RECIPE: Sprouted Lentil & Mushroom Miso Ramen

Soup rocks in Winter! And what's best about this miso is that it's nutritionally balanced, it's good for the gut, and helps boost the immune system too! Absolutely perfect for Winter!

Miso paste can be hit and miss. I prefer white miso, just make sure that it's vegan and doesn't have katsuobushi dashi added to it. Katsuobushi dashi contains fish. I prefer buckwheat ramen over wheat ramen because it's one of the only grains/pseudograins that contains phytase - phytase is the enzyme that is missing from our gut. We need phytase to help breakdown phytic acid, which is present in grains, seeds and nuts. It's also gluten-free, and contains good levels of all of the amino acids. Zoodles also go great with this dish!

Ingredients


2 cloves garlic

2 tbsp grated ginger

2 tbsp white miso paste

Approx 1 - 1.5lt of filtered water

Pinch of pink Himalayan salt OR a dash of tamari sauce

Preferred oil to cook with


Buckwheat ramen noodles OR zoodles


1 - 2 cups sprouted lentils


Toppings like sauteed bok choy, carrots and zucchini, shiitake & enoki mushrooms, shallots and chilli, and hemp seeds.



Method

To a hot saucepan, add oil, garlic, ginger and miso paste. Heat and then add water and salt/tamari. Bring to the boil and simmer.


Prepare the noodles. Cook the noodles according to instructions, or use zucchinis to make zoodles.