Saturday, March 29, 2014

Instant Miso and Wakame Soups from San-J are Perfect for a quick lunch,dinner, snack or even breakfast

Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for the purpose of this review.  The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. 

Have you ever considered an Asian style breakfast as something different and fun for your family or yourself?  A savory breakfast is the norm in Japan.  I tried eggs recently with soy sauce and loved it.  It is kind of a nice twist on the usual ho-hum breakfast to try something different. San-J has just launched a yummy line of Miso and Wakame soups that are perfect for any time of day including breakfast.  I was so excited to try these since I love both miso and wakame. 

San-J is a well known company who makes high quality products including miso.  They just created an amazing new line of instant Japanese Miso and Wame soups that you can prepare in a flash. Perfect for those days when you need a warm meal for breakfast, lunch dinner or even a snack.  San-J has also included two very important updates...they have sleek new packages and the recipes are now totally gluten-free.  Not only that...they are an all-natural product too. A real trifecta of a meal option in my mind.

Miso and Wakame were always top on my list whenever we went out to Asian restaurants but they always seemed like a huge to-do to prepare at home. I don't know why, I really am an amazing cook. I cook many international dishes too.  Miso and wakame soups just seemed like they were a big project. San-J makes it so easy to have a warm cup or bowl of soup anytime.  I love that you can enjoy these yummy and fast soups for breakfast, lunch or dinner without stepping out of the house. 

It has been so chilly here in the mid-Atlantic that I welcomed a hot Asian breakfast the other morning. I scrambled up an egg and added a bit of San-J Soy Sauce in a flash. I added my water to my cup of Instant Miso soup and had a warming breakfast in less than 5 minutes on a workday.  It was really nice...and delicious!

All you need for a delicious and light meal is 8 fluid ounces of boiling hot water and a mug or bowl.  Consider adding some Asian style noodles of your choice, a few slices of scallion or a few squares of fresh tofu for a more substantial meal.  I would pair a cup of soup with a side of scrambled eggs with San-J soy sauce. Yum!  Think about tucking a soup packet into your purse or tote bag for a quick snack at work too. 
I was impressed to hear some thoughts from one of my favorite health and wellness leaders, Andrea Donsky about these new soups too.
“These are great go-to soups anytime of the day, even breakfast, not only because they are delicious and easy to make, but also because they contain nutritionally rich ingredients,” says Andrea Donsky, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the leading health and wellness site,  “Miso is a fermented food that helps to improve digestion. It's also high in antioxidants that help strengthen our immune system. Wakame contains important minerals that provide our bodies with magnesium, iodine, iron and calcium which so many of us lack."

What are Miso and Wakame really? Traditional miso soup starts with dashi which is a simple boiled fish stock base. It is slowly simmered and miso paste is added to it along with tofu and wakame seaweed.  A bit of chopped green onions are added just before serving. Wakame soup is a seaweed based soup that is chock full of nutrients. It includes shiitake mushrooms, sesame seeds and a bit of black pepper. San-J's special Wakame recipe includes their 100% soy Tamari Soy Sauce. It is wonderful because it is vegan and Gluten Free.

San-J International was founded in 1804 by the Sato family in Mie, Japan. San-J is still family-run with Takashi Sato in the helm as the current President and eight generation member of the founding family.  They starting brewing their first Tamari in Henrico, Virginia in 1987, continuing their 200 year tradition of Japanese brewing mastery. 

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and  believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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