Miso Vegetable Soup w/ Shiitake, Kale & Soba — Camping Recipe

Miso Vegetable Soup w/ Shiitake Kale & Soba—Camping RecipeCamping, Dining & Hiking in Yellowstone National Park

Idyllic best describes our days of camping in Yellowstone Park. Our campsite had room for at least four tents. Lots of space lay between us and our tent-only neighbors from Germany, France and Minnesota. My outdoor kitchen Continue reading

Jade Salad w/ Broccoli, Snow Peas, Sugar Snaps & Sobas

Jade Salad w/ Broccoli, Snow Peas, Sugar Snaps & SobasOne Lucky Duckling

A mallard duck made her nest just under my office window aside our delphiniums. She sat patiently for a month. We only saw her move to adjust her position. Each day I would stop and look Continue reading

Creamy Miso Soup w/ Veggies, Greens & Soba Noodles — Home Version

Creamy Miso Soup w/ Vegetables, Greens & Soba Noodles (c) jfhaugenCook Once, Eat Thrice!

Soup can be great for breakfast. On cooler mornings when I have an Japanese Symbol for Healthextra half hour or so, this Creamy Miso Soup is my choice. And then my husband Paul and I continue to appreciate the seemingly endless Continue reading

Mint & Scallion Soba Noodle Salad w/ Cucumber, Carrot & Green Bean Threads

Mint & Scallion Soba Noodle Salad (c) jfhaugen“Everything is Great with Soba Noodles.”

That is a direct quote from my husband, Paul. Our introduction to soba noodles came while we lived in Los Angeles and frequented an area around Sawtelle & Olympic Boulevards that has many Japanese shops and restaurants. We discovered what was soon to become our favorite restaurant, a “noodle bar” named Mishima. Continue reading

Miso Soup with Vegetables and Soba Noodles – Camping Version

Miso Soup with Veggies Camping Version (c) jfhaugenDining Creekside In Yellowstone Park

OUr view at the Otter Creek Picnic Area (c) jfhaugen

As we were camping in Yellowstone Park, no food or cooking items could be left unattended at the campsite. Our Toyota became our traveling dining car—packed with stove, utensils, knives, plates, bowls, wok with lid, and an ice chest filled with washed and partially prepped fresh veggies and already cooked soba noodles. Continue reading