Sesame noodle soup from Jolly Allotment
Sesame noodle soup - feeds two people.
The best way to repair or maintain the gut lining is to eat foods containing Bone Broth. Connective tissue from bones contains amino acid glutamine that helps tighten the gut lining and bone contains 17 easily absorbed minerals such and calcium, collegen and magnesium all vital for the repair of human tissue. Good quality home made bone broth is the best way to maintain repair the health of your gut lining. I drink it as it is and add it to soups stews pasta dishes just about everything. You can make a vegan broth by adding powdered collegen but it is not as powerful and here at Jolly Allotment we are all about real unprocessed food.
1 litre of good quality homemade bone broth or vegan broth. (Find Jolly Allotments Bone Broth Recipe is here)
1 carrot thinly - sliced
1/2 chilli red or green - thinly sliced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 x crushed garlic clove
2 tbs toasted sesame oil
4 spring onions finely chopped
A small bunch pac choi
A handful of shiitake mushrooms
Black rice noodles - pre cooked 2 portions. (we like king soba noodles)
A dash of GF fish sauce or black rice vinegar (use ACV if you don't have these)
Black pepper to season
1 tbs black same seeds - toasted
Gently fry the spring onion, carrot, ginger, garlic, chilli in the sesame oil for 2 minutes.
Add the shiitake mushrooms and fry for two minutes.
Add the bone broth bring to the boil and simmer until the mushrooms are cooked
Add a dash of GF fish sauce or black rice vinegar (use ACV if you don't have these)
Pre cooked noodles GF rice noodles or buckwheat and sweet potato noodles according to the instructions. I recommend cooking them in advance and as soon as they are ready plunge them in cold water and put to one side until ready to serve. Place the noodles in a bowl with the chopped Pack choi poor over the hot broth.
Garnish with seaweed or Cavalo Nero, add black pepper to taste and the toasted sesame seeds. If not using fish sauce you may want to add a pinch of salt.
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