Thursday, July 8, 2010

What could be better than soup? Macrobiotic Soup.

This is a "if it's in the fridge, throw it in the soup pot" kind of recipe. It tastes yum and has lots of vitamins and minerals guaranteed to help your body's immune system.
finely slice one leek,
mince 1 clove of garlic,
finely dice one carrot, one stick of celery and half a cup of daikon.
Fry these for about 5 mins in a saucepan over medium heat in 1 T of oil, stirring regularly.
Add 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
1 small handful of corn
1 small handful of peas, and a small pinch of sea salt.
Add enough water to cover the vegetables.
Add a small handful of barley and some chopped mochi.
Also, add two whole shittake mushrooms. Pop in two Tablespoons of soy sauce.
Bring the soup to the boil. Then allow to simmer, lid on for about half an hour, or until the vegetables are cooked. Take out the shittake mushrooms. Lop off the stalk and thinly slice the base. Add it back to the soup.

This is a really simple recipe that is light on salt and incredibly versatile. You can substitue any of the ingredients and still come up with something tasty. It's hard to mess up a soup. I just love it.

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