Saturday's Recipe: Miso Soup

Although I haven't posted my last two Saturday creations, I have made them. I promise.

Life has been a whirlwind with my brother in laws wedding one weekend and then my husband gone all last week. But, I made them. Took pictures. Ate them. And finally, I'm sending one out to share.

I love Miso Soup. Especially when I am under the weather. While my husband is out of town, the trend has always been that a stomach bug travels through the house. (Please pray for us, he's going to be out of town a lot this month.) So I made Miso soup. From scratch. Vegan style.

Here it is. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Vegan Miso Soup
10 cups water
2 Sheets of Kombu Seaweed (I cut each sheet into 3 pieces )
8 whole shiitake mushrooms
4 big pinches of Wakame Seaweed (or to liking)
5 Tablespoons Sake
5 Tablespoons Mirin
6 Tablespoons Tamari or Bragg's Liquid Aminos,  or Coconut Aminos
5 to 6 Tablespoons Miso paste
6 oz firm tofu cubed (I like mine cubed small)
Sliced green onions to garnish

1. Put water, Kombu, and shiitake in big stock pot and let them just sit and ponder life for 30-minutes to an hour.
2. Bring pot to boil. When it reaches boiling point, let it boil for about 5 minutes.
3. Pull Kombu and mushrooms out.
4. Slice mushrooms when cool enough and throw back in pot. I composted the Kombu but you can toss it in trash if you don't compost. Just don't put back in pot.
5. Add Sake, Mirin and Tamari.
6. Add Wakame and let it boil for a couple of minutes.
7. Turn down to low heat.
8. Add Miso paste and tofu.
9. Heat until warmed through.
10. Serve in bowls with green onions as garnish on top.

It went really well with the Hand Rolls we made for the Happy Herbivore Abroad Recipe-a-Day Challenge.

And I found out that the Kitchen Shadow has an amazing talent for rolling Sushi. He is now our Resident Sushi Artist!


Little bites of my week remembered

We have a new family member! We couldn't be happier. I have a new sister and my kids have a new aunt. She is a gem! Isn't she gorgeous? (Yes, my boys are dressed as the 10th and 11th Doctors)

Aren't they precious? This is a picture of the first few steps together as a married couple.

The Spy created a new Doctor. I guess we will call him the 12th Doctor. Do you like his Sonic Screwdriver. I like how the Doctor toned it down and made his screwdriver unsuspicious. Very Spy like indeed.


He delights me. And his father does as well. How could you not love those faces?

Yep. The Garden Shadow. Beautiful. This tiny moment of her sitting  so sweetly. I never want to forget it.

My oldest. I call her The Artist. She is breathtaking. And very difficult to capture on film. I got her!

Bubble Wars. The best part of the night. People got fierce with their bubbles.

The morning of their wedding, my orchid bloomed. A kiss from God. And that is what I consider the wedding and celebration of our growing family. A kiss from God. So beautiful. And these little moments... I am so glad I have a place to document it. I never want to forget. The looks on their faces. All of our faces as we embrace each other. Our family. Our beautiful, wacky, fun-loving family.

That was the highlight of my week. How about you? What are you wanting to never forget and embrace from this past week?