By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
A light, healing broth, which makes use of homemade stock and coconut milk. The dumplings can be made with white fish as well as prawns, for a light flavoursome soup.
1 x 400g can full fat coconut milk
100ml homemade chicken stock
1 ½ tsp tom yum paste
1 spring onion, finely sliced
1 tsp tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos
¼ tsp turmeric powder
100g baby spinach or boy choy, shredded
½ tsp sesame oil, to garnish
Handful of coriander, to garnish
For the dumplings:
½ tsp grated root ginger
1 spring onion, chopped
200g raw prawns or lean beef mince
1 egg white
1 tsp arrowroot
Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
Make the dumplings – place the ginger, spring onion and prawns in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the egg white, arrowroot and seasoning. Process to combine. Form into little balls.
Place the coconut milk and chicken stock in a pan and heat gently.
Add the tom yum paste, turmeric, spring onion and tamari and simmer gently.
Drop in the dumplings and spinach. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the balls rise to the surface.
Spoon into bowls and garnish with some coriander leaves and a drizzle of sesame oil.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.