As October and VeganMoFo come to a close, I find myself a bit under the weather. Not lying-in-bed-moaning under the weather, but stuffy-head-and-sore-throat under the weather. The kind you treat with hot toddies and warm, comforting soup. Miso soup, to be exact. Let's make some.
The first thing I do is simmer some veg in a pot of water. Any of the following is pretty good:
- cabbage or kale
- mange tout (pea pods)
- baby corn
- mushrooms (any sort will do), black fungus, or something along those lines
|This is the miso paste I use. It's frosty because I store it in the freezer.|
- bean curd sheets, strips, or twists
- (fresh or frozen) peas, broad beans, or edamame beans
- other kinds of beans (garbanzos work especially well)
- rice, buckwheat (soba), or some other kind of noodles
- quinoa or rice
- wakame or kelp/kombu or another kind of seaweed
- toasted sesame oil
- a pinch of cayenne, dried chili pepper, or sliced fresh hot pepper
- ginger or galangal
- kaffir lime leaves
- tamarind, orange juice, or cider vinegar (if I fancy sour soup)
|This is how I serve it to the kids.|
Then I dish everything up and generously sprinkle the soup with chopped green onions before serving. My kids aren't very good with broth, so I give them a generous serving of everything else.
Bye-bye, VeganMoFo 2011, it's been real, yo.