Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Miso Soup

Hey all!   I hope this post finds everyone well.  I've been away from the blog world for the last couple of weeks, because we are remodeling our kitchen.  We literally have it gutted.  After Christmas I'll post some before and after pictures.  It has been something that we have been wanting to do for sometime now, so we decided to do that for our Christmas.  We were with out a stove for over a week, so that meant a week of eating out.  I never thought I would say this, but I am so tired of restaurant food!   We got our new stove delivered Friday, but it was the wrong one.  Thank goodness Best Buy left it for us to use until we get the right one delivered, which we should get on Christmas Eve. The funny thing is that we have a stove but no counter tops, so it is still very difficult to cook.   It's definitely been an experience to say the least  :o)  But I know it's all going to be worth it when it's all finished.  

We weren't able to get much done last week, because Tony got sick, then I came down with it.  It knocked us both for a loop.  We are on the road to recovery now, so last night I decided to make my first batch of miso soup.  I had to go grocery shopping before I could make it, because I was out of all veggies!  It's not fun being sick and not having veggies in the house!  For the soup, I went by a couple of different recipes and came up with the below recipe.   I thought it turned out great.  It was exactly what my body has been screaming for.  :o)    I also bought some Echinacea tea yesterday, so hopefully we will be 100% well in the next few days.  

Here's the Miso Soup recipe.

1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
1/2  package tofu, drained and diced
3 tbsp yellow miso paste
1 tbsp grated ginger
3 cups water
2 cup vegetable broth

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and saute the onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes. Then add the kale, carrots, and mushrooms and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add tofu, water, vegetable broth, ginger, and yellow miso paste and stir together. Lower the heat and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes.

I probably won't be posting again until after Christmas, so I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  I will be trying to catch up on my blog reading some this week as my work permits, so see you soon!  :o)



  1. For once, a legitimate excuse for lack of blogging.

  2. I'll be looking forward to seeing your kitchen! It sounds like you've had a stressful time, though, with the remodel and getting sick. Ugh! Glad to hear you're getting better, though.

    Happy holidays to you, Tony & Maggie!

  3. Oh, I love miso soup and this is reminding me to make it. Remodeling a kitchen is hell on wheels.

  4. Sorry you both were not feeling well, but yay for the remodel! I know it is stressful but the outcome with be worth it :) The miso soup looks and sounds delicious! Feel better! ANd Happy Holidays to you, Tony and Maggie. I love that pic of Maggie in your side bar, I love her sweet little face.

  5. Hope you feel better soon! I love miso when I'm under the weather too, soup in general feels like a big warm hug to me :)
    Can't wait to see the new kitchen!
    All the best xxx

  6. The soup looks perfect and sounds super yummy! Just the thing for when you're feeling poorly! I hope you two are feeling better! With the soup and Echinacea, I'm sure you'll be right as rain before Christmas!

    Having your kitchen remodeled sounds exciting, but I can totally see how it would be huge pain! I think I'd go a little nuts...might have to pull out the camp stove or something. I'm so glad you guys have use of a stove until the right one arrives! I'm looking forward to the before/after pics.

    Happy Christmas to you, Tony and Maggie! Enjoy!

  7. Wow, that miso soup looks great, and I bet it helped you feel better too. Have fun with the new kitchen!

  8. merry christmas, michelle! the soup sounds very warm and nice. Take photos of the kitchen when it's done, and congratulations about that. It sounds like a hassle but I'm sure it'll pay off!

  9. Are we going to see before and after pics of your kitchen, please? Merry Christmas!!!!

  10. Sounds perfect for a cold winter day like today. Happy holidays!

  11. I have a TON of Miso that I need to use, so I totally want to try this!