Making Perfecto Potato Onion Mushroom soup with an amazing trio of activists in Los Angeles, California with the Love Always Sanctuary Director, Nickie Mingarelli; American Idol‘s Top 24 Finalist and Organizer of Los Angeles Animal Save, Amy Jean Davis; & the Director/Producer of Earthlings and Unity, Shaun Monson!
Please email Governor Jerry Brown at: asking him to SIGN AB 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act right NOW – it’s critical! Please note the email listed here is the only email that reaches the governor’s desk directly. If AB 485 is signed into law, this act alone will save hundreds of thousands of animals from unnecessary euthanasia, due to lack of space in shelters, because then pet stores will only be able to sell animals coming from shelters and certified rescues.

Nickie’s Potato Mushroom Soup


  • 10 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 medium white onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp vegan chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 green onion or chives minced


  1. Peel and cube potatoes into one inch cubes.
  2. Rough cut both onions.
  3. Slice mushrooms
  4. Boil potato cubes until al denté (about 20 minutes) and set aside.
  5. Add diced onion, whole garlic cloves, and a pinch of black pepper to a a small amount of oil and caramelize over medium heat, stirring often.
  6. Remove from pan and set aside.
  7. Brown mushrooms in pan with a small amount of vegan butter and a pinch of black pepper and set aside.
  8. Place 1 cup of the cooked potatoes 1 cup of soy milk and the caramelized onions and garlic in a high speed blender such as a Vita Mix.
  9. Blend until creamy (about 1 minute) and add the blended mixture back into the soup pot with the remaining cubed potatoes, soy milk, vegan chicken bouillon, wine, and the browned mushrooms.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper and simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  11. Serve in a sourdough bread bowl and top with minced green onions or chives.

From left to right:  Amy Jean Davis, Nickie Mingarelli and Shaun Monson with Levoy, Nickie’s rescued chihuahua from the Carson Animal Shelter and of course the delicious Potato Mushroom Soup from today.
Levoy, the dog in this video, (<<– click here) became the face of AB 485! In a miraculous turn of events, Levoy was rescued just in the nick of time, by Love Always Sanctuary at the very moment the bill was passing the California State Senate! Thanks to Nickie Mingarelli for saving Levoy’s life! He is a living, breathing example of all the healthy, adoptable dogs who will be able to live if Governor Brown signs AB 485 into law. Please email Governor Jerry Brown at: asking him to PLEASE SIGN AB 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act right NOW – it’s critical! 
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Nickie’s Potato Mushroom Soup

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Nickie’s Potato Mushroom Soup

Newest Rescued Residents at Love Always Sanctuary, two adorable pigs who will be loved and live out their lives in peace