Not all days can be great. That is just a fact of life.
Thankfully, in most cases, we have the opportunity to try again the next day.
My favorite thing to do when life is a mess is cook. I aspire to make beautiful, healing dishes. My newest concoction is good for your body and mind. Healing Miso Soup. There are two steps to this recipe.
Step 1: Broth.
Choose your base - beef, chicken, vegetable
If making vegetable broth you can just throw all your vegetable scraps into a pot with water and cook on the stove top for an hour.
I will use my chicken broth recipe here but whatever your meat base is the process will be about the same.
You’ll need a crock-pot
Once you have your broth you can continue with the soup recipe.
Step 2: Healing Miso Soup
Directions: In a saucepan saute celery, carrots, onions, and garlic in butter or coconut oil. Once softened but still vibrant with color add broth, miso, fish sauce, sherry, soy sauce. Bring to a slow simmer. Add in garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
While the broth simmers chop kale, cilantro, and green onions. Keep the kale separate.
Add in rice noodles and kale, continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
Now comes the tricky bit. Bring the soup back to a boil. Once boiling, crack each egg into the soup. The easiest way to do this is to put the eggs as close to the sides as possible. I try to put mine on top of some of the kale to keep it from sinking. Now don’t touch anything and just put a lid on the soup for three minutes.
Once three minutes are up turn off the heat and remove the lid.
Prep two bowls and two spoons.
Take a big serving spoon and carefully spoon out the eggs, one for each bowl. Fill the bowls with the rest of the soup and noodles. Top with green onions, cilantro, and a small squirt of soy sauce.
Feel free to be creative with this recipe. With cold weather right around the corner I believe I will be making this quite often.
Let me know if you give it a try.