Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gimme some MISO!

Well, I had to go to the hospital yesterday for a test. I've always been unlucky with my whole digestive system, so I needed to get a flexible sigmoid something or another. Don't even ask what it is because it's not pretty!!! haha My doctor found that I have proctitis in my colon and that causes bleeding. So I'm on some pretty interesting medicine to fix it. It's just hard to know what I can eat anymore. I have to be really careful about what I put in this body of mine.

Last night, I made some miso soup because Kati from The Veggie Voice said it's always good when your sick. I made some last week when I had the flu, and I loved it. So I decided it would be okay in my stomach. It was splendid! The heat of the soup made my stomach feel really good. I just had no idea how good this soup is. I've had a jar of miso in the fridge for months and have never put it to use!! I'm so happy I did because it's just a really amazing soup that I will be making all the time. I pretty much just threw in a bunch of vegetables from our garden. It's still goin really strong even though it's October. It's like the garden that never dies haha

Here's the recipe:
Perfect Miso Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion
1/2 of large zucchini
3 little red peppers
1 small eggplant
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 generous tbsp brown rice miso
1 tbsp cashew butter

Directions: Heat olive oil over medium in a nice big soup pot. Add vegetables and cook for a 3-5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup vegetable stock and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the stock, cover pot, and simmer on LOW heat for 5-7 minutes. Stir in brown rice miso and cashew butter and cover. Cook for 3 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.


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Bex said...

I love miso. Sometimes I just heat a cup of water and have miso broth. Sooo good.

VeganView said...

Ooooh miso soup is so good. Yours looks quite delicious!

Kelly said...

That looks really good and filling. For some reason when I think of miso soup I never think to add in veggies to make it more of a meal. Yum!

Joie de vivre said...

Soup is wonderful when you are sick. I have a pot of garbanzo bean, parsnip and celery soup bubbling away in the crock pot right now (with ham!) Thanks for finding my blog!

Unknown said...

hey! thanks so much for the comment on my blog- it helped me to find yours!! :D
the miso soup looks wonderful- can't wait to try it!
have a great night!

Unknown said...

Hey!! Thanks SO much for stopping by!! I will have to add you to my friends!! Sorry to hear you had the flu. BUT that soup... YUM!

HangryPants said...

Hi! Can I just tell you how much I love the design of your blog. So bright and cheery!

And miso soup! I hope I can be brave enough to make this myself. :)

Andrea said...

I hope you'll be feeling better soon! All of that sounds kind of, well, awful. Your soup sounds great, and really, there's nothing more nourishing when you're ill. You have a great blog, you can be sure I'll be back!

Anonymous said...

best of luck with your health, Jo.

Lo said...

Hey! I hope you're feeling better. Miso soup is sometimes the solution to a variety of ills... so I hope this did the trick.

So glad I stumbled over!

Sam said...

Sorry to hear you're sick, I hope you get well soon. That soup does look really good though and you're right it's great when you're not well.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I have to try this! I have unused Miso around here somewhere!

Becca said...

I love miso soup but I just like it plain!

Jen Treehugger said...

Oh that looks sooo good!
I have to try miso - never had it before.

Tobias said...

This is gorgeous!