Ichiju-issai is a Japanese term that was born during the Kamakura period (1185-1333) to describe the minimum balanced meal in Japanese food culture. It includes rice (which is considered the base of the meal), a bowl of miso soup, and a side dish. The ichiju-issai style of preparing food became common among the samurai society, giving birth to the custom of serving miso soup with everyday meals.
Since then miso has become more versatile, it can be used as a condiment as well as a soup. It’s delicious with roasted vegetables, on toast or in a salad dressing.
Incorporating miso in your diet on a daily basis, fights inflammation and improves gut health. Being a fermented food, it provides an array of enzymes and probiotics helping balance your gut flora. Miso also contains lots of B vitamins that nourish your nervous system and are required for breaking down food to usable energy for the body. All in all, miso is packed with nutrients and helps to gut it many ways.
2 tsp Carwari Miso Paste
2 shallots chopped
1 tsp Power Super Foods Nori Flakes
¼ cup Nutrisoy Plain Tofu
Dissolve miso in warm water and set aside. Combine broth with 2 cups of water and heat to low simmer. Add onion and tofu and cook for a few minutes. Remove from heat and stir in miso and nori.
Enjoy as a meal or a side dish to help absorb all the nutrients from your dinner.
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