Shiitake Mushroom Seaweed Soup

Try this delicious combination of seaweed and shiitake mushrooms to add an extra boost of minerals to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes 

  • 6 whole dried medium shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 cups warm water
  • 4 medium-sized pieces wakame seaweed
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and sliced thin
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 2 TBS dry vegetable stock powder
  • 2 TBS chopped dulse seaweed
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 3 TBS minced scallion greens for garnish
  • salt and white pepper to taste
 

Directions:

  1. Rinse mushrooms and wakame and soak in 2 cups of warm water for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Save water.
  2. Heat 1 TBS mushroom-seaweed water in medium-sized soup pot. Add onion and Healthy Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute.
  3. When mushrooms and wakame are soft, slice the mushrooms thin and chop the seaweed. Cut out stems when slicing mushrooms and discard. Add to soup pot along with soaking water, and 4 more cups of water and dry vegetable stock. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  4. Add dulse.
  5. Once it returns to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. Season with soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add minced scallion and serve.

Serves 4

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Authored by: Ruth Curran

Ruth Curran, MS Brain Function  With over twenty-five years of expertise as a strategist, business development executive, and organizational behaviorist, Ms. Curran has developed a reputation as an exceptional business and personal development coach.  Ms. Curran’s passion and area of intense study and exploration has been the connection between the brain and daily functioning. This passion spurred her latest project, www.craniumcrunches.com, a photo-based series of thinking puzzles and games that help work around the effects of age, disease, or injury (TBI) on cognitive functioning and quality of life. Ms. Curran’s primary focus is on using a wide variety of games and “play” – those that inspire players to imagine, use strategies, and focus to succeed -- as a path to better thinking, better functioning, and better quality of life.

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