January 1, 2010

Start the New Year with one of the World's Healthiest Foods...

It's the ingredient Grandma didn't use in her chicken noodle soup...unless she was Japanese...Miso...


I have been down with the cold/flu bug, but I got enough energy today to make myself a pot full of a yummy homemade flu remedy.  Veggie Miso Soup...

 Miso is an all purpose high protein seasoning made from a combination of soybeans, cultured grains and sea salt by a fermentation process.  It is a natural balance of natural carbs, essential oils and minerals, vitamins, protein (2 grams in a 25 calorie teaspoon) and all the essential amino acids. It has loads of zinc which gets 1st prize for it's beneficial effects on immune function!  I keep a jar of miso in my fridge at all times; you can use it to spread on bread, use for marinades, combine with olive oil & seasonings for dressings and just mix with hot water for miso soup!  Since it is high in sodium it can be used in many recipes in place of salt.

First I browned some thinly sliced onion, carrots and cabbage in a pot until tender and then added some organic chicken broth and some pre-cooked whole grain brown rice.  After simmering for about 10 mins. the miso is added at the end to maintain its' live cultures and probiotics.( all the things that are good for you).


It is delicious and makes you feel better with each bite!

Sick or Well...start the New Year with a new, healthy recipe...
and perhaps a new ingredient in your kitchen for 2010!

Miso (pronounced MEE-so) may be one of the World's Healthiest Foods


                                                 

29 comments:

Catherine said...

Getting healthier ~ always a good New Years resolution! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a wonderful New Years as well!

Lori said...

i always wondered what Miso was...they use it on top chef all the time but never said what it was...it sounds like good stuff...thanks for the info...Happy New Year Carrie!!! i hope your 2010 is blessed:)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh Yum! Thanks for the tip. Have a Happy New Year.

Amy said...

Thanks for the heads up about Miso. I'll give it a try. A healthy new year is always good! I'm still crazy about your popcorn post. I think I may have lost a few pounds snacking on it! Thanks for stopping by today and yes...I did know Diane is your sister. She had the bug also after visiting you..right? Here's hoping that you're up and about real soon. Enjoy your day! ~amy

hip chick said...

Sounds delish! I haven't had miso in years but you have inspired me to go and get some and make some soup this week.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy New Year Carrie!!
Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling so good :(
Soup usually makes one feel better.
LOVE the pincushion that you made for the "new sewer"...Very, very Lovely!!! I keep thinking I should give it a try...must put it on my to do list..
Take care.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Hugs said...

Thank you soooooooooooo much for this recipe. I'm starting a Daniel's Fast this week. I'm on my way to the store to grab up some fresh produce and whole grains. This soup will be a wonderful staple for me to have on a daily basis because everything included is on my list. (high five and a big hug)

Florence and Mary said...

Happy new year!

I'm stuck in bed today with the bug that's being doing the rounds!

Hope you feel better soon

Victoria xx

BECKY said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR CARRIE!! I sure hope you start feeling better soon!! Love learning about miso! I have seen it in my health food store and wondered what you do with it that would be good! I think I'll have to add it to my list for next time!!

May your new year be full of all kinds of wonderfulness, gal!! Praying God's best for you!
Love n hugs,
Becky

Diane said...

Glad to hear you are feeling much better, and I sure would love a bowl of that soup right now. Take care of yourself to gear up to a grand 2010. Love Ya, Diane

Patti Cakes said...

A happy, healthy New Year to you! Let's craft a lot this year! Hugs

Country Dreaming said...

I sure hope this helps you to get to feeling like yourself again.
Being sick is one of the most annoying thing that can happen
to us.

Feel better soon.

Melinda :)

vivian said...

Ive heard of Miso.. but had no clue what it was.. Thanks for sharing. I might have to try it. I make a pot of veggie soup every week to eat for my lunches. In fact, today I had it for lunch and for dinner.
Happy New Year!
vivian

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the info! I love healthy and hearty meals! Hope you are feeling much better now! Happy New Year!

Jenny said...

Yum, I love miso...but honestly didn't know exactly what it was. Very informative. I signed up to follow your blog. Looks like it will fun! Happy New Year!

Colleen said...

Where does one get Miso? This sounds really good - so eat lots and feel better soon!

koralee said...

wow...I have never heard of Miso before. Hope your soup does the trick and your cold says goodbye. xoxo

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Wishing you all the best in 2010. Happy new year!

Madame Samm said...

Hello 'CArrie..what a delightful site...I am adding you to my blog list. Heard of you from Diane at Lavender Dreams...she too has a great site. You have a bit of everything which will no doubt appeal to my drop in company too.lol..
Love Papillon Pearl...she is such a lady you can tell...
blessings madame samm
http://sewdollswhosnext.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Hi Carrie! Thanks so much for leaving me such nice compliments on my blog...you are too sweet! I just LOVE the "Love Boxes" you made for you kids...what a great ideal! Keep in touch and I'll be back to visit! ~take care~ CArrie

Happy@Home said...

Interesting info you have shared about miso. While I have heard of it in relation to Japanese restaurants, I have never tried it. It sounds like the perfect remedy for cold season. I will have to keep some on hand and give it a try.
I hope you are feeling good as new very soon.

Creative Breathing said...

God Bless You Carrie, There has to be people on earth to eat Miso for those of us who don't. I have so enjoyed past posts - the Love Boxes brought me to tears, the pincushion exclamations of "Wow" and "Beautiful"! Snow in your cottage cul de sac makes me smile! Stay cozy! Elizabeth

Mags said...

I've seen miso as an ingredient before but never knew what it actually was. Thanks for explaining and I hope you feel better soon!

Nan said...

Visit my blog and check out what I posted for going green in the new year. I love this Miso idea and will get some to start using.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It sounds delicious Carrie. I hope you're feeling better now. I love the little pincushion you made. I'll bet your friends daughter loved it too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Just a little something from Judy said...

Being surrounded by sick people I was quite thrilled to hear of this product. I look forward to purchasing it and put it on my grocery list. I like anything that can add new healthy ways to feeding my family.

I hope you are feeling better by now. I want to thank you for all the new things that I learn from this blog.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Carrie love your discourse on Miso and know you should get better very soon with the lovely soup.Have heard of it just not studied it. thank you for bringing it to mind.
I will be looking more closely at miso, never knew it was so good for you. Have a D who is deficient in Zinc , this must help.
I am a health shop nut and my things are Fish oil tabs and Flaxseed and Almond meal. will be adding miso to my shopping list.
wlii keep in touch
E.XX

Queenie said...

Hey Carrie,
This recipe sounds delish and healthy too...hope you are feeling much better now. Thanks so much for stopping over at my blog recently...I sure have enjoyed looking around your precious blog. I'll be back again soon to visit again...Have a wonderful day!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Just Breathe said...

I will have to look into this. Tell me, how does it taste as a spread?

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