so unhealthy. 2.) This soup IS so healthy!  I did a quick calorie count, and there are approximately 200 calories per serving!  

To those of you who live in the NorthEast who are getting hit with another winter storm right now, this one is for you!  Give this recipe a try and stay warm!