Shiitake Broth with Soba Noodles

This is such a delicious and comforting meal AND super good for you. These miracle mushrooms, calm the nervous system and relax you making for a sound night’s sleep. As well as a great source of B and D vitamins, studies show that they have natural antiviral and immunity-boosting properties and they break down saturated fats.


3-4 dried shiitake mushrooms – dried, organic and from Japan
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
1-2 tablespoons of Shoyu – organic
Seaweed- a few strips of Wakame
Organic Soba Noodles
1 teaspoon of grated ginger


Put 2 cups of water into a bowl of hot water.
Add a few strips of wakame to rehydrate it.

Put 6 cups of water into pot and heat it.
Add 3-4 shiitake mushrooms to the pot.

Take the wakame out of its soaking water. Using scissors cut it up into 2 cm pieces and trim away the spines.
Add the wakame and its soaking water to the pot with the mushrooms.
Add the ginger to the pot.

Simmer for 30 minutes.
Scoop the mushrooms out ; slice them and throw away the stems.
Return them to the pot.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of shoyu taking care to taste it as shoyu can be a very strong taste.

Soba Noodles

Bring a pot of water to the boil.
Add 1 teaspoon of seal salt
Add the noodles. ( They are supplied in bunches and one bunch is more than enough for just one person)
Bring back to the boil and add a cup of cold water. Bring it back to the boil.
Repeat this twice more: adding cold water to the boiling water,
Strain the noodles. Keep the water as this can be used as stock.
Divide the noodles between bowls of the shiitake broth.
Serve with steamed broccoli or broccolini.

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