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Miso Soup


1 tb Sesame oil
2 ea Celery stalks, sliced
1 md Carrot, sliced
2 ea Garlic cloves, minced
1 c Vermicelli
1 md Turnip, diced
2 bn Scallions, chopped 1 1/2 c Mushrooms, chopped
3/4 c Snow peas
1 c Mung bean sprouts
2 tb Dry sherry
1 tb Rice or white vinegar
2 ea Tofu cakes, diced
4 tb Miso


Bring 5 c of vegetable stock to a boil. Lower heat & add sesame oil, celery, carrot & garlic. Cover & simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. In the meantime, cook the noodles separately til lal dente. Drain & set aside.

Add turnip & white parts of scallions to the stock pot. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add rest of the ingredients except tofu, miso & noodles & simmer, covered, till cooked. Add the noodles & tofu. Remove from heat.

Dissolve miso thoroughly in 1/2 c warm water. Stir into soup. Serve immediately.