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Simple Healing Broth and Super Noodles

by Gemma Ogston from The Healing Cookbook

The perfect recipe to help you bounce back after an illness, this flavour-packed miso broth is brimming with veg, tofu and noodles.

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This is my ultimate go-to comfort soup that I make whenever I’ve been ill or am just feeling a bit low and out of sorts. It instantly makes me feel better – and is so simple to make. Miso is full of probiotics to give your gut health a helping hand if you’ve been experiencing nausea or digestive issues, and if you’ve been sweating out a fever, the saltiness will help replace those lost electrolytes. If your appetite isn’t quite there yet, leave out the noodles, tofu and spinach; the simple light broth will help soothe your stressed-out system.

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1 tbsp miso paste (I like white miso)
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp sesame oil (or any other oil will do)
100g mushrooms, washed and sliced (I like shiitake)
3 carrots, washed, peeled and sliced
2 heads of pak choi, chopped
2 spring onions, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 ltr water
2 x 90g packs of dried super noodles
50g spinach, washed and sliced
50g tofu, cubed


Mix the miso paste in a little hot water until dissolved. Set aside.

Sauté the garlic in the oil in a pan over a medium heat for about 2 minutes or until soft.

Add the mushrooms, carrots, pak choi, spring onions, and soy sauce to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft.

Add the water and bring to the boil.

If you are having noodles, add them now and cook for 2 minutes. Add the spinach and tofu at this point too. Serve hot.


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