Friday, January 26, 2018

Barley Miso Soup (with Seitan and Celery)

Hi everyone! I threw together a soup this week; it turned out OK but could definitely be improved upon (more spice in the seitan for one thing). Here’s what I did… 

Barley Miso Soup (with Seitan and Celery)

2 cups water
¼ cup barley
1 tablespoon miso paste
¼ cup vital wheat gluten
¼ cup water
dash smoked paprika
dash pepper
2 stalks celery, diced

As you bring the water (2 cups), barley, and miso to a boil in a saucepan, combine the vital wheat gluten, water (¼ cup), paprika, and pepper to make the seitan; knead for 5 min and then separate into small pieces and add to the soup, along with the celery. Cover and simmer for about 1 hr, stirring occasionally.

The leftovers the next day were better :)

Here’s Cringer hiding under my bookshelf; I think she must have gotten scared by the vacuum cleaner; she usually claims sanctuary in the kitchen when I’m vacuuming, so I was surprised to find her here when I was done. 

And here’s Daisy, who decided to join Leela in the sunshine. That’s about as close as Leela let her get, haha! 

Peace. :)


  1. Sounds like a tasty warm soup! I like the idea of cooking the seitan dough in the soup itself, saves a step!

    1. Thanks, Susan! And yep, it was a nice shortcut, haha! :)

  2. That soup sounds amazing! Definitely warm and comforting in these cold days. Sweet Kitties! <3

  3. Sounds like a nice combo for the soup