veggie miso soup

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner,Gluten Free,product review,recipes,Vegan

A couple weeks ago, I made a huge batch of miso soup. We enjoyed that soup for days - I found myself drinking it out of mugs on cold mornings. Better than coffee, I tell ya.

I have never followed a recipe for miso soup, I generally chop up some broth friendly veggies I have on hand, add some miso and broth… taste… adjust… taste… so it was good for me to finally write down a method I sometimes kinda loosely follow.

I recently had the opportunity to try a gluten free soy sauce, Little Soya. In addition to being gluten free, it is non GMO, contains no MSG, and is packed in single serve fish:

Cute, right? Recyclable and resealable – these cute little fishies are good to go! I have tried so many soy sauce products and Little Soya has a very good flavor – which to me is just as important as a gluten free product. The portability is nice as well – we can take this with us to use anywhere we go!

Want to try this yourself? Little Soya will send six readers their own gluten free soy sauce fish!

veggie miso soup

dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan

2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 pint baby portobello mushrooms, chopped fine
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (32 ounce box)
1/4 cup miso paste
3 teaspoons soy sauce (approximately 2 Little Soya fish)
1 tablespoon Nori Komi Furikake
3 green onions, chopped 

In large pot, saute mushrooms in sesame oil. When mushrooms soften, add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat 20 minutes.

Garnish with cheesy jalapeno miso biscuits.

The giveaway – SIX winners, several ways to enter – leave a comment for each:

#1) do you cook with soy sauce often? 

#2) what recipes would you like to see me prepare with soy sauce?

#3) tweet about this giveaway, including a link back to this post (tweet this):

enter to win gluten free soy sauce from @spabettie – SIX winners! –> http://www.spabettie.com/?p=10869

#4) follow Little Soya on twitter

#5) like Little Soya on facebook

Enter through midnight Tuesday November 20th. Winners are selected via random number generator and notified via email on Wednesday November 21st. Winners have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

COMPENSATION WAS PROVIDED BY LITTLE SOYA VIA HELLO HOUSTON MEDIA.  THESE OPINIONS ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE AND ARE NOT THE OPINIONS OF LITTLE SOYA.

 

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) November 16, 2012 at 4:54 am

I was wondering when you’d post this soup recipe after seeing it with the bread. I use soy sauce mostly when doing stir fry dishes. I don’t really think to use it otherwise but I know it imparts big flavor

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2 Heather (Where's the Beach) November 16, 2012 at 4:56 am

I tweeted

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3 Gloria Kersh November 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

#1) do you cook with soy sauce often?
I probably average several times a week since we like stir-fries, hearty soups, stews and such.

Thanks for the chance to win this!

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4 Gloria Kersh November 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

#2) what recipes would you like to see me prepare with soy sauce?
Anything Asia — I love spicy Thai and Schezwan foods

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5 Gloria Kersh November 16, 2012 at 6:16 am

#5) like Little Soya on facebook
Done (I love those little fish!!!!)

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6 Jodie November 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

I love soy sauce, but my daughter is allergic to soy. So we often have to bring our own. We found Coconut Aminos – they are lovely! I am so happy to be making Asian flavors in my kitchen again. Those little fishies are adorable by the way!
Just found your blog through tasty yummies. What a gold mine!

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7 Kristina Sloggett November 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

thank you so much, Jodie – I look forward to getting to know you! (I love the coconut aminos also!)

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8 Lindsay November 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

I cook with soy sauce at least 3x per week!

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9 Lindsay November 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

I would love to see you make an Asian noodle dish with the soy sauce

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10 Lindsay November 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

I follow little soya on twitter

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11 Emily November 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

I usually use Liquid Aminos (because they’re usually naturally gluten free), but I put it in everything! I love making veggie fried quinoa.

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12 Emily November 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’d like to see you use soy sauce in some more Chinese Fake-out recipes!

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13 Caroline November 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

Have you done sushi already? I would love to see you use soy sauce in (or with) some colorful veggie-based sushi rolls.

