I am proud to have been invited to participate in a virtual vegan potluck coordinated by anunrefinedvegan. You are now about to step through a portal of delicious vegan food! Please click through, enjoy the sights. Use the buttons below to go forward or backward through the potluck.
My contribution to this feast is a miso soup to have either in-between samplings of different dishes at the potluck or as an appetizer. Virtually no calories, yet tasty and satisfying, this is easy to whip up in minutes. I make my miso soup a lot chunkier than traditional versions, most miso is made more scant. It depends on how much tofu you want to consume at the time. Enjoy! And please click through to enjoy the other offerings at the potluck.
Veganmonologue’s Miso Recipe:
This is not a science! Just go with it. You can’t mess it up.
This is in terms of about a cup and a half-sized bowls of soup.
- red or white miso paste (1 tbs per bowl of soup)
- firm silken tofu, cubed very small (enough to put a few tbs in each bowl)
- a handful of straw mushrooms, canned (if you can’t find these, use fresh chopped shiitake or baby bella)
- wakame seaweed ( a little goes a LONG way- think about 1 tsp per bowl)
- your favorite broth (calculate enough to full up each bowl you are preparing)
- Place dry wakame in a small bowl of cold water to sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
- Get the broth really hot in a pan – medium high- but not boiling
- Add mushrooms and tofu until mushrooms are soft and cooked, the tofu will absorb some of the broth flavor
- Once wakame has blossomed to more than twice its original size, drain and add it to the hot, but not boiling water
- Take the pot off the stove, make sure the broth is not boiling, then add the miso paste, and stir really well until it is all dissolved
Interesting related facts: There have been studies in which daily miso consumption has been linked to a reduction in breast cancer in women, as well as many other cancers in both genders. Lastly, there is a sad shortage of straw mushrooms around the world right now, so if you can find these adorable and tasty little mushrooms, savor them while you still can.