Wow Melbourne, how cold! After 6 months of tropical heat, this is more than a shock to the system… So, this ginger miso soup is all things warm and cosy – green chili, fresh corn, wakame and coriander.

Healing Ingredients:

Ginger: In my mind, ginger fixes pretty much anything. But medicinally, it is best known as a digestive aid. Use ginger in your cooking to aid your body in the processing of processed or heavy foods.

Wakame:: The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight loss. Because of its high nutritional value, wakame is really useful in detoxification programs.

Coriander: Another digestive aid, coriander assists the stomach to settle and calm. It also acts as a binding agent – binding heavy metals like mercury and assisting the body to expel all toxins deposited by these metals.Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

Dark sesame oil

2 fresh cobs of corn – remove corn from the ears

1 small brown onion, diced

1 thumb sized chunk of ginger, diced

2 cloves of garlic, diced

1 green chili, diced (with seeds if you are partial to heat)

1 cup fresh green peas

1 cup cauliflower, diced

1 handful dried wakame

3 tablespoons white bean miso paste

2 1/2 cups of boiling water

Handful parsley, to serve

Handful coriander, to serve

Gomasio, to serve.

Method:

Heat sesame oil in a pot.

Add onion, garlic, corn & chili – stir frequently at medium/high heat until onion is clear.

Add peas and cauliflower.

In a separate bowl, combine wakame, hot water and miso paste.

Add to pot, cook until combined.

Allow to cool. Serve with fresh herbs and a sprinkle of Gomasio.

Enjoy! J x