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Turns out that a bowl of delicious miso soup may burn belly fat. Since this is great news and since it's still National Soup Month, I thought I'd pass on this great little recipe. You could always make miso soup with an instant packet (just add water), but a homemade version is going to be a little heartier and taste a lot better. Unfortunately you will need to find miso paste (try Whole Foods or some place like that), but if you can track it down, it'll be worth it. To check out a recipe for vegetable miso soup, read more



Vegetable Miso Soup
From The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

6 cups (1.5 L) Vegetable stock
6 cups (1.5 L) Water
1/2 cup (125 mL) Medium soybean miso
1 Pkg (12 oz/375 g) extra-firm tofu, cut in 1/4-inch (5 mm) cubes
2 cups (500 mL) Sliced mushrooms
1 Sheet nori (optional)
2 Carrots, sliced
3 cups (750 mL) Broccoli florets

In large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring vegetable stock and water to boil. Dissolve miso in 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; whisk miso mixture into pot.

Stir in cubed tofu and sliced mushrooms; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in shallow airtight containers for up to 2 days. Reheat to continue with recipe.)

If using nori, cut sheet into 3- x 1/4-inch (8 cm x 5 mm) strips with scissors; add to stock mixture in pot.

Add sliced carrots and broccoli florets; cook for about 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp.

Nutritional Info:
Per serving: about 105 cal, 8 g pro, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 11 g carb, 3 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 1,128 mg sodium. % RDI: 9% calcium, 12% iron, 48% vit A, 23% vit C, 14% folate.

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