Miso Soup – Vegan

So I kept hearing about miso, I mean everywhere, so I took it as a sign and decided to make some. From looking it up and coming across the amazing minimalist baker,  I gave it a whirl and made a fair few modifications. IMG_6607.jpgIt doesn’t look to great but it is the most comforting tasty soup I have made.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 handfuls of chestnut mushrooms
  2. 1 large white/yellow(whatever you call it) onion
  3. 2 large stalks(?) of celery
  4. handful of beansprouts
  5. handful of peas and carrots
  6. 1 cup of green peppers
  7. 1 1/2 cup of tofu
  8.  4 tablespoons of miso paste
  9. 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  10. 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  11. 1 portion of vermicelli rice noodles (I used regular noodles the second time so it doesn’t really matter)
  12. handful of kale
  13. handful of mixed seaweed

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Method:

  1. fry onion, mushrooms, celery and add in garlic powder and soy sauce until slightly softened.
  2. adding in the rest of the ingredients, accept for the seaweed and noodles
  3. boiling some water separately, either in kettle of separate pot, adding the miso  paste to the water and mixing so it’s smooth, it just helps to make sure there’s no lumps of miso floating around
  4. adding in enough water to cover the ingredients and leave to cook for about 20 mins
  5. add in seaweed and noodles about 5 mins before serving just to soften them and combine the flavour.

and that is that! It’s so easy and such a ‘mom makes for you when your sick’ kind of soup.

Let me know if you try it, I’d love to see 🙂

Thanks for reading, xx

 

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Vegan Protein Bliss Balls

So after starting to make date bliss balls, I realized I didn’t have enough dates, then I remembered one day I put too much protein in my protein shake and it became really thick. I made a thick protein mixture that was basically mouse which set really well.

This recipe includes protein powder as a thickener, if you don’t have the protein powder you could replace it with an avocado mouse or a protein of your choice.

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Ingredients:

-Handful of dates

-1 Cup oats (I blended them so it became a flour)

-1/2 cup almond meal (again just blended almonds)

-1/2 cup cashew meal

-1/2 cup flax/linseed meal

-2 heaped scoops of protein powder

-200 ml of non-dairy milk (I used soy milk)

-1/2 cup cocoa powder

– 2 tbsp of soy milk, separate from the rest

-1/2 cup of desiccated coconut

 

Method:

  1. Blend up the oats in  blender till it becomes a powder an then pour into a large mixing bowl
  2. Repeat this step with  the cashews, flax seeds and almonds.
  3. Mix the 2 tbsp of milk and dates till it smooth.
  4. Combine the protein powder, milk and cocoa powder and blend.
  5. mix together all the ingredients until it becomes near to a cookie dough.
  6. On a plate add the coconut and a small bit of coco powder for coating the balls.
  7. wetting your fingers to grab the dough like mixture so it doesn’t stick, roll some between your finger tips then placing it on the plate and roll in the mixture with your finger tips.
  8. Then you just have to try to let them set overnight without eating them

and that is it!

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Thanks for reading guys, if you try this recipe, let me know.

xxx