Whole Food, Plant-Based: Day 35 (and my first recipe!)

Wow! Time is flying by. It seemed to be going by so slowly at first when I was still craving bacon cheeseburgers and buffalo wings. I thought I would never get to the point where it would begin to get easier. Just like breaking up with a long-term significant other the pain was excruciating at first, and then it began to diminish. I know… that was a horrible metaphor.


I've always loved miso soup, which I would always have just prior to scarfing down some sushi. I decided to make my own version of miso soup today, and it was pretty tasty. Here's the recipe:


Purple Miso Soup

  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 cups of low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 head of purple cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 carrot, sliced on an angle
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 package dried wild mushrooms
  • 1 package firm tofu, cubed
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp of wakame
  • 1/3 cup of red miso

1. Add the water and vegetable broth to a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Add the cabbage, carrot, green onions, and leak. Reduce heat and boil for 45 minutes.

2. Place the dried mushrooms in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak for 30 minutes.

3. Place the wakame in a bowl, add cold water until covered. Soak for at least 20 minutes.

4. Remove mushrooms from the bowl and add to the soup pot at 30-minute mark. Strain water from the bowl into the soup pot.

5. Add wakame to soup pot at 35-minute mark. 6. Add miso to a bowl, ladle approximately two cups of liquid from soup pot into the bowl, and whisk until miso is dissolved.

7. Add miso/liquid mixture and tofu to the soup pot, remove from heat, and stir thoroughly.

8. Steep 5 to 10 minutes, then serve.

The first recipe I’ve ever written. Won't’ be winning any culinary awards, but I like it.


Welcome to my blog! After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I switched to a whole food, plant-based diet. The results have been amazing! By changing my eating habits I’ve been able to reverse type 2 diabetes, get off of my blood pressure medications, end chronic heartburn, eliminate gout, lose 70 pounds, and enjoy life!

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