A vegetarian take on the Chinese chicken salad of my youth. Toss shredded lettuces and cabbage, lots of cilantro, green onions, and the protein of your choice with a strong sesame-soy dressing punctuated with the bite of hot mustard. Forever one of my favorite salads.
A show-stopper miso soup made with a spicy broth punched up with garlic, ginger and chile paste. To that you add cubed potatoes, chopped cabbage and summer produce like cherry tomatoes, basil, and corn.
Vegetarian or vegan ramen can absolutely be as good as its meat-based counterparts. You introduce your favorite noodles to a rich, miso-scallion nut-milk broth. Add a blitz of seasonal toppings, and spicy turmeric oil to finish.
Make this seed pâté when you want something in your refrigerator that can easily assimilate into just about any snack or meal. The base is made of seeds that have been soaked for a stretch and then blended into a creamy, full-bodied puree. In this instance I've worked in fresh herbs and garlic, but it's not hard to imagine many different ways to approach the base. Finish seed pate with a bit of miso - for flavor, seasoning, and easy nutritional boost.