Nutritional Snack – Edamame 

Edamame are a great nutritional snack.  I ate them first on a trip to Japan a few years ago.  Normally they are hard to find in the regular supermarkets.  We were fortunate on our trip to Costco recently to find them being sold there , so now when I feel like a light meal or snack I just heat these up in some salty water.

Edamame (which means stem bean) is an immature soybeans in the pod, it is also popular in the cuisine of China, Korea and Hawaii.   

Edamame and other preparations of soybeans are rich in protein, dietary fiber, and micronutrients, particularly folate, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin K   The balance of fatty acids in 100 grams of edamame is 361 mg of omega-3 fatty acids to 1794 mg of omega-6 fatty acids. Source : Wikipedia 

Vegan Food – Japanese

Love Japanese food because they have very different food on offer than I am normally used too. Like miso, many different types of bean curd and food like edamame.
Edamine is also a good source of Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.
Also had some agedashi Tofu which is so delicious too…

Recipe – Vegan Red Miso Soup

I am in love with miso and it takes me back (as do most foods) to my travelling time around the world.
Originally, I bought the miso to make vegan cheeses which I made meltable cheddar and meltable
mozzarella both turned out well and delicious on toast, nachos, pizza and pasta !! I had about
1 cup of the red miso leftover. Today I needed something quick tasty and a new recipe. Miso Soup.
Very easy to make and super tasty !!
Vegan Red Miso Soup
4 C (1 litre) vegan stock
3 medium size mushrooms
1/4 cup (75g) red miso paste
150g firm tofu, cut into cubes
3 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced

Place the vegan stock in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. reduce heat to low.
Add the mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add the tofu and cook for a further 1 minute or until heated
through. Place the miso paste in a small bowl and stir until the miso dissolves.
Add the miso mixture to the saucepan and gently stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. remove from heat.
Ladle miso evenly among serving bowls. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.