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Mi-so Healthy: Miso Soup Recipe for Health & Healing

By June Soyka Cook

As cold/flu symptoms surface this winter, we suggest miso soup to maintain good health and to recover from ill health. Miso soup has long been known for its healing effects. A smooth and dark puree, miso is made from soybeans and has many health benefits. Miso soup is even thought to deter cancer cells from multiplying. This recipe also includes shitake mushrooms and seaweed, both considered powerful immune system boosters. One teaspoon of seaweed daily is said to boost the immune system. If you're feeling under the weather, you might want to muster the energy to make this miso soup recipe yourself. Trust your body to guide you to the nutrients it needs for healing and health. (For printable version click here: miso soup recipe.)

Miso Soup Recipe (Serves 2)

4 cups water
1-2 cups chopped organic vegetables
(Choose organic vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, scallions, celery, onions, bochoy, daikon. Vary vegetables each time. Include leafy greens often.)
1.5 tablespoons of dark organic barley miso
Firm tofu (dice into ½ inch cubes)
3-inch piece dried wakame seaweed (found in most health food stores)
2 shitake mushrooms - organic dried. Can pre-soak per package instructions.

1) Make miso soup recipe stock
Boil the water in a small pot. Add chopped vegetables and mushrooms to boiling water. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 8-15 minutes depending on the vegetables used). After vegetables have simmered for about 5 minutes, place a ¼ cup hot vegetable broth from the pot in a separate bowl. Add miso to bowl and mix until miso becomes a wet paste. Add tofu to bowl of miso mixture and set bowl aside until vegetables are tender. Tear seaweed into small pieces and add to the pot.

2) Complete the miso soup recipe
When vegetables are tender, add the miso mixture from the bowl to the pot. Let stand for 3 - 4 minutes. Donít heat miso on high heat, as it will kill the living microorganisms that aid in digestion and healing.

Remember making this healing soup is intuitive. You can try more or less miso and different vegetable combinations. Honor your body's wisdom as you experiment with this miso soup recipe. Enjoy this healing soup.

June Cook is the founder of Self-Healing Expressions, provider of holistic email courses. The site offers The Healing Power of Food: Conscious Eating, a nutrition course with printable recipes by Julianne Koritz, a registered, licensed dietitian.

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