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“My homemade Miso, Salmon, Tofu, Beansprout Soup” 

We could look on the outward appearance of this soup cup and read “Cambells” and see the soup in the cup and assume it is Campbell’s soup too, but unh unh, it is not.

Being an unwilling insomniac [meaning, I wish I could sleep through the night but it simply doesn’t happen], like so many nights, instead of languishing in bed, restless and wishing I could fall back asleep; instead I get up and try to do something productive. Being quiet with the Lord is always my first desire. And sometimes that can cause me to feel sleepy enough [no offence Lord, but Thank you!] to return to bed. 

Other times I’ve got upcoming, due or overdue assignments to complete so that is what I tackle; ie: articles for Examiner.com, adding new products or updates to a web page, making a new blog post entry, editing photos etc. 

Tonight I awoke near 3pm and as usual, tried to fall back asleep; to no avail. It’s frustrating when I still feel tired and really would like to get my sleeptime in during the night so as not to have to nap during the daytime. So I got up intending to complete a blog post [not this one; this one was a by-product]. 

So once up, I feel gnawings of hunger because I skimped on food yesterday. What to eat, what to eat – so that I feel satiated. Need protein. Ah, I remember the Miso soup I made yesterday. I wasn’t all that crazy about it’s flavor even though I doctored and doctored it with herbs etc. I believed it would would taste better the day after [which is now], like most soups and chowders do. Hubby liked it yesterday, but that’s typical of Hubby. He’s a blessing because he enjoys everything I make, no matter how I rate it [I’m my most serious critic; are you yours too?].

Yes, miso soup sounds like the perfect fit to satiate my hunger gnawings and protein craving and provide many more nourishing nutrients. 

My soups always differ each time I make them, even if the base is the same, because I am a Creative, perhaps even an amateur cooking artist. I LOVE to make our meals, experiment, photograph, write out and create the recipe and then either blog it or keep it in the file for the recipe book[s] I am going to make/publish [more for gifts for family and ]. I am doubly-blessed because Hubby doesn’t place restrictions on our grocery budget AND he enjoys all my experiments, even the flub-ups!

This miso soup had the organic miso paste base and to that

  • Wild-caught salmon fillet
  • Firm Tofu
  • Frozen peas
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Fresh Bean Sprouts
  • Garlic

I prefer to have several kinds of seafood in my miso soup but the salmon fillet was all that was in my freezer today. And sometimes, there’s no seafood at all, just tofu, shallot and a green veggie. 

I won’t share ALL the herbs and flavorings I added; that’s what makes it my unique recipe 🙂

Now, if you would please, return to the top of this post and see the actual photo. One would see soup in a Campbell’s soup cup and rightfully assume it probably is a Campbell’s soup. But, if you know me and my healthy-eating penchant, you would be assured that it would not be Cambell’s soup or probably any commercially-bought soup in that cup in my house because of the ingredients, fat content and artificial ingredients and/or preservatives and because of the exorbitant price one pays for such a small serving of soup. 

I’ve rambled here and without much of any substance. [apology inserted here]. What initially prompted a blog post was when I was actually scooping the soup into the Campbell’s labelled cup and knowing it wasn’t Campbell’s, the Scripture I Samuel 16:7 popped into my mind:

“….for the Lord doesn’t see as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”

Naturally, that word spoken to my spirit/mind was for me to meditate upon. And I will and I will ask Him to show me why He wanted me to hear it. 

Silly blog post, but it’s before 5:00 AM in the morning and I’ve been up for a few hours.

What thoughts did you have while reading this post today?

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