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Did you miss out on the anti-inflammatory series we held in January? You’re in luck: We’re hosting another series at our Concordia location in NE Portland and at Nyberg Rivers, right off I-5 in Tualatin.
From arthritis to autoimmune conditions, uncontrolled inflammation is an underlying factor in a number of chronic disorders. This three-part series goes beyond the basics of navigating a dietary approach to addressing chronic inflammation.
5320 NE 33rd Avenue
In the meantime, whip up a pot of soy-free miso soup, packed with probiotics and minerals. Although the soup is often eaten for breakfast in Asia, enjoy it anytime you want to boost your beneficial bacteria. These friendly belly bugs colonate your intestines and help keep your immune system functioning at its best—and it’s a good thing they do: a healthy gut is your first defense against inflammation.
SOY-FREE MISO SOUP
Makes 8 servings
1 4-inch piece of kombu (dried seaweed)
1 qt water
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 cup wakame (dried seaweed)
1/4 cup chickpea miso paste (available from Miso Master brand)
1/2 cup warm water for miso
1. Rinse the kombu and leave to steep overnight in a quart of cold water
2. Remove kombu and heat the seaweed broth to just short of boiling
3. Stir in green onion, wakame, and tofu, if using
4. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, remove from heat
5. Dissolve miso paste in warm water then stir into soup mixture
6. Serve and enjoy