Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Mauve"lous Miso Soup

I have discovered that I really like miso, especially in soup!  It makes a delicious stock no matter what else I add to the pot.  And since realizing this, I have started playing around more with miso in my cooking.  It certainly doesn't hurt that soup is so easy to ad-lib.  It is forgiving enough a category as to inspire my timid culinary heart.  Besides, it's pretty darn hard to botch a soup, miso or not!  Therefore, this recipe is the result of such open creativity. 

This soup is very simple.  It's not going to win an award or anything.  But it is warm and yummy all the same.  What surprised me and made me smile was that when it was finished simmering, I lifted the lid to give it a final stir and low and behold, my creation had turned pink!  A pink soup!  Even the tofu turned pink!  What an unusual sight, yet still absolutely charming, artistically accented by green peas and flecks of parsley!  I simply fell in love with it, in appearance and in taste.  Funny thing is what else could I expect!  When you see a certain something in the ingredient list below you'll understand why.  :)  

When I shared my miso soup with my mother, she immediately approved and deemed it "mauve"lous.  So that's how it came by it's clever name.  "Thanks Mom!"  I hope you find it "mauve"lous as well.  :)

"Mauve"lous Miso Soup
Makes four large servings

Organic Ingredients:
4 cups water
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup red cabbage, chopped
7 oz. (1 cup) extra firm tofu, cubed
4 tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos
4 tbsp mellow white miso
1 tbsp dried parsley
1/2 cup peas
black pepper, to taste

Heat water to a boil.  Add onion, garlic, cabbage, tofu, and Bragg's.  Stir.  Adjust heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.  To the pot, add miso, parsley, peas, and black pepper.  Stir.  Simmer for another 5-10 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!


Rose said...

How fun that you ended up with pink soup! I love red cabbage in anything, so this should be great as well as colorful. You've reminded me that I need to make miso soup much more often.

VivaciousVegan said...

Red cabbage will add a delightful color to any food you put with it!!! It is Mauve'lous!

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

Too cute on the name! :) I have that same tub of miso in my fridge. Yum!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

love this mauve food! thx for your entries and linking..and ive been doing awesome, thx for asking and hopefully so have you! :)

shannonmarie said...

That's so pretty. I love making miso soup, but mine has never turned that beautiful hue. I guess I need to start adding red cabbage.

Vegan Epicurean said...

I love the color of this soup! I have never added red cabbage to my miso, but I will try it now. Thanks for posting this.


The Voracious Vegan said...

I love miso and I really love miso soup! Yours is such a bright, beautiful color, I will have to add cabbage to my soup next time I make it!

joeandbridge said...

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Vegan Valerie said...

Dear Blogging Pals,

Thank you so much for praising my "Mauve"lous Miso Soup! I'm not used to feeling confident in the kitchen. But ladies, you make me believe I'm a good cook! Your kindness means worlds! :)

Vegan Valerie

P.S. Isn't red cabbage fun?! :)

evergreen said...

Your soup is just lovely, and the name is so creative! Thanks for sharing:)

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Looks so colorful and appetizing!!