Today is an awesome day; it is days like this that make the bone chilling cold and mind-numbing darkness of the Minnesota winter worth it. The sun is shining, a gentle breeze is in the air, and it will be about 80*. I woke up and cleaned up the house, rocked it at yoga, then went to my acupuncturist and had an awesome treatment. By the time I got home, a little after noon, I was freakishly hungry. As I walked past the little Vietnamese neighborhood restaurants on the way to my apartment, feeling the warm sun on my shoulders and a grumble in my tummy, I was very tempted to stop in and get a steaming bowl of phở to eat at a sidewalk table - but I resisted.
- Steam broccoli (or vegetable of choice) until just tender.
- In a small saucepan, heat stock until just boiling to kill off any bacteria that might have grown sitting in your fridge. Turn down to low, and add creamed coconut and a pinch of sea salt and stir until dissolved.. Add protein and bok choy and heat until just warmed through.
- Pour soup into bowl, adding steamed broccoli, bean sprouts, sauerkraut, and torn up fresh basil leaves.
- Eat immediately!