Summer Lunch




1 leek including the roots
3 ears of fresh corn, stripped from the cob
1 carrot, cut julienne style
1 parsnip cubed
Some wakame seaweed, cut in little pieces
7 cups spring water
1 Tbsp barley miso
1 Tbsp white miso


In a soup pot put the water, the roots of the leek minced and the white part diced, (reserve the green leafs for later), corn and carrots, bring to a boil, reduce flame and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the wakame simmer 3 to 5 minutes, add  the diced green leaf of leek.

On the side mix the miso with some hot broth and dilute with the back of a small spoon.
Pour the miso into the soup, continue to simmer another minute and serve with some cut up scallions for garnish.



1 small onion, finely diced
4 cups of cooked brown rice
¼ cup of small diced tofu
1 fresh corn, stripped from the cob
1 carrot julienne style
1 small summer squash diced
A few diced mushrooms
½ cup cut broccoli flowers
1 Tbsp sunflower oil


Heat a skillet pour oil and onions, sautèd stirring until is translucent, add corn, carrots, summer squash, mix with a wooden spoon, and cover with a lid for a minute
add tofu, mix and cover for 3 minutes, add mushrooms and broccoli, mix and cover for another 2/3 minutes. Add rice using your hands to break down the lumps add soy sauce, mix well, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.




pressed salad for summer lunch

½ head of leafy green lettuce chopped
1 cup white cabbage finely sliced
½ cup red cabbage finely sliced
1 carrot, use a potato peeler to make fine strips
1 seedless cucumber slice finely
Sea salt
Rice vinegar


Put all the vegetables into a bowl, add few pinches of salt mix well
add a plate on the salad and a heavy plate over the dish (lay it so that the dish doesn’t touch the side of the bowl) and press the salad for 2 hours.

Remove plate, add a Tbsp of vinegar.

Now you have prepared a wonderful summer lunch.
Mix well and serve.