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Homemade Miso Soup

"Only the pure of heart can make good soup."

- Beethoven

Homemade Miso Soup

This warming tri-doshic soup is ideal for winter to warm your belly and boost digestion on a cold winter's day.

High in protein, digestive enzymes and anti-oxidants, miso is considered to be a miracle food by many nutritionists. There are also many studies showing that a variety of health conditions -- including heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol -- which can be treated with one bowl of miso soup per day.

Miso soup is inexpensive, nutritious, delicious and quick to make. Serve with a side of short grain rice, steamed greens and a little tamari and gomasio.

Homemade Miso Soup

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings


  • 4 cups purified water

  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced

  • ½-inch fresh ginger root, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/4 cup packed sea palm, arame or wild nori

  • 1/4 cup miso paste, any organic and soy-free variety (like adzuki bean or chickpea)

  • 2 whole green onions, minced

  • 4 tablespoons shredded daikon radish

  • optional: organic tofu, cubed


Put the water, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add the sea palm or seaweed (and tofu, if using), cover and lower heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the miso paste until it dissolves. Add the green onions and top each serving with a Tablespoon of shredded daikon radish.

About the Author

Briya (Rachel) Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.

Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a practical exploration of the fundamentals of the science of self-healing.

Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at


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