I left out the shitake mushrooms only because I forgot to buy them from the grocery store. I also didn’t have lemon pepper so I used 1 tsp pepper and 1 tsp lemon juice. According to the directions, this is all about simmering, no boiling. I flirted with that line a few times, but I think I succeeded.
I’m more used to a creamy type mushrooms soup, so I really liked how this was flavored differently than what I’m used to. Ellie devoured it, and Aya loved it as well. I served it with a salad and open-faced spinach and caramelized onion sandwiches. We just ate them all before I could take photos. This was a great filling dinner.