Miso is a smooth, dark puree made from either beans or grain or a combination of both. Typically it is made from soybeans, barley or rice and sea salt which has aged over a period of several months or years. The ingredients are first cooked and then inoculated with koji, a special mold that promotes the fermentation process. The mixture is placed in wooden barrels and allowed to sit for a year or more, similar to making wine.
Miso has a salty, sweet taste and is very delicious and is used in making soups, aging pickles, preparing sauces and spread and for occasional seasonings in place of sea salt in cooking. It also contains living organisms that aid in the digestion of grain. It also strengthens the blood and provides a nutritious balance of complex carbohydrates, essential oils, protein, vitamins, and minerals. According to legend, miso was a gift from the gods to ensure humanity's health, longevity and happiness and has been an important food in the Far East since the beginning of civilization and is now becoming popular in the United States.
A number of important benefits are:
The word MISO itself means “source of taste" MI means “taste" and SO means “source". A bowl of miso soup is soothing, relaxing, and stimulates the appetite. I have it for breakfast everyday (well most everyday). I feel renewed afterwards, having it in the morning sets the atmosphere for the entire day. It took a while getting used to, but now I feel so much better.
The variety of Miso soups you can prepare in the kitchen are limitless. Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Carrot, onion, wakame,
2. Summer squash and corn,
3. Noodle and Pasta,
4. Cream of Mushroom,
5. Creamy Parsnip,
By leaning how to create balance with soup, our day begins on a harmonious note and contributes to deep feelings of enjoyment, satisfaction and wholeness.
Me so happy!
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