Japanese Black (Soy) Bean Soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

Japanese Black (Soy) Bean Soup
Serves 6

Ingredients:
2 cups black soybeans, soaked overnight with ¼ tsp. salt
5-6 cups of water
Kombu
Salt and shoyu
1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted and ground
½ cup burdock, sliced
Dark sesame oil or walnut oil

Method:
Drain beans and place in pressure cooker with water and Kombu. Bring to a boil. Skim the foam and add burdock. Cover and bring up to pressure and cook 12-15 minutes. Allow pressure to come down and add salt, shoyu and oil. Simmer 10-15 minutes more uncovered.

Energetic:
Black soybeans are a great kidney tonic and provide good hormonal balance.

Soybeans (black) neutral, sweet, promotes blood circulation and water passage, counteracts rheumatism, detoxifies, affects spleen and kidneys
Kombu – Sea vegetable- soften hardness, adds minerals and nutrients into the food.
Salt – cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonize and promotes digestion, strengthens kidney, fortifies bones, tendons, and teeth, brightens eyes, detoxifies, used as a natural preservative
Fennel seeds –  warm, pungent, warm the internal region and promotes energy circulation, affects the kidneys, bladder and stomach
Burdock – cool, pungent, bitter, clears heat, dispels wind, brightens vision
Sesame Oil – cool, sweet, detoxifies, lubricates dryness, promotes bowel movements, produces muscles

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