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Healing herbal shiitake mushroom soup recipe

  • Andreea Mocanu
    Andreea Mocanu

    Andreea Mocanu is a multidisciplinary health-focused chef, trained in neuro-somatic therapy and breathwork. After suffering from an eating disorder in her 20’s she was called to study nutrition and deepen her understanding between the mind and body and also trained in eating psychology. Now she shares deliciously nutritious food at retreats and health-centred restaurants, and is a coach to facilitate people’s healing and wellbeing.

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Medicinal fungi can be incorporated into delicious meals for all of the family. Enjoy this tasty shiitake mushroom soup recipe.

Healing herbal shiitake mushroom soup recipe
Healing herbal shiitake mushroom soup

One of the wonderful things about medicinal plants and fungi is that they can be incorporated into our diet, and can really enrich our health. Delicious food can be both nourishing and enjoyable, and this article shares with you a simple mushroom broth recipe you can enjoy at home with some of the benefits of the ingredients shared below.

Level of difficulty: Easy (and freezer friendly)
Time to make: 5 mins (prep time), 20 – 25 mins cooking time

Ingredients:

  • 3 strips small kombu 
  • 2 sage leafs 
  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms 
  • 1⁄4 tsp sesame oil 
  • 1.5l water 
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 clove of garlic 
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated 
  • Pinch of pepper

Method:

  1. Soak the shiitake mushroom in 1.5l of water for at least an hour or until the inside is fully rehydrated. 
  2. Keep the soaking water for cooking. Add tamari and a pinch of pepper. Stir well. 
  3. In a pot, add the shiitake water the shiitake was soaked in, kombu, shiitake mushrooms, grated garlic and ginger.
  4. Turn the heat on high and bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to simmer for about 20 mins. 
  5. Slice the kombu thinly into strips when it is soft and cooked through, then put it back in the soup. 
  6. Turn the heat off. 
  7. Finely slice the sage leaves into small strips and add them on top of the soup as a garnish. 
  8. Let it infuse for 10 minutes. 
  9. Serve. 
Andreea Mocanu

Andreea Mocanu is a multidisciplinary health-focused chef, trained in neuro-somatic therapy and breathwork. After suffering from an eating disorder in her 20’s she was called to study nutrition... Read more

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