Archive for June, 2012

Hi Everybody,

Today, I would like to touch on how to make a “Healthy” Miso Soup without worrying about sodium.

By adding “some” ingredients, Miso Soup can become an even healthier soup.

Miso Soup Ingredients:

 Miso Paste – You can buy a miso paste from an Asian food section in grocery stores, healthy shops, Japanese, Korean and Chinese grocery stores. There are several kinds of miso pastes – a white, red and blended miso. Personally, I like a blended miso (called “awase miso” in Japanese), that is a combination of two or more different types of miso pastes.

 Dashi – It is a stock you can buy from Japanese grocery stores, but it is okay without using dashi too.

 Tofu (silky or firm)

 Seaweed (Wakame)

 Vegetables if you like



There is a traditional proper way to make a miso soup, but my way is super easy…!

1. Boil water in a sauce pan, put in dashi (optional), and cook vegetables and Tofu for about 10 minutes.

2. Put dried wakame (seaweed), turn off the heat and take out a big tablespoon of the Miso Paste and dissolve it in the sauce pan. (Adjust the amount of miso as you like.)

3. Turn on the heat and cook for a few minutes.

I know people worry about the content of sodium in the miso soup.

But in the case with miso soup, you can discharge unnecessary sodium out of your body

by adding some ingredients with a higher content of potassium and fiber.

One of the best ingredients is Wakame (seaweed).

When you eat Wakame, potassium containing in the Wakame is decomposed due to the acid in the stomach.

Then, the potassium is absorbed into the body, but the rest of the Wakame absorbs sodium and goes out of the body.

In this way, unnecessary sodium will not remain in your body.

A lot of vegetables contain potassium too, so you would not have to worry about the salt content, if you put them in the miso soup.

When I make a miso soup, I like to put tofu, Wakame and 3-4 different kinds of vegetables such as carrot, spinach, white radish, and shallot.  This is actually a good nutritious meal by itself.

I would not recommend an instant miso soup although it is very easy because it tends to include a lot of artificial flavours.

Hope you will enjoy making a healthy miso soup at home.

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo


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Hi Everybody,

It seems the global economy looks very unstable, and a lot of changes are happening in the workplace.

People were saying that Australia was doing well although things were not good overseas.

But unfortunately, Australia cannot manoeuver the economic downturn this time 😦

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Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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