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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Soup Sunday- Hungarian Mushroom Soup



Hungarian Mushroom Soup


"Work to become, not to acquire."- Confucius

Today's soup is one of my favorites, but I don't make it very often. It is a little rich to eat all the time because of the butter in the recipe.

The weather has stayed cold and snowy so it is still perfect soup weather.  This recipe only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish if you use pre-sliced mushrooms like I did.

I ate this right before my long run for the week, a 10 mile tempo run. I paired the soup with a romaine lettuce salad, homemade squash rolls baked that morning and jello with fruit.

Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup yellow onion chopped.
4 tablespoons butter
3 Cups (8 ounces) of sliced fresh mushrooms ( I used portabella, but experiment and even mix it up)
2 teaspoons dill weed
2 teaspoons paprika
4 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ( 14 ounce) cans beef broth
1 1/3 cup fat free half and half
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce


In a soup pot, heat butter, add onions and cook for 5 minutes, add mushrooms, dill weed, paprika, garlic and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are tender. Add beef broth, bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, blend half and half, flour, yogurt, lemon juice and soy sauce. Whisk in about 1/2 cup of the mushroom mixture. Then add all to soup pot.  Cook until the soup thickens.  Serves 8.


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Chris Wodke at National Duathlon Championship 2013


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 142 members in 28 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link

Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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