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Miso Soup

Miso SoupOne of my favorite soups is served at a restaurant in Morrisville, PA called Concerto Fusion.

It’s a totally yummy spicy seafood miso soup that for some reason only appears on the takeout menu.

I order it every time I’m there, but that’s just not enough for me.

While I try to figure out how they make this fantastic soup, I’ve also been playing around with a more standard version of miso soup.

Now I get that some people are scared off by the double threat of tofu and seaweed but you’ve got to give this soup a chance.

Once you do, I guarantee you’ll be back for more!

Miso Soup

1 package extra-firm tofu

1 c. shitake mushrooms, sliced

2 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons miso paste

1 18 oz container of vegetable stock

¼ c. green onions (2 stalks)

Gently press as much excess water as possible out of the tofu using paper towels.

Bring the vegetable stock to a boil over high heat, add mushrooms, cover and reduce heat to medium.  Cook for 2-4 minutes.

Add the soy sauce and miso paste, bring soup back to a boil.

While the soup cooks, slice the tofu into small pieces, less than ½ inch square.

Add the tofu to the soup, cover and reduce heat.  Cook for 3 minutes.

Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.

 

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I Double Dog Dare You

I can get a little kid to try almost any food without resorting to bribery or dares.

Tofu? Devoured it.

Sushi? Slurped it up.

Channa Masala? It’s our new Hakuna Matata.

I’ve gotten little kids – ages 3 to 6 – to try all of these things. If I’ve learned one thing from my experiences overseas it’s this: if you’re hungry enough, you’ll try anything.

Now before you imagine that I have cruelly deprived my child or other children from food in order to get them to try new things, you’re mistaken. I’m the first person to yell, “Let’s make popcorn,” when I babysit for friends’ or relatives’ children.

But on rare occasions, I also manage to convince these little kids to snap out of their chicken nugget ruts and try something new.

Of course, it may have had something to do with the presentation of the food!

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