As menstruating women, we crave comfort during our periods, the menstrual phase of our cycle. Warming soups and stews are an easy way to support your menstrual flow and provide the comfort you seek.
This ramen dish will support re-mineralization, hydration, and restoration of the blood, all of which are important at this time of the month. The addition of fresh ginger adds flavour and soothes digestion.
Even better – its ready in less than 30 minutes and (as soups do) keeps well for seconds the following day.
Miso Mushroom Buckwheat Ramen
*vegan with gluten-free (gf) options
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp organic miso paste (white)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 6 cups vegetable or vegan chicken-free broth
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce (tamari for gf option)
- ¼ cup dried wakame (dried, edible seaweed) or seaweed of choice
- 3 cups mushrooms of choice, sliced
- 3 cups greens, kailan or bok choy, roughly chopped
- 1 cup edamame, cooked and pods removed
- freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces buckwheat noodles (check ingredients for gf – buckwheat is a naturally gf grain, but some brands add wheat)
- 4 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Heat sesame oil in a medium-large saucepan over medium high heat and add garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant.
- Add broth, and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add mushrooms, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes (a good time to start boiling the water for noodles). Add greens and cook an additional 3 minutes until mushrooms are golden brown and greens are soft. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a small cup, spoon in a couple tablespoons of broth. Stir in miso paste until well blended (no lumps) and pour back into broth. Also add soy sauce, wakame, and edamame to the broth mixture and set aside.
- In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook buckwheat noodles, stirring occasionally, until al dente.
- Drain noodles and divide between 4 bowls.
- Meanwhile, simmer the reserved broth.
- Divide the broth between the bowls and top with mushrooms and greens mix, green onions, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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