Happy Miso Salad-Soup


Happy Miso Salad-Soup is a template for a combination of food that works beautifully to create stable blood sugar and a light, lucid state of mind. The buttery, savory flavor of the miso is the perfect base for a comfort food that’s healthy too.

It’s a simple formula of mostly low starch vegetables/leafy greens; a small amount of quality organic protein; a nice fermented base (miso); just a bit of quality fat; and a dash of a low starch organic grain.

Serves 1

Miso base:
1 tablespoon Miso paste (chickpea is a great non-soy option)
1 cup Water
Various flavorings
Maybe a shake of sesame oil, red chili flakes, roasted garlic cloves, chili sauce

Additions to your liking:
Maybe: 1 1/2 cups baby salad greens, kale, spinach or mache, or seaweed!
1/2 – 3/4 cup Veggies of your choice
4-5 Nuts or 1/4 avocado (quality fat)
1-2 tablespoon cooked grain like quinoa or millet

Top with:
Egg fried in salt, thyme and chili flake is superb.
Smoked (lox style) salmon or free range chicken

I often fall into a comfortable groove with the warm, comforting salad-soup I posted above. It’s a lovely combination with lots of flexibility for personal experimentation. If this speaks to you, have fun with making it yours and tell me about your own renditions.

This is a super easy, fun way to design a meal that is healthy, delicious and personalized. I think I put figs on this version. Seaweed is a beautiful addition, which Whole Foods carries in the refrigerated section.

Linda’s Sweet and Sour Soup Version: 2 teaspoons – 1 tablespoon vinegar (I like my own kombucha vinegar which is pretty mild) and a generous squirt of Sriacha hot sauce.

Be Very Well, Beauties!


  1. Fantastic quick recipe. I’ve been making a simple hot & sour broth (any flavor) with a tablespoon of vinegar and a bit of sriracha sauce. After reading your blog posting, I picked up some chickpea miso — it is divine and my newest go-to hot base. Thanks for the insight on sleep issues as well.

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