After coming home from the gym in the pouring rain, I needed something warm and an equivalent to what Nigella Lawson would call “temple food”. I looked into the fridge and pulled out a block of tofu, some green onions and a couple sachets of miso. Easy! I would quickly whip up some miso soup and then settle down to watch my guilty pleasure, America’s Next Top Model. In my mind, going to the gym and eating miso soup would negate any negative effects from enduring a trashy tv show. Actually, who am I kidding? I’d watch ANTM any old time! Pass the Cheetos!
*I had some fresh chinese noodles on hand in the fridge so I added that before I added the tofu. I also added a large handful of frozen corn to the simmering broth. If I had some peas, I would have added that too.
4 c water
4 T miso (or 3 individual sachets purchased from your local asian grocery)
2 green onions, finely minced
1/2 cake tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
Heat oil in a large pot and lightly saute the green onions. Add water and miso paste, stirring until the miso has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Add tofu* and serve with a splash of soy sauce or hot sauce, if desired.