Archive for September 23rd, 2010

September 23, 2010

Veggies and Steamed Egg in a Ginger Miso Sauce

sometimes when i cook, my main intent is to create something healthy and not tasty. this is not to say that i try to make it taste bAD… i just don’t try very hard to impart any particular flavor.

anyway. these are meals created out of necessity:  i just need something to eat for dinner, and living alone, without anyone to impress, i might as well make something quick, easy, and healthy. you cut back some oil here, some butter there, and the meal just isn’t going to be the same as if you prioritized taste over health.

or so i thought.

i know “good for you” and “tastes good” aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive, but when i don’t inTEND to create something particularly yummy and it turns OUT yummy, i find it is my duty to share it. 😀


  • 1 med head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, julienne
  • 3/4 pack of extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 green onion, chopped finely
  • soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 slice of ginger, julienne
  • 1 pack of dry miso soup mix (i had no miso paste and compromised)
  • chicken broth


  1. cube, dry, and marinate tofu in soy sauce.
  2. chop up veggies, set aside.
  3. lightly fry tofu in large nonstick pan/wok until golden brown. set aside.
  4. re-heat pan, saute garlic in a little bit of oil until fragrant.
  5. add in, mix, and saute veggies in following order: carrots, onions, broccoli.
  6. pour 1/2 cup of broth, toss in ginger, half a pack of miso powder, mix and cover. steam for 5 min.
  7. in a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs, mix in green onion and rest of the pack of miso powder.
  8. remove cover on veggies, salt to taste if needed, then pour in eggs on top. replace cover and steam until eggs are done (~3 min)
  9. remove from heat and serve!

edit: It wasn’t until after i finished consuming this concoction that i realized i drew my inspiration from a certain meal i had at Souen, an organic/microbiotic restaurant in NYC. look it up! good eats.