Thursday, September 20, 2012

Miso Soup

A fantastically light, satisfying and healing soup for warming the digestive system.

6 cups bonito stock (dashi)
½ cup bonito flakes
5 inch piece of kombu
½ carrot sliced into half moons
½ cup daikon sliced into half moons
6 inch piece of wakame
1-2 scallions sliced
½ cup organic sprouted tofu chopped
¼ cup brown or red miso
Tamari to taste

To make stock:
Bring 6 cups water and a 5-inch piece of kombu to a boil. Boil for a couple of minutes then add bonito flakes, stir, remove from heat and strain.

Simmer bonito stock with carrot and daikon for 5-10 minutes. Soak wakame during this time. Chop and add to soup along with scallions and tofu. Simmer 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Dissolve miso in some stock and then add back to soup pot. Add tamari to taste.

Learn more about nourishing your Earth Element at "Indian Summer: Nourishing the Earth Element" an online class taught by Mentor, Dr. Thea Summer Deer at Wise Woman University.