Thursday, February 6, 2014

5 Ingredient Recipe: Miso Soup For One

It's February and it's still cold outside, not a big surprise. Here in Ottawa, we do plenty of crazy things to keep warm, but nothing warms me up like a nice big bowl of soup. Not only is it delicious, but miso soup is really like the holy grail of soup. It's got the perfect mix of salty broth, sweet onions and tofu protein. And I happen to love Asian food. This recipe was incredibly easy and fast, you'll love it!

1.5 cups of boiling water
1 tbsp red miso paste
Handful of vermicelli noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce (optional)
about 1/4 of a standard block of firm tofu, pressed
Green onions, to garnish

Chop up the pressed tofu into small cubes. Place in a dish with soy sauce and let it marinade (optional). Mix the boiling water with miso paste in a bowl and add the noodles. Stir occasionally until noodles are cooked, or microwave for a minute or so to cook them faster. Drain soy sauce from tofu and add the cubes to the bowl. Top with some chopped onions and eat (slurp) up! This is best enjoyed with a fluffy bunny in your lap (see below).

Note: Feel free to mix it up! You can swap the vermicelli noodles for udon, add in some seaweed or some bean sprouts. Have fun with it.

How are you surviving the cold? What's your favorite warm winter meal?

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