Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Recipe for January

One of my resolutions is to try a new recipe every month.  Last week, I made something I have been meaning to try for ages - homemade miso soup.  I love miso soup.  It doesn't have many calories and in winter, it is hot and comforting.  To control the salt, I used a low sodium sweet miso and a low sodium tamari sauce.  Here are the ingredients:
They include two kinds of sea veggies - kombu for making a dashi which is Japanese broth and wakame to add with the tofu to the broth.  To make a dashi, one brings a piece of kombu and 5 cups of  water to a boil. Take it off the heat, discard the kombu and pour the hot water over 1/2 cup of bonito flakes.  Let that steep for 10 minutes and strain. 
Then dissolve 3 tablespoons of miso in the broth, add green onions, tofu and wakame and simmer.  If it is too bland, add a few tablespoons of tamari.  It is that easy, low calorie and really satisfying.


  1. This looks so simple and good, I'll remember this.

    It's so warm in Texas, I'm craving lighter meals for Spring already. It's the first time I need less meat in January.

    Also I read How not to Die (exaggerated title). It's big on eliminating meat/dairy. I've been reading this in so many places. Finally this month I've cut way back. I haven't had meat since Christmas and salmon only once. Tempeh is pretty good!

    1. well this recipe ought to be right up your alley then!