Beef Zucchini Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Originally, I was going for a beef miso noodle soup. Luckily, before I got too far, I realized that miso isn’t paleo and since this recipe was created exclusively for a paleo blog (link at the bottom of this post), I had to play by the rules. Hmmph! Cue extensive Googling… some search terms might have included:

“Paleo substitute for miso”

“Why isn’t miso Paleo?”

“Similar flavors to miso”

After realizing that there really isn’t a substitute for miso, I had to switch gears. I thought…. well, soy sauce is nice boiled in a broth. Clearly, I was brain farting that day, because soy sauce is made of soy… soy isn’t Paleo. Back to Googling….

“Paleo substitute for soy”

“What else tastes like soy sauce?”

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Ah-ha! Enter “coconut aminos.” I had heard of it a few times in recipes, but never thought to use it. Here at Inspiralized, we’re mighty adventurous and never turn down a challenge. Instead of tossing the “beef miso noodle soup” out the window, I ran out, bought coconut aminos, and used it just like soy sauce. The result? Well, I think you can tell, it turned out fabulously. This Paleo substitute offers a similar taste profile to soy sauce, with a slightly sweet after taste, which is always welcomed in this house. The coconut aminos really transforms the broth and brings the dish together.

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Coconut aminos is made of coconut tree sap and sun dried sea salt. How cool! The sodium content of this ingredient is lower than that of soy sauce and it’s gluten free and soy-free, so definitely food-allergy-friendly. Glad to have it in my pantry for the future…

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Reason #90345 why I love food blogging: it’s like a trial-by-error culinary school! Never a dull moment. Never a day that goes by where I don’t learn something new. 

Click here for the recipe, available exclusively at CivilizedCavemanCooking.com

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

Beef Noodle Soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

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Comments

  1. Planning to make this for lunch this week it looks so good! If I quadruple the recipe will it store in the fridge for the week ok?

    • Unfortunately, because it’s a broth-based dish, the noodles will get a bit soggy! I recommend making everything except for the zucchini noodles. Make those separate and bring the together, just microwave to heat up and then add in the noodles once the soup is reheated, the noodles will soften. Hope this helps!

      • Perfect I will make sure to do that thanks for your quick reply can’t wait to try this out!

  2. I”m obviously not paleo because I was definitely scratching my head throughout this post thinking…why aren’t miso and soy paleo?! LOL. Awesome save with the coconut aminos though!

  3. There are some fabulous flavours in this soup! Certainly a must-try for lunch time!!

    -Shannon

  4. Ah this looks amazing!

  5. Hi Ali. I wanted to let you know that I made this recipe and shared it and info about your site on my blog. You’re giving us all a great resource here! Thanks, Laura

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