A really quick one here, one for a busy body that needs a happy mind. I have just indulged in a steaming mug of miso and I thought it worth sharing, mainly due to the ease of making that is far out balanced by the enjoyment and sustenance you get from this mug.
I love miso in all its many forms, colours and prep styles. This however is my favourite, plain and simple. I was raised in the Philippines and we used to go to a Japanese restaurant called ‘Takayama’s’. My Dad has always been a very cool chap and he used to let me order. I was 10ish. I used to love this responsibility and normally order a decent concoction of bits and pieces. I still remember the fist time I had a bowl of miso, the thing I thought for many years was egg (tofu), the thinly sliced spring onions and of course, the intensely flavoured stock. I love stock and miso makes the worlds finest stock.
This is a little something you can rustle up in less that a minute, it is very nourishing and makes the perfect snack for the fleet footed modern lifestyle.
If you’re lucky, you have a bag of dried seaweed in your cupboards. If not, no worries, its great without it.
Fills one of our big mugs, about a pint.
Per mug- 1 tbs of your favourite miso (we used brown rice miso, it has a lovely earthiness), 2 finely chopped mushrooms, 1 finely chopped spring onion, 1 teas chopped ginger, 2 teas dried seaweed, dash of soya sauce, boiling water.
Add the miso to you mug, add a little just boiled water, stir in. Then add the rest, add a dash of soya sauce, taste, add more if it needs a little more a salty tang. Cover with a saucer and leave for a minute to get itself together, and cook the mushrooms a little.
You could even add some thin rice noodles here, just make sure they’re cooked!
We Love It!
A revitalising and nourishing cup of happiness.
Miso is a Japanese condiment, a paste normally made soybeans or barley, rice or wheat. It has magical properties, that it gains from the fermentation process. The colour and flavour depends on the ingredients and techniques used.
Miso contains high levels of sodium, so bear that in mind before you start ladling it in! Miso is low in saturated fat but rich in vitamin K, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamin-B complexes, protein, copper, manganese and zinc.
Miso can help to detoxify the body, the microbes present line the intestines and it also contains many enzymes (which we are always going on about!).