Miso Soup

God, is there anything worse than the first day back to work after a holiday?
After New Years no less?


It’s like Oh My Goddddd…
Do I really need this jobbbbb????

Is anyone ever really excited to go back?
That’s a serious question, people.


Yeah so I’ve been eating Miso Soup off and on for the past two weeks without shame or exhaustion.
Because not only is this shit seriously addictive, it’s probably the only way I’ll ever go back to eating tofu.

Just the blandness of it all, you know?

It’s like eating the tile off the kitchen floor and who the fuck wants to do that?


Nothing against tofu or anything.

I decided to play with my body a few years ago and experiment being a vegan.
I was a vegan for about a year and a half, it was pretty easy actually, but trust me when I say I’ve have given tofu a fucking chance.

And I’m telling you, it’s awful.


You either need some asian or some indian influences to get through that fucking thing and you know I’m right.
Because trying to put tofu in an american recipe..

You ever try putting tofu in a fucking burger? Or on a goddamn pizza?
That shit suuuuuucks.

Put tofu in some Miso Soup though and you’re onto something.
Happy New Year ❤


























Miso Soup


What I Used

¼ cup dried wakame (dried seaweed). 2 tsp dashi granules (get ’em at an asian store). 4 cups water. ½ pound soft tofu (drained & diced). 3 tbsp White Miso.  ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions to garnish (optional).

What I Did

Hydrate the seaweed in warm water for about 10 mins, then drain.
http://ivegotcake.comMeanwhile, fill pot with 4 cups of water and add the dashi.
Bring to a boil.

When boiling, reduce heat to medium and in a separate bowl, add the miso paste and 1 cup of the boiling dashi water.
Mash until smooth with the back of a spoon or a fork.

When the miso is thoroughly integrated, pour the mixture back into the pot.
Add the tofu and drained wakame.
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Simmer for about 5 mins then remove from heat.


Garnish with scallions and serve.
I forgot about the scallions.
This recipe makes about 4 servings.

81 thoughts on “Miso Soup

  1. I was just ruminating on the same thing this morning, going through my emails in search of a long lost Uncle who has been trying in vain to locate me to advise me of my trust fund has been unfruitful, thusly I am here at the office.

    It isn’t a stretch to say that I adore you!

  2. whoever is excited to go back to work after a long holiday weekend either has an awesome job, is really positive about life in general, or belongs in a crazy house.

  3. I am so glad to be back at work because I was reverting back into my former self during college days: partying hard, sleeping, binge watching shows… eating… the laziness!!!

    Haha Anyways…

    This girl LOVES tofu (for the texture) – especially in my soup!

  4. Tofu is one of those things that whenever I see it on a menu I wonder what the hell is wrong with the dish. I assume they’ve just bunged it on the menu to keep the vegans happy and I avoid it like it’s coated with anthrax sprinkles. Maybe I’m being unfair…

  5. Sounds like the perfect, light, I-partied-too-much-too-many-weeks-in-a-row recovery dish. I cannot fathom the first Monday of the new year being something to look forward to — Its nothing but a struggle.

  6. Happy New Year, Dana! I am a miso fanatic, I adore it and put everywhere (and I’m OUT of miso as I’m writing!!! How will I survive until my next trip to the store???). And I’ve never made miso soup! Though it’s so yummy. Yours looks delicious!

      1. Ooooh, you should add it to Asian noodles (I mix it with cooking water, soy sauce, lemon juice, hot pepper flakes, whatever). My new favorite is “negi-miso”, a mixture of leeks (or spring onion), cooked with miso and mirin, it’s so delicious. I also use it to smear bread before adding other ingredients for grilled cheese sandwiches. I just love love love it! I’ve also got a recipe for marinated mushrooms with miso and vinegar on the blog, check it out!

    1. Hahaha, no please stop!
      I’m just another one of the mouth breathing morons out here, please don’t follow me, I’m an idiot

      Seriously though dude, you got to make this. Hit me up if you have any questions whatsoever

  7. Happy New Year lovey. Looks awesome & I’m with you on the shitiness of tofu. NOT a fan. Thanks for sharing, I do love a simple miso soup. Just perfect for repairing the damage I did to my body over the holiday season. Yikes. Xoxo

  8. Happy New Year!

    Oh my god, going back this year was rough and I only had a four-day weekend! I think it’s because I had to actually go into an office, unlike last year, but my day wasn’t awful and I didn’t have to immediately start writing 16 reports so that’s a plus.

