Saturday, February 5, 2011

Seaweed Soup for Post Natal Care

This is a delicious way to enjoy the healing benefits of eating seaweed. Japan & Korea have the lowest rates of reproductive organ cancers in the world, due to their high intake of brown kelps. This soup is served traditionally to new mothers in Korea, made by the mother-in-law for the new mother. She then eats the soup with every meal 3X/day for 100 days, to replenish the nutrients lost during childbirth. More women in North America would benefit from this ancient practice and avoid health complications after childbirth like thyroidism, anemia, fatigue, baby brain & more, by eating this healing soup full of nutritious & delicious brown kelp known as wakame or alaria. Enjoy!

Ingredients (enough for 3-4 servings, ready in 15 – 20 minutes)

* 35g dried brown seaweed (Alaria/Wakame)~half a package
* 70g sliced organic beef/venison shank/chicken (optional)
* 2 cloves minced garlic
* 3 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tbsp Korean sesame oil (or extra-virgin coconut oil)
* 1 tsp of Organic Miso (optional)
* 4-6 cups water
* 1/2 tbsp sesame oil (or extra-virgin coconut oil) and ground black pepper & sea salt to season the meat


1. Soak the dried brown seaweed in cold water for 15 minutes. (Use excess water on plants for an amazing fertilizer)
2. Drain the water. Cut the seaweed with scissors thinly to little finger lengths(bite size pieces).
3. Season the beef with 1/2 tbsp sesame oil or extra-virgin coconut oil and sprinkles of ground black pepper & sea salt.


1. Pre heat the sauce pan (or pot) for about 30 seconds.
2. Add 1 tbsp of sesame oil or extra-virgin coconut oil, the brown seaweed, and brown the sliced beef for 2 – 3 minutes.
3. Add the water then boil it on medium heat until the seaweed and the meat cook (about 5- 10 minutes).
4. Add the soy sauce and garlic, simmer for 15 minutes then serve. (You can adjust the taste with some unprocessed sea-salt)
5. Additionally rice or noodles, carrots, celery, onions & other vegetables can also be added.