Gwinganna Gourmet Mushroom and Macadamia Soup

Gwinganna Gourmet Mushroom and Macadamia Soup
Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Editor

Jun 09, 2024

Gwinganna Gourmet – the cookbook by the lifestyle retreat of the same name – is a celebration of wellness and gastronomy. Featuring over 50 thoughtfully crafted recipes, this tome invites you to explore vibrant salads, comforting soups, and nourishing plant and meat-based dishes. Inspired by the lush organic gardens of Queensland’s Tallebudgera Valley, each recipe reflects Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat’s commitment to holistic well-being. Including this Winter-warming mushroom and macadamia Soup.


1 tsp olive oil

½ large brown onion, diced 1 small clove garlic, minced

½ tsp ginger, grated

2 cups button mushrooms, chopped

3 Swiss Brown mushrooms, chopped

100g macadamia nuts

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp salt

1 litre rice milk


 In a large saucepan heat oil, add garlic, onion and ginger and saute until translucent, about 7 minutes.

Add chopped mushrooms and macadamias and cook until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in spices and cook for 1 minute, then add the rice milk.

Bring to a boil then, reduce heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then transfer to a high-speed blender and puree to a fine consistency.

Divide into serving bowls and garnish with dried oyster mushroom, cracked black pepper, a drizzle of parsley oil and a swirl of cashew cream.

Gwinganna Gourmet is available at Gwinganna’s online shop,


By Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Editor

Marie-Antoinette Issa is the Lifestyle Editor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She has worked across news and women's lifestyle magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Madison, Concrete Playground, The Urban List and Daily Mail, I Quit Sugar and Huffington Post.



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