    We have a bunch of miso in the fridge so I might try making this soon because lord knows it’s soup season. Also I love your nailpolish!!

  9. Dana, I do believe you are my long lost twin. There is nothing in the WORLD I hate more then dragging my well-dressed black behind into work after the Christmas/New Year Holiday extravaganza of it all. Funny story: all while growing up, I absolutely dreaded going back to school after winter break. Picture it… you are warm and cozy all snuggled up in your comfortable bed while outside there is an idyllic winter scene of gently falling snowflakes slowly drifting onto a blanket of pristine white powder…and then………. BAM! It’s 5 am and your alarm clock is at a 10! You’re cold, you’re tired and you’ve still got to shovel the driveway and wipe off your car before you head to school/work on a treacherous journey filled with surprises like dirty slushy water and black ice. Yep, vacation is OVA! Oh and don’t even think about wearing those snazzy new boots you received over Christmas, they’ll be ruined within a mere 5 seconds of walking outside!

    Now, a word about tofu… You are absolutely right when you say that tofu is only really enjoyable if paired with either Asian or Indian influences. I mean my favorite soup of all time is Sweet n Sour or Hot n Sour or? Well you get my drift. I’ve been smackin’ on that soup since I was a wee little bow tie and had no clue it had tofu in it until I was at least 17 years old. And yes, it was an earth shattering and life changing moment. Wow, I’ve written a lot. Whew! I’m commenting my little black a** off tonight 🙂

    1. Oh my God – you were UP and AWAKE last night, chile, hahahahaha!!!
      But that picture is accurate and THEN some, ESPECIALLY if it’s snowing the night before, bah!!

      Welcome back Mr. Carpenter ❤

  10. Love it. Working at home – which makes things easier – lots of deadlines which are giving me anxiety dreams. First day back teaching, now that will finish me off ….. I reckon miso soup will sort me out – I miss miso soup. Should I admit it? We eat quite a bit of tofu – mainly in mei goreng which is a staple here.

  11. I’m going to have to make this tonight. I have a lot of white miso at home and have been using it in everything but miso soup. That’s just ridiculous. I know what you mean about getting back to work. The only redeeming quality about it is that it provides some semblance of routine rather than staying in pajamas all day and watching sex and the city marathons. 🙂 Happy New Year to you!

  12. You have managed to make tofu look almost acceptable, if not ever so slightly sexy.
    I am blushing.
    No one will ever see me so close to tofu again. I swear.

  13. Happy New Year Dana! I love miso soup! The only way I can eat tofu is in this soup or if it’s fried. Ha! Kudos to you being a vegan. I wouldn’t get past day one (trust me). I love dairy and meat too much. Haha. #NoWillPower

    I’m with you on returning to work after the holiday. I had two weeks off (hence, the lack of posts) and didn’t want to leave my safe haven. I was in lazy mode. Loved it! But someone has to pay these bills. *sigh* I’m working on getting a job where I can work from home at least two days out of the week. Enjoy the rest of your week hon! Xx

    A| https://norulejuststyle.wordpress.com/

  14. I’m with, going back after the holidays sucks! It’s Wednesday and it seriously feels like the longest week. lol! Doesn’t help that temps have cooled off over here.
    The hubs LOVES miso soup, so I will have to make this for him. I don’t know how people eat tofu, it’s so blah. I can only handle it when its mixed with some spices and it has to be the firm tofu. lol!
    Hope your week is going well 🙂

    xo, jackie

    1. This is insanely easy to make Jackie but you MUST make it with soft or silken tofu….I know, I know, sorry.
      Firm tofu just won’t cut it, it doesn’t absorb shit and this miso is too good to not have it seep into the tofu.
      So sad, I know, lol

      1. Fine, i’ll use soft tofu but I won’t like it. lol Kidding! Although, for the record my husband likes soft tofu…he says I’m the picky one. Whatever 🙉

  15. Ok, legit, I was excited to go back. But it’s because we were doing a program with middle schoolers where they made bath bombs. And it was amazing. But that’s legit the only reason I was excited.

    This soup looks amazing. Miso is one of those things that looks so insanely simple. And IS insanely simple. But the ingredients are specific enough that I just literally never have. Clearly, I need to get on that.


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