Miso Buttercream


Miso Buttercream*

Yield 1 1/2 Cups

Top your favorite chocolate cupcakes with this tasty Miso Buttercream made with our Miso Master Organic Traditional Red Miso!



  1. In a medium sized bowl. mix the butter with the miso until smooth, using a handheld electric mixer at medium speed.
  2. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the lemon verbena.
  3. This delicious concoction can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  4. Allow to soften at room temperature before serving.


* February 2013 Food & Wine

For a vegan version try Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread in place of butter.

Courses Spreads


Miso Butter


Miso Butter

Yield 1 Cup

Enjoy this tasty twist to a buttery spread made with our Miso Master Organic Mellow White, Sweet White or Traditional Red Miso. Our Miso Master Organic Sweet White and Mellow White Miso are lower in sodium and lighter in flavor and works great for Miso Butter on whole grain toast. Our longer aged Traditional Red Miso would be tasty for a Miso Butter flavoring tofu salad or thinned for a sauce. 



  1. Cream the first 2 ingredients together. 
  2. Mix in the remaining 3 ingredients for a fantastic topping on grilled tofu, tempeh, fish or chicken. This also makes a flavorful baked potato filling.
  3. For a yummy sauce over vegetables, thin with water or vegetable stock to desired consistency. Toss over steamed broccoli, grilled zucchini or yellow squash, sautéed greens, or green beans.
  4. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Courses Spread

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Mushroom Barley Stew


Miso Mushroom Barley Stew

Mushroom Barley Stew

Yield 4 Servings

Enjoy this classic warming winter Mushroom Barley Stew with our tasty Emperor's Kitchen Organic Shiitake Mushrooms and seasoned with Miso Master Organic Traditional Red Miso




  1. Wash barley and place in a large pot along with shiitake mushrooms, water, and kombu. Soak for 3 hours.
  2. Remove kombu and discard or reserve for another use. Remove and slice shiitake, and return to pot. Bring to a boil, add salt and bay leaf. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onion until transparent. Add carrot and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. After simmering soup for 1 hour or so, add oregano, sautéed vegetables, and a little more water if necessary. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Dilute the miso in a little water and add to the stew.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with minced parsley or scallion if desired.

Courses Stew

Miso Minestroni




Miso Minestrone with Miso Master Organic Traditional Red Miso

Yield 6 Servings

What's more warming (and satisfying) than a hearty winter Minestrone stew seasoned with Miso Master Organic Traditional Red Miso served with freshly baked organic corn bread!



  • 3 cups water
  • ¾ cup carrots, chopped
  • ¾ cup zucchini, sliced
  • 1½ Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp fennel seed, Ground
  • ½ Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup Miso Master Organic Traditional Red Miso
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • ¾ cup celery, Chopped
  • 1 cup onion, Chopped
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 1½ cups wagon wheel pasta
  • 2 Tbsp cooking sherry
  • 3 Tbsp soy Sauce


  1. In a large soup pot, combine water, tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Heat to a boil and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Add pasta and cook until pasta is done. Remove from heat.
  3. Mix miso, sugar, sherry and soy sauce in a separate bowl. Add to soup, stir and serve.

Courses Soup


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