The best food stories are the kind that keep getting told.
Recipes that are discovered by one individual and then made, eaten, loved and then finally shared with others. Some of the best food stories have gone on to be experienced by 100’s, if not probably 1000’s of people.
This week’s recipe is one of those food stories.
It has been discovered and rediscovered by many through one of my teachers at the Natural Gourmet Institute, Chef Elliot Prag. Chef Elliot has a long history with macrobiotic food. After eating and studying macrobiotic for years as well as attending the Kushi Institute in Boston, I would consider him an expert.
Macrobiotic cooking was first introduced to me in culinary school. Being that my background is strongly rooted in cellular cleansing, I looked at macrobiotic food as a great accompaniment to cleansing food. In that it keeps the body balanced, but doesn’t necessarily cleanse the body too quickly.
Macrobiotic food is perfect to mix in with a vegan, raw, or veggie centric diet when your immunity and/or the outside temperature is low. Even though Macrobiotic food isn’t exactly in style anymore I hope that we can rediscover its benefits and bring them into the 2000’s. Not everything should be left in the seventies (the last time I heard Macro was popular).
On to the recipe. Traditional, well prepared Miso Soup is like Penicillin or Green Juice. It gives you exactly what you need when you need it and leaving you satisfied. Miso Soup is also very good for people who need to heal their digestive systems, but are too sensitive for raw fruits and vegetables at any given time.
Miso is a cultured food filled with good bacteria for the gut. Although if the Miso is heated past boiling point the heat will kill off the good flora. So it is important to mix in the Miso Paste after the soup is finished cooking and has cooled slightly. When reheating as a left over always gently bring up the heat don’t boil :).
You can see the original recipe posted here: https://naturalgourmetinstitute.com/chef-elliott-prags-famous-miso-soup/