I am sick and have no energy and there are so many fun Halloween things I want to try in the kitchen and I am getting super frustrated! I wish I could make My Super Immunity Soup but right now I just do not have the energy. I usually make it right as a cold is coming on when I still can stand for more than a few minutes but I have to get better so I made a much faster and easier version for all us fighting the flu!
There are a lot of things you can omit when you make a soup for health reasons but garlic and onions are essential. They are immunity boosters so I cut up one small onion and three garlic cloves and sauteed them for one minute.
Then I added whatever I had in the fridge: 1 carrot diced, some sliced mushrooms, 1 small zucchini diced, kale frozen in my freezer and tons and tons of ginger. You must use ginger, in fact I took a whole chunk of it and just let it do its magic in the soup. Normally I would season with salt but I only added pepper, miso has a lot of salt in it.
Put in enough boxed broth to make a couple of portions of soup. I brought it up to a boil and then turned down the heat and let it simmer. Because there is no protein, I boiled some high protein udon noodles. By the time they were done, the soup was ready to put together.
I took some red miso and put it on the bottom of the soup bowl and added some of the broth. Using a spoon I gradually broke down the paste to incorporate it into the broth. Then I added the soup and finished with the noodles.
So good! Even though I am sick I could still taste it! This took me 25 minutes at the most to make and I even got to rest while the noodles were cooking and the soup was simmering. I hope that if you are sick you manage to make this soup so we can get healthy and back to having fun in our kitchens together!