Bon Appetit​: The Miso Beet Down

Suddenly, I’ve come into a free subscription of Bon Appetit.  All the recipes are meat-centric so it’s practically useless to me.  Then I got me thinking, why don’t I start vegan zing/ Simaizing these recipes. Hence, the blog post.  While thumbing through the magazine I wanted to keep in mind food for my Kapha Dosha.  (A new thing I found out about and I will elaborate on in another post.) Apparently, beets are great for realigning my chakras or something.

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So this is the recipe from the magazine:

IMG-1232.JPGMy recipe goes as follows:

  • 2 bunches of beets
  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 cube “Beef” bullion
  • 1 package Seiten
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons White Miso
  • 2 teaspoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic in oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


  • Pork= Seiten
  • Sauerkraut= White Miso (still has the acidity but cabbage is supposed to be bad for my dosha so I omitted it sauerkraut)
  • White wine= apple cider vinegar (I did this because I have a ton of apple cider vinegar and didn’t want to buy more vinegar so… I’m lazy)
  • Chicken broth= “Beef” bullion from Sprouts Market
  • I chose not to use the walnuts or apricots.  Again, I’m lazy and it just added more cost to my recipe.


First I put two cups of water in a pan and boiled it.  Then I added the 3 tablespoons of miso and 2 tablespoons of garlic.  I cut up the beets and carrots kept the beet leafs. I let it boil for about ~15-20 minutes until it was soft enough to stab my fork through.  I added 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a cup of “beef” broth.  Then I put about 3 tablespoons of mint, the beet leaves and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. I let that simmer on low for about 5 minutes then let cool.




It came out great!  I put it on a bed of spinach and didn’t need any dressing.  I might drizzle some apple cider vinegar. I also tried it on top of noodles which was great.  In the future, I would add more mint, white cooking wine, and try it with the dried apricots.


Let me know what you think of my lazy/ vegan spin on Bon Appetite’s dish!




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