It's been a while since I've made a miso soup but I was sorely lacking in groceries the other day and a friend was feeling ill so I was inspired to make a simple and healthifying soup.
It's been a while since I've done a raw cleanse, but I'm still of the mind that the less cooking one does to a food, the more unadulterated the nutrients.
makes 2 large servings
1 carrot, peeled and sliced into coins
1/3 cup peas (I didn't have any other protein and they kind of look like edamame)
large pinch of seaweed: wakame, hijiki, arame, etc.
1/2 inch chunk of ginger, peeled + sliced
About 2 tsp pinch of red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp anise seeds
1 cup mushrooms, sliced (I used fresh button mushrooms, rather than
dried shiitake like I usually do, mostly because I wanted to use them
2 TBS mellow miso paste
Boil water. Prepare vegetables and place in a large container. Pour enough boiling water over vegetables (minus mushrooms), seaweed and spices to cover. For me this was about 2 cups of water. Let sit about 5 minutes and add mushrooms. Let sit 5 more minutes.
In the meantime, prepare miso paste with enough water to blend into a thick liquid. Pour vegetables with broth equally into two bowls and divide miso liquid between them.
Obviously this is totally easy to adapt to taste, or to use up what you have. I wish I'd had spinach or broccoli to add. Edamame would have been more traditional than peas. Some people don't like anise. Some people need less spice. Noodles would have made this a more filling meal. But my only goal with this soup was to make my friend feel better, thus - heavy on the healing spices and as veggie heavy as it could be... without having to go shopping. I would do anything for a friend, but I won't do that.