Miso Soup for the Soul ~ for those times in your life when all you need is simple, healing foods. Miso soup is not always colorful or photogenic yet it’s amazingly rich in minerals and vitamins and reigns supreme in antioxidants. This miso bowl has a dashi broth base and is full of cremini mushrooms, carrots, bok-choy, ginger, organic tofu, and seasoned with black sesame seeds, almond butterm but you can add pretty much anything you want following the basic recipe. Miso is a beautiful seasoning made from fermented beans, grains or rice. This simple seasoning contains enzyme-rich compounds that are effective in detoxifying and eliminating industrial pollution, radioactivity and artificial chemicals from the soil and food system from your body. It has been used for centuries in asian cultures as a form of probiotics, to strengthen the immune system, and to provide beneficial B12. Miso is very healing! you can eat miso soup every day, even a few times a day! This soup is a hearty version of typical miso and can be eaten as a stand alone meal during times of healing.
- 1/2 cupped chopped onion or spring greens
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon peeled and minced ginger
- 3/4 cup cubed tofu
- 1 cup chopped bok choy or other leafy green
- 3-4 cups vegetable broth or filtered water
- 3-4 tablespoons light miso
- 2 tablespoons almond butter or other nut butter
- salt + pepper to taste
Heat a soup pan to medium high hear while dicing onions. Add olive oil, then add onions. Cook for 3 minutes then add carrots and mushrooms. Cook 3 more minutes. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 30 seconds then add tofu, bok choy or other leafy greens, cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add water or broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook 7 minutes. Meanwhile in a heat proof bowl, add miso and almond butter. Once broth is boiling add a few tablespoons to miso/butter mixture and stir to combine. Once the soup is done cooking, remove from heat and add the miso/butter mixture. Stir and serve. Serve with brown rice for added fiber.