Also I’m curious: are the fishies reuseable? They remind me of the containers people use in Bento boxes to store dressings and such. If so that would make them even better!

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14 Kristina Sloggett November 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

I make sushi all the time, and long ago I shared here, but I definitely could update with another post, I am more creative with sushi now!

and yes, I think the fish could be reused… they are a sturdy enough plastic. great idea!

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15 Caroline November 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

I guess the tricky part would be figuring out how to get the dressing (or whatever) in such a small bottle.

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16 Kristina Sloggett November 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

oh. yeah. didn’t think of that ;) you could pour the liquid into a bowl, immerse the opening of the fish and push… it might fill up? worth a shot. ;)

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17 chantelle November 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I tweeted, and followed, and liked…. i want some cute fish!!!

https://twitter.com/crgomez/status/269546634520694784

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18 chantelle November 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

and i like to use soy sauce in meat marinades, stir fries, on ramen noodels, in all kinds of soups, and i sometimes make russian dressing with mayo, ketchup, soy sauce and relish.

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19 jobo November 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

yum!! I LOVE MISO!! Must try this :)

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20 Ashley - Baker by Nature November 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I’ve always been curious about making miso soup at home – great inspiration!!!

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21 Becky November 17, 2012 at 2:09 am

I’ve just recently started cooking with soy sauce! I especially like to combine soy sauce and Sriracha :)

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22 Karen November 17, 2012 at 4:53 am

#1 I use soy sauce at least once per week

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23 Karen November 17, 2012 at 4:54 am

I “liked” Little Soya on FaceBook

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24 Nikki November 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I use soy sauce every time I make sticky rice

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25 Nikki November 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I’d like to see you make some more tofu recipes with soy sauce

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26 Shannon C November 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm

i tend to get rid of my csa vegetables by throwing them together in a stir fry, so i’d say i use it quite frequently

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27 Shannon C November 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

i love to see soy sauce snuck into non-asian dishes as a way to add umami flavor… i’d love to see you incorporate this into soups, stews, things like that. :)

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28 Kristina Sloggett November 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

ooh, I DO this, precisely to get that flavor! this soup is a result of that umami flavor, using a tamariblackened broccoli bisque – between the tamari and the shiitakes, it definitely has that savory umami!

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29 Cara November 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I’ve never made miso soup – and yet I have a huge tub of miso in the fridge, what is wrong withe me?!

I have the same cute little bowls too :)

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30 Kristina Sloggett November 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love those bowls ;)

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31 Greta November 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I often cook with tamari but would definitely use this soy sauce since it’s gluten free!

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32 Greta November 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I am interested in seeing how soy sauce can be used in salad dressings

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33 Greta November 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I follow on Twitter- @gretadear

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34 Robin Chesser November 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I liked Littlesoya on Facebook

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35 Robin Chesser November 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I cook with soy sauce at least once a week

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36 Robin Chesser November 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I follow LittleSoya on Twitter

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37 Robin Chesser November 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

How about some recipes with soy sauce and lots of veggies.

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38 Kari M November 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I cook with soy sauce all the time, Asian food is my husband’s favorite type of food. We’d have it every night if it was up to him.

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39 Kristina Sloggett November 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

ha – we go through those ‘Asian food every night’ trends sometimes. making it at home gives you the ability to do that, right? :)

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40 Heather @ Better With Veggies November 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love miso soup – one of my favorite quick meals. I actually don’t use much soy sauce anymore though, as I typically use aminos instead. I do love those little fishies though!

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41 Kristina Sloggett November 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I like aminos too, and I use tamari a lot as well. these fish are fun… :)

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42 Hannah-lyz November 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I love love love soy sauce! I use it every day! On salads at breakfast, in soups, salsas, sauces, stir fries, pasta dishes, on rice… needless to say I’m a bit of an addict! A favourite is to crush some garlic, mix it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lots of soy sauce and black pepper, and use it to dress salads (or dip bread in.. you know you want to…)
Love these little fishies! So cute!

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43 Kristina Sloggett November 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

OOOH that garlicy sauce sounds awesome! … and yes, I would so dip bread in… ;)

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