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Light, quick and easy to prepare, highly nutritious, and deliciously tasty.
There are two components to this meal: a mushroom miso soup to start, and a cold soba noodle salad to follow.

serves 2
Noodles
125g soba noodles
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

Dressing
125ml vegetable stock
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon mirin
1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
cracked pepper
pinch of Himalayan salt

Garnish
1 tablespoon dulse (seaweed flakes)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 handful coriander/cilantro, finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely sliced

Soup
1 tablespoon coconut oil (organic, unrefined, cold-pressed, unbleached)
1 handful shitake mushrooms
1 teaspoon miso paste (organic, fermented, non-GMO)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **

NOODLES: Combine all Dressing Ingredients in a small bowl and set to the side.
Cook the soba noodles in boiling water. As soon as noodles are cooked, drain, and rinse under cold running water to remove the starch. Place in a bowl and add the grapeseed oil. Toss to combine. Add the Dressing and sprinkle with all the Garnish Ingredients.

SOUP: Gently heat coconut oil in a pan. Add shitake mushrooms, a small splash of water, cracked pepper and salt and cook on a low heat for a few minutes. Remove from heat and put to the side.
Add filtered water to a small pot. Bring to boil and then take pot off the heat. Add miso paste and stir thoroughly to ensure that it dissolves. Add cooked mushrooms and sesame oil.

miso paste

NUTRITION NOTES: MISO

Although miso is usually made from soybeans, it can also be produced from rice, barley or wheat. Full of nutrients, beneficial bacteria and enzymes, miso provides: protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, vitamin K, tryptophan, choline, dietary fiber, linoleum acid, lecithin, zinc, manganese, and copper. Miso is renowned for helping to reduce the risk of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. Miso is very alkalizing and strengthening to the immune system helping to combat viral infections. High in antioxidants, miso protects from free radicals that cause signs of aging. Miso’s essential fatty acids helps to promote soft skin and a beautiful complexion.

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