Yuck! The aches and pains, runny nose, scratchy throat, coughing, sneezing, and pure exhaustion of a cold or the flu. You just want to hide under the covers and disappear for awhile. A cold is irritating to say the least and the flu--it can stop you in your tracks for a week, sometimes longer.
The good old fashioned remedy? Chicken Soup! We cook it ourselves, we open a can, or if we are lucky enough, someone brings us over a large pot of delicious, homemade stuff the minute they learn we are sick. Grandma swears by its healing properties and abilities to cure anything.
I have been a vegan for years so I don't do chicken soup (much to my mother's dismay). I rarely get sick but when I do, I reach for Miso Soup. Miso soup is a simple broth made from filtered water, a few root vegetables, and miso paste. Miso is usually made from fermented soybeans and then ground into a buttery textured paste. Miso can also be made with added barley, rice, or wheat to aid in the fermenting process.
You will always find Miso Soup on the menu at any Japanese restaurant but is very simple to make at home, too. Here is a delicious and wonderfully healing recipe for Kale Almond Butter Red Miso Soup. The almond butter lends a slight richness to the soup, a delightful nutty flavor, and extra protein. You can make it ahead of time and gently reheat it (don't allow it to boil when reheating).
The next time you are under the weather, take the day off, wrap your warmest, fluffiest comforter around you, and sit and sip this soup. I promise you will feel so much better.
This is so Cynfully Good......