Sunday, 16 Jun 2024

We all have those days where everything just goes wrong or we don’t feel well or it’s just Monday and going back to bed sounds like heaven.  Days like that call for soup – but not just any soup – Miso Ramen Soup!  One bowl and your worries will be gone.  This stuff is powerful.  It’s amazing how good you feel after just one bowl!  Maybe it’s the fact that miso is bursting with health benefits.  Not only does it contain healthy doses of vitamin E, vitamin B12 and protein but it also has been shown to reduce the risk of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer.  Miso has a very alkalizing effect on the body and strengthens the immune system to combat infection. Its high antioxidant activity gives it anti-aging properties as well.  It’s the new ‘chicken soup’ for the soul!

I don’t eat a lot of soup in the summer but I like this one because it’s light yet flavorful. The sauerkraut adds a ton of flavor and since it’s added at the end and not cooked it keeps it’s beneficial raw live probiotic cultures intact. Happy belly, happy tastebuds, happy you.

On a recent trip to Native Foods Cafe it was a pretty cool night and I decided to try their soup of the day – Tortilla Soup.  Now, I can handle some spice with no problem but one bite and I thought my mouth was literally on fire.  My husband, who can eat a habanero and not even break a sweat, gave the soup a try and deemed it to be one of the best he had tasted.  He flattened the whole bowl in less than a minute and asked if I could try to make something similar at home.  I’m always up for challenge and I love creating new soup recipes.  I know he’s biased but my husband enjoyed this soup more than the original.  I love that the creaminess of this soup comes from heart healthy nuts and avocado.  This was a great addition to our weekly taco night!  Enjoy.