June 10, 2008

Sandwich Least Likely To Appear In a Dunkin Ad


I got this idea from someone, on some blog, I don't remember which, talking about eating miso in ways other than soup. (Does that count as giving credit? Geez) And so I tried this as a snack and it pretty much rocks– it also quells my sometimes desire to run to Dunkin Donuts for a creamcheese fix.

There are three components to my happy snack:

A Sprouted Grain Bagel

Way healthier than any other kind of bagel, even whole wheat. I get an onion poppyseed kind but there are lots. Ezekial is the main brand I know of, although I think I've been buying another cheaper brand I can't remember right now. They're in the freezer section.

An Avocado
Avocado has good fats, the kind that keep your bones from creaking but your belly slim. Way better than fatty cow products if you ask me.

A Spoonful of Miso

Any kind! I like dark barley miso but I'm not the boss of you. Miso is great for digestion, fyi.

Mash the avocado with about half a Tablespoon of miso in a bowl using a fork. You can use more miso but start small and add to taste. It can get salty fast. When well combined, spread onto a toasted bagel. And if you are the person that gave me this idea, please shout it out!

10 comments:

Ellen Claire said...

I love the ad you made. And that snack sounds amazing, I'm totally making that for breakfast tomorrow.

Lo said...

mmm. Here's a second on the cute ad! And the virtues of miso!

We love miso as an alternative to butter for garlic bread. I don't remember who turned me on to that concept, but it works well with a light/golden miso.

Michelle said...

@lo - ooh! just light miso mixed with garlic? do you put it in the oven like normal garlic bread or do you toast it first, then spread on the miso?

kathryn said...

What a good idea to use miso as a spread. Tasty, good for you, low in fat and so much better than using butter. I shall be trying this.

cookinpanda said...

Oh this sounds so good. Another good trick is to mix the miso with tahini and some silken tofu for a nice spread. I like the idea of using avocado though.

zandria said...

Interesting idea! I never thought about buying miso and using it like this. I guess if I just branched out a little bit...(or COOKED once in a while...) :)

Michelle said...

@cookinpanda – that sounds great! i love tahini. i've also recently started blending miso into homemade salad dressings. i feel a definite miso trend coming on...

lifeinrecipes said...

I love this combo. It is frequently my breakfast with some Kavli crackers. I'm known to eat miso right ot of the jar, especially when it is the glorious chunky stuff from South River Miso.

Dancer said...

This sounds delish! I love anything avocado, and adding miso can only make it better. Super excited to try this!

sarena said...

The other day I made some carrots in a miso sauce. More info (and a pic) on this blog post:
http://sarenasworld.blogspot.com/2008/09/friday.html