23 Feb Spicy Kimchi Noodle Soup to Boost Our Immune System!!
Daytime Vegan Healthy Meal Plan #13
Breakfast: Dark Raspberry Smoothie
Lunch: Spicy Kimchi Noodle Soup
Dinner: Rosemary Chicken with Dijon Mushroom Sauce
I don’t know why it has taken me so long to give you all the recipe to my favorite soup ever!
Spicy Kimchi Noodle Soup!
I’m not exaggerating when I say I eat this soup at least 3 times a week, every single week. It’s fast, easy, and super tasty. If you do not like kimchi, or have never eaten it, I think this would be a perfect recipe to try. The kimchi flavor is not overwhelming, but adds just enough flavor to make it taste unique and delicious!
Make sure you check the ingredient label when you purchase your kimchi to ensure it is vegan. Traditional kimchi is made with a good amount of seafood products like shrimp and squid. I love shrimp and squid, but I prefer the taste of vegan kimchi over the traditional stuff.
FYI, Kimchi is a great health food because it is fermented. Fermented products naturally produce good bacteria.
Yes there is a such thing as good bacteria!
This bacteria is great for gut health and can be a life saver for those of us with digestion issues.
My Rosemary Chicken with Dijon Mushroom Sauce is also a great dish to try. My husband said this was something I should make for guests because the name sounds kind of fancy and it tastes great, but no one would ever know it was such a quick and easy dish to make!
Health Benefits of These Meals:
- The Raspberries in my Dark Raspberry Smoothie contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer.
- The Kimchi in my Spicy Kimchi Noodle Soup can help boost the immune system and has anti-constipation properties.
- The Rosemary in my Rosemary Chicken with Dijon Mushroom Sauce is very powerful against bacterial infections. It is also a natural remedy for upset stomachs and bloating.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you give these healthy recipes a try!
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Watch This Cooking Video to See Exactly How to Make These Meals!!
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 5 – 6 pitted dates
- 1 cup kale
- 3 ½ cups water
- Blend everything together until smooth. Add water to adjust the sweetness and consistency, if desired.
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup vegetable stock
- ½ cup vegan kimchi
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce, or coconut aminos
- 1 – 2 teaspoons (depending on your taste) sambal, or any other spicy chili sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- salt to taste
- 2 - 3 oz brown rice or white rice noodles, cooked
- green onions, chopped
- Place the water and stock in a small pot on medium low heat. Bring to a simmer and keep it simmering until you need it.
- Place the rest of the ingredients in your soup bowl and mix it around. I did not show this part in the recipe video, but if you do not stir everything around first, when you add the hot liquid the onion, garlic, and ginger powders will turn into little clumps that are very hard to dissolve. Taking a bite of a clump of garlic powder is not tasty at all! I learned this the hard way.
- Once you've mixed everything in your bowl, pour in the stock and water mixture. Stir and adjust seasoning with a little salt if needed. Enjoy.
- 6 boneless chicken thighs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1 cup shitake mushrooms, diced (or dried mushrooms that have been soaked in water overnight)
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups half and half
- ½ cup vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place a pan on medium heat. Add the oil, chicken, and rosemary. Cook the chicken for about 4 – 5 minutes per side, until the chicken is browned and fully cooked. After browning one side and turning it over rub the rosemary sprigs over the browned side of the chicken to give it a light rosemary flavor (watch the cooking video to see what I mean). Do this every now and then to give it a nice rosemary flavor. Remove the chicken and rosemary from the pan and set aside.
- Do not clean the pan. In the same pan add the mushrooms. Add another teaspoon or two of oil if the pan seems too dry. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the half and half, stock, garlic powder, onion powder, and dijon. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
- To serve, place 1 or 2 pieces of chicken on your plate and top with the dijon mushroom sauce.
- Suggested Side: Broccoli and White Rice