Yesterday’s lunch craving attacked with a vengeance… my body wanted veggies, so veggies it got.
A ginormous plate of brussels sprouts, a microwave sweet potato filled with peanut butter, and everything dusted in nutritional yeast.
Towards the later afternoon I started feeling a little bit icky. Like my normal allergies, but on crack. Head and chest yucky, with some achy muscles and fatigue. No fever though, thank goodness. I drank some tea with apple cider vinegar and overdosed on vitamin C pills, and then for dinner last night I made a nourishing miso veggie soup.
I was going to use this bag of veggies until I realized it didn’t have baby corn in it, so I switched to this bag instead.
I put one cup veggie broth and 5 cups water into a pot (I didn’t know how the veggie broth would work with the miso paste, so I kept it low, but next time I make this I will increase the veggie broth portion to at least half of the liquid).
In the meantime, I was pressing out a block of tofu. There is a plate with tofu under all that heaviness, I promise. (Like my cardboard “storage device” for my pantry shelves? I’m a broke student, cut me some slack.)
Once the pot on the stove came to a boil, I turned the heat down a bit and added the bag of frozen veggies and a little over half the cubed block of pressed tofu (the rest is in a container in the fridge to be used for something else).
I added a pretty hefty shake of kelp granules and a couple splashes of rice vinegar to the pot.
Also some Bragg’s liquid aminos. I have no idea how much I put in… I use the “add a little bit, taste, add more if needed” method pretty frequently in my cooking!
At this point I turned the stove off and ladled some hot broth onto 1/4 cup of brown rice miso paste, whisked until combined, and poured it all back into the pot.
I served my soup over some brown rice vermicelli and topped it all with a heavy handed squirt of Sriracha (which totally made this soup, in my opinion… gave it the last flavor boost it needed!).
I have a feeling this one is going to taste even better reheated today. I’m still feeling a tad under the weather, so green monsters, tea, and this soup are definitely in my future. I have to feel better by tonight though. Alex and I have a date… at the laundromat. 😉
What are your plans for the weekend?