The new ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ in terms of healing when your sick. Garlic, miso and greens are all super foods to help maintain and restore your body’s immune system. Enjoy this often as preventive medicine!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Remove most outer layer of skin from bulbs of garlic, leaving the most inner layer so they will stay together. Cut off the tops of the garlic bulbs. Place bulbs cut side up on a piece of tin foil large enough to fold over and close tight at the top when done. Drizzle one tablespoon olive oil over each bulb. Close the tin foil by folding up the edges and squeezing them together at the top and fold over, or bring up the sides and fold over while pinching and folding the ends. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
In large pot, squeeze garlic bulbs into the pan and mush it a bit with the back of a wooden spoon. Add liquids, turn heat to medium. Add your miso and stir to incorporate the paste. Once broth has warmed for about 20 minutes, add in greens and let wilt. Serve with a slice of lemon and a pinch of red pepper flakes. I topped mine with a few colorful purple micro greens.
If using tofu, add in after adding the miso paste. Use soft or firm tofu that has been pressed to remove excess moisture. To press you can either use your palms by using paper towels in between to soak up the moisture. Or place the tofu under a somewhat heavy book with paper towels on each side of the tofu for 10 minutes or so.
If staying away from soy, try using brown rice or chickpea miso.
Adding wakame (seaweed) as your green would also add great nutrition. Seaweed is full of essential minerals and vitamins that the body needs. You can find wakame dehydrated so it will last in the pantry a long time. Simply crumble some in your soup, wait a few minutes and it will add lots of valuable trace minerals. Here is a site that offers a bit of information and many recipes using wakame: Wakame: Health & Healing from the Sea
Great for the mind, body and soul…Enjoy!