Crockpot Ramen Soup

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In my diet, I focus lot on broth-based dishes… with a surprising amount of excitement. I believe broth to be extremely healing to the digestive system; for this reason, I do my best to incorporate a broth-based meal one time a week!

This dish is not only super easy to throw together, but it is extremely effective when you are looking for digestive support. Whether you’re in the midst of the flu, you’ve been extra gassy lately, or maybe you’ve been battling a headache all day - this is the recipe for you.

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The Ayurvedic approach to diet is always checkin-in with our digestive integrity. We measure this through a few indicators: elimination, indigestion (nausea, burning, burping, gas), sleep, energy, and emotional health. When one or more of these metrics leans out-of-balance, we look to our digestion first and foremost to pacify our ailments.

Food is powerful, give it the opportunity to heal, aid, and stabilize!

SOUP INGREDIENTS

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  • 2 broth cartons 32oz (*I make my own broth, you can do this or use the store-bought cartons, bouillon, or miso)

  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

  • 1 medium onion (sliced thin)

  • 2 ½ c mushrooms (chopped)

  • ½ green onions (diced)

  • 3 medium carrots (sliced thin)

  • 2 c of broccoli florets (chopped)

  • ⅓ c garlic (diced)

  • ⅓ c parsley (diced)

  • 4 packs ramen noodles

  • 1 block of tofu 12 oz (cubed)

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 hr

Total: 1 hr 15 min

Author: Marina Zahran (Do Good, Be Well.)

Yield: (5 ppl)

RAMEN SPICES:

  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

  • ½ tsp Chili Powder

  • ⅓ tsp Ground Cumin

  • ½ tsp Ground Curry Powder

  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger

  • ½ tsp Ground Mustard Seed

TOFU SPICES:

  • ½ tsp Chili powder

  • ½ tsp Turmeric

  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS

  • Radish

  • Hard boiled egg

  • Mung bean sprouts

  • Additional Protein source

  • Lime

  • Spinach (or other greens)

VATA, PITTA, KAPHA CONSIDERATIONS:

  • VATA: broil tofu in olive oil, sesame oil, or ghee. Add extra noodles and hard boiled egg. Favor protein broths, such as bone broth, beef broth, chicken broth.

  • PITTA: broil tofu in safflower, sunflower, or coconut oil. Light on the ‘spicy’ spices, such as: chili powder and ginger. Favor bone broth and chicken broth.

  • KAPHA: broil tofu in mustard seed oil, grapeseed oil, or coconut oil. Add a light amount of noodles. Add extra ‘spicy’ spices, such as: chili powder and ginger. Favor bone broth and vegetable broth.


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Prepare by chopping all ramen ingredients (vegetables).

  • Add broth and all vegetables into the crockpot (do not add the noodles or tofu yet). Let simmer on high for 1 hour.

  • Add 2 tbsp of oil to an oven-safe pan. Add cubed tofu and tofu spices. Broil tofu for 25 minutes. Flip the tofu halfway though.

  • Serve the ramen and add toppings, as preferred.

  • TIP: keep the ramen and tofu separate until ready to serve to prevent soggy-ness.





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