Ok...so I went to 3 stores to find the ingredients to make the miso soup. Wegman's, Whole Foods and an Asian Maket. Found everything except for the rutabaga. I got a turnip instead. Is this substitution okay? I have never cooked with either. And I never make soup unless it comes in a can. Thank You!!!
Denise and Jane- I am totally with you. My soup was awful. My boyfriend gagged. I don't know if I made it wrong? I hate the nori too. It was like paper and I couldn't chew it. Am I supposed to be toasting it? Should I try a different brand? Is nori just a fun food or is it really healthy like the plums? Should I try to make myself eat it? The soup was very watery and bland. I would never want that sea salty taste in the morning and I'm reading that the macro folks always eat it for breakfast? I used up all of the cabbage, bok choy and dandelion greens by sauteeing and pairing with mushrooms rice,barley or quinoa. I have never been a big fan of soup. I cook a lot and I have never even made soup before. So maybe it's just me? Can I dilute the miso and pour it over rice? I know it's very good for you, I just don't see myself forcing down soup I don't like daily. Can I use it some other way? And as fot the nori, wakame and kombu?? Is it an aquired taste? Will it grow on us? I DO NOT want to discourage anyone from trying these things. It is all super healthy and chances are, I made it wrong so don't go listenin' to me!
Well I am glad I am not the only one who didn't like it!! Maybe we just haven't tried a better miso blend... My daughter says the Nori will grow on us, she didn't care for it much at first but she really likes it now. The wakame in onigiri seasoning mix. is much better. Let me know if you find a miso that you like...
I'm gonna keep trying. I didn't like the non-dairy milks years ago and now I love them so I am hoping the miso and sea vegetables will grow on me? In the meantime I am just thinking of it as medicine and eating it anyway. I don't like it but I don't hate it either.
i made a very simple miso soup, not the one from the book, and I thought it came out great: simmer 4 cups of water with shredded wakame for 6 minutes. add 1/3 cup of barley miso, 3 scallions and 1/2 of a tofu block cut into cubes. stir and simmer until miso is dissolved. i thought it was great, so did my husband and it was really easy to make. i ate it for dinner and breakfast.