Ok this is a standby dinner for hubby and me – its very adaptable, packed with nutrients and ready in 10 minutes. Feels like comfort food at its best but does so much good for you – you feel positively saintly after slurping down a big bowl of this for dinner…
Here’s what you need –
Miso paste (i use an organic white miso usually, but you can try different ones out and see what you prefer) – tonight I used barley miso which was yum
Soy or I prefer tamari sauce
Lots of vegies – carrot, onion, broccolini, asian greens (bok choy or pak choy) are regular features in mine – you can also use some cherry tomatoes and shitake mushrooms (the mushrooms usually have to soak for 30 mins though so I rarely use them unless i am planning ahead!)
Noodles – my favourite for this is udon noodles or ramen noodles, but use whatever you like best
Protein- my favourite is some tofu, cubed – but chicken is also good
Here’s what you do:
Finely cut veggies (just stalks of broccoli and not the asian greens) and cook for a minute or so in some sesame oil
Add 2.5 cups water per adult (about 1 cup for kids) and a small splash of soy/tamari
Cook this as a stock for about 5 mins
Add miso paste (couple of tablespoons) and the tofu, remaining veg and noodles
Bring to simmer again and then cook 3 mins
Serve in big asian soup bowls
This is a fabulous, quick and healthy dinner and you’ll feel great eating it!
Some of the health benefits include:
MISO – a soy fermented product. Sources claim this lowers ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, has benefits for the skin and digestion and also contains many vitamins and antioxidants. As it is a fermented product it can also aid digestion and build immunity.
TOFU – a very low fat protein
BROCCOLINI – high in potassium which is great for your brain! Also high in potassium and vitamin C.
CARROTS – aside from helping you see in the dark (!) very high in vitamin C and A.