Ginger Miso Soup with Tokyo Turnips

Ginger Miso Soup with Tokyo Turnips / @loveandlemons

I’ve had this one in the queue for a little while now. Which isn’t normally the way I work, but I knew this humble healthy soup would get little love in between all of the sparkly & sprinkl-ey holiday recipe madness. So I saved it especially for this week – otherwise known as the soupiest, salad-iest week on the internet.

Turnips are a little new for me. I can’t say that I ever didn’t like them, but I never really went out of my way to eat them. Lately, they’ve been catching my eye at the farmers market and I haven’t been able to get enough. Pink, white, roasted… but I especially like them simmered down into soups like this one. Their bitterness subsides as they soften and soak up the broth.

Ginger Miso Soup with Tokyo Turnips / @loveandlemonsGinger Miso Soup with Tokyo Turnips / @loveandlemons

Oh, and not pictured here – are those beautiful turnip greens that I chopped up, set aside, and sadly left out of the photo above (oops). Add them (or any other greens you like) during the last 10 or so minutes of the simmering time - just long enough for them to wilt. And like most soups, this one gets better the longer it sits. (It was especially good around day 2 or 3 and it reheats perfectly).

whole foods $75 giveaway

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Here’s a gift everyone could probably use – a $75 gift card to Whole Foods!

Go stock up on fancy mushrooms (or whatever you want)… leave a comment below and tell me your favorite way to cook with mushrooms. And if you don’t like mushrooms, well then you’re not eligible (kidding!!).

Not sure what to make with mushrooms? Try one of these:
Walnut-mushroom veggie burgers (from us)
Rosemary mushroom chickpea ragout (The First Mess)
Mushroom & chard bruschetta (Whole Foods)
Mushroom millet leek frittatas (Sprouted Kitchen)
Roasted king oyster mushrooms (Food & Wine)
Mixed mushroom soup (Whole Foods)
Cheesy brussels sprouts (& mushroom) lasagna (How Sweet it is)
Mushroom & kale grilled cheese (Foodie Crush)
Kale, mushroom, and ricotta calzones (Two Peas & Their Pod)

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Caroline, the winner. Thanks for all of your comments & wonderful mushroom ideas!