Let’s Eat | Vegetable Udon Soup

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Soup is always a popular meal at our house. It’s hot, comforting and in this case, filling. Those udon noodles make this soup a meal. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Mild Yellow Miso (I used Trader Joe’s version)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup snow peas, ends trimmed
  • 5 ounces Enoki mushrooms, root end trimmed (you can also use sliced shitake)
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach
  • 2 ounces frozen udon noodles
  • 4 Green Onions, sliced on a diagonal
  • Sriracha to serve (optional)
  • Soy Sauce to serve (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium size stockpot, heat up the vegetable oil and fish sauce over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the miso, ginger and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chicken stock and then bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and then add soy sauce and noodles.
  5. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  6. Add snow peas, mushrooms and spinach then cook for another minute or two.
  7. Transfer to soup bowls and garnish with chopped onions before serving.
  8. Add sriracha and soy sauce to taste.

 

 

DIY Grapefruit Scented Vinegar

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In the last few years, I’ve phased out as many chemical cleaners from my house as possible. I started with my all purpose, general cleaner and started using an plain old vinegar and water recipe. To take it up a knotch, I usually make Lemon Scented Vinegar. I bought a huge bag of grapefruit and while I found a few recipes (here, here and here) to use them up but then you’re left with a lot of rinds. Why throw them out when they are still useful? So, I used my Lemon Scented Vinegar recipe and replaced the lemon rind for grapefruit. It’s a nice smell. Very similar to lemon but a slightly more subtle. It’s a nice change from the norm.

What do you think? Have you tried my DIY Grapefruit Scented Vinegar?