What are those dang new healthy recipe items any way? 2 of 10

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New to healthy eating?

You are probably like I was in the beginning of my healthy eating journey.

I would download and print off recipes that sounded great but there would be items I had no idea what they were much less able to pronounce.

Then trying to locate them was like pulling teeth.

Well, I’m going to list them for you on the next few post, and try to explain what they are, where to find them, how to make at home if it’s possible and even how to pronounce them as well!!!!

Here we go with #2

2.  Miso a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soy beans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae) and sometimes rice, barley, or other ingredients. The result is a thick paste used for sauces and spreads, pickling vegetables or meats, and mixing with soup stock to serve as miso soup, a Japanese culinary staple.

Miso is a healthy addition due to its great source of copper, manganese, vitamin K, protein, and zinc.  It is also rich in enzymes because of the fermentation process and enhances the beneficial bacteria in the food.

I have ordered both the white and red miso online through Amazon. I have seen it at our local organic grocery store, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s as well. If you have a local Asian market, you may be able to find it there as well.

I use it in Dillon’s “non-cheese” sauce I make every couple of weeks and also in the following recipes; The Best Instant Pot Vegan Cheese SauceRoasted Vegetable Lasagna and Hearty One Pot Miso Soup.  It’s great to add to both your vegetable sauté and also as a glaze on your roasted vegetables as a salt alternative.

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  1. Pingback: What are those dang new healthy recipe items any way? 3 of 10 | My 2nd Chapter

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