Sweet Miso SooFoo {Recipe}

I switched around my workouts yesterday to try to fit in more stuff in less time. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out quite as I had in my head, so 6 miles turned into 3.25 miles…and I was still late for bible study. I never seem to plan enough time to get ready to run & then clean up after a run.

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I also seem to be struggling with outdoor exercise and the pollen right now – anyone else? The tree pollen in Atlanta has died down significantly (that bright, neon green stuff), but whatever is in the air right now is really making it hard for me to breathe on my runs. I feel like outdoor workouts are so much harder than they should be.

Thank goodness we have some good air filters indoors, so my indoor workouts are a lot better. Otherwise, I think I’d be feeling very out of shape right now! ;)

How are your workouts going this week?

The pollen count may be high, but I still have a great recipe to share to help fuel your workout endeavors! Today’s recipe is made with a new product of blended grains and lentils called “SooFoo®” or “Super Good Foods”, which I was sent last month to test & review.

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What is SooFoo®?

… [The ] “perfect” combination of 9 ingredients including: Long Grain Brown Rice, Brown Lentils, Wheat Berries, Oats, Barley, Black Lentils, Rye Berries, Green Lentils and Buckwheat.

When I got my bag to try out, I was surprised to see that they sent me a “SooFoo®” cooker (or rice cooker) to go with the product. They must have known that I didn’t have a rice cooker and have been cooking “the old fashioned way” on the stovetop. I have to say, it’s awesome to put the grains in the cooker with water and walk away. Why has it taken me this long to own a rice cooker?!

During our first test, we cooked the grains alone and added no seasoning to really taste the flavors. It was OK, but it definitely needed something to spice it up and give it more.

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When I made this last week, I paired it with Buffalo Tofu (recipe to come) and spiced it with a sweet & savory mix to bring out the flavors of the grains without masking the taste. The result was a perfect complement to the spicy buffalo sauce, although it would also be good with milder flavors.

Sweet Miso SooFoo®

by Heather Blackmon

Keywords: side vegan vegetarian nut-free

Ingredients

For the grains

  • 1 cup uncooked SooFoo®
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s Aminos or Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

Prepare SooFoo® according to package directions (I used a rice cooker), combining grains, water, salt, and oil.

In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients.

Combine cooked SooFoo® and sauce, mix well.

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This has got to be one of the easiest recipes I’ve posted on the blog – don’t you think?

Would I buy SooFoo® Yes! It’s a nice blend of grains and I enjoy the texture of these combined together. You could also create your own blend, but sometimes I like having a product that has already been combined for me.

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Questions for you:

  • Are you bothered by seasonal allergies at all?
  • Do you have a rice cooker?

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Full disclosure: I received a package of SooFoo® and the rice cooker for free in exchange for an honest review. I wasn’t paid for this post, only honest opinions on a new product.

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  1. says

    Oddly enough I’m bothered LESS by seasonal allergies when I’m out running often. This year I’ve been running so much less since I’ve been working on LiveFit instead and my allergies SUCK. :(

    I’m with you on the time thing. I suck at making it back in time for stuff. I was going to cram in a workout over lunch, but I bet I’ll be late.

    • says

      Man – I’m jealous then, I don’t feel like I’ve taken off outdoor run for enough time that it should have mattered.

      Did you make it back after your lunch workout today? :)

  2. says

    Oh my goodness. I don’t know what I would do without my rice cooker :) So happy you have one finally :)

    I would love SooFoo! I must try. And awesome sauce recipe! Thank you love

    • says

      I understand that feeling now, I can’t believe how long I did it the timing way. Love being able to walk away.

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe! :)

  3. says

    oooh, I would LOVE soofoo!! I want to try this. your recipe looks great, I love miso.

    and no, I don’t have a rice cooker :(

    I HAVE been affected by allergies lately – I am so stuffed up!

    • says

      I’ve been having fun with miso recently – it’s so delicious and I have three different varieties in the fridge! You need to get a rice cooker now too – we’ve been left behind!

  4. says

    Never heard of this brand. Looks awesome, just wish it didn’t include wheat berries. I’m not celiac, but I avoid wheat due to a wheat intolerance. Maybe cooked wheat berries in this mix wouldn’t bother me. Looks delish!

    I do have a rice cooker and use it almost every day. I cannot cook rice on the stove to save my life, what can I say?

    • says

      Oh man, I didn’t think of the wheat berries, sorry to hear that! I’m not really up on the different ways you can ensure it doesn’t affect you, sorry. :(

      Rice on the stove actually isn’t hard, but you have to monitor it a LOT more than just throwing stuff in a rice cooker.

  5. says

    The pollen is totally killing us all in my house.. including my dog. he is pom with a short nose which gets a bit blocked up and he comes to me for help. And i just open his mouth. he doesnt know he can breathe though his mouth when his nose isnt working.!
    i hadnt heard of Soofo, it sounds like a filling and balanced meal.

  6. says

    That sauce sounds HEAVENLY. Considering I just bought a giant tub of miso (and have only cooked with miso ONCE), I need to get on this…quickly.

    In other news, I finally got a rice cooker for Christmas. I have not opened it because I don’t want my roommates to use it and break it.

    I am an awful person.