Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Love Miso Mayo!

Don't get me wrong. I heart Vegenaise. But I've just discovered a new love, and his name is Miso Mayo. I'd seen him in Whole Foods a time or two, and though I was attracted to his colorful packaging, I didn't think he shared my vegan beliefs. Luckily, Miss V of Miss V's Vegan Cookbook is really into him too. She wrote about Miso Mayo in a blog post a few weeks ago. Intrigued, I picked up a bottle at Whole Foods.

Miso Mayo is made from expeller-pressed canola oil, miso, cider vinegar, organic gluten-free tamari, and onion. It tastes very different from Vegenaise, which is more reminescent of omni mayo. Miso Mayo actually reminds me of the cheap tubs of French onion dip that I used to devour as a kid. I LOVED that stuff with chips. And though it's not exactly the same, the onion in the mayo lends it a similar flavor.

For lunch today, I used some of the alternative mayo to make this Miso Mayo Tofu Eggless Salad:

Served on sprouted grain pita bread with sunflower blue corn chips, the stuff made a filling and quick lunch. Here's the recipe.

Miso Mayo Tofu Eggless Salad
1 lb. firm tofu
1/4 cup Miso Mayo
2 Tbsp. dill pickle relish (I used my Granny's homemade stuff, but storebought it fine!)
1/2 tsp. turmeric
2 Tbsp. diced red onion
salt and pepper to taste

Crumble tofu and stir in miso mayo, relish, onion, and spices. Eat and enjoy!

And in case ya'll were wondering, Datsun's surgery went fine. I won't know anything about the tumor until biopsy results come back, but the vet thinks the lump looked more like a cyst. Datsun's kinda drugged up right now and he keeps stumbling around the house. But, as you can see here, he still wants to play with his dirty old ball:

I've been telling him "no ball" all night because the vet advised against activity. But it's so hard to resist that cute puppy face!


Anonymous said...

Datsun is so adorable! I'm so glad he's wanting to play - that's a good sign!
That Subversive Stitching book sounds hilarious! You totally have to post something your working on for W.I.P. Wednesday! I love it!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, Datsun!
I always look at the Miso Mayo & pass since we rarely use Vegenaise, but I may have to finally grab a bottle!

jd said...

That Miso Mayo sounds awesome! I haven't seen it around yet, so I'll definitely have to keep my eye out for it...

By the way, Datsun is sooo cute! I hope he's doing better.

Anonymous said...

Aww, Datsun!!! He looks so cute with his dirty old ball =)

Miso Mayo huh? I love mayo and miso so I'll be sure to keep my eye out for this!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

thanks for the info on Miso Mayo! I'm going to keep an eye out for it. Glad Datsun is back at home and hope you get good news soon on the biopsy.

miss v said...

it's super nummy, right?! I can't wait to see what recipes you create with it!

Anonymous said...

Do you know what type of Dog Datsun is?
My moms dog looks like a female version of him!


Vegan_Noodle said...

I think I may have to pick up a thing of miso mayo now!
Hope Datsun is getting lots of needed rest and feels like himself again.

Oh, and I'm so sorry I didn't remember you were writing a cookbook too (well, I new you were but I had a senior moment, yikes, it's early for that). Anyways, I added your name to the list!

jessy said...

glad to hear that Datsun's doing well. and let us know the biopsy results if you will too, Bianca! i am keeping my fingers crossed for him and sending happy thoughts your way! i bet it's just a cyst though - my parent's dog (ms. jasmine) had a few lumps removed a couple of years ago and everything was a-okay! :)

i have gotta check out some miso mayo - or at least throw all the ingredients together and give it a go. sounds like a super stellar combination of excellence and i used to puffy heart me some french onion dip. mmmmmmmmmmm!

i wouldn't be able to resist Datsun's puppy face either! he's so adorable!

oh yeah - and your eggless salad = the best! i am totally going to make some tonight to take to work tomorrow for my lunch! thanks! :D

brandi said...

I'm definitely going to try some of that stuff! They sell it at the co-op that I work by, so maybe I'll get some today!

Vegan In The VI said...

I've never seen this product at my Whole Foods. I bet I would like it.

J said...

Miso mayo eh? We don't have a Whole Foods in my town, and in fact, I've never been able to find anything miso beyond soup packets! I see veg*ns using it all the time, I wonder if I shouldn't scope out the Asian market here in town for it.

I'm so happy to hear that Datsun's surgery went alright! I don't think I could resist that face either, what a cutie!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear his surgery went well. He is so cute. I can understand how it would be hard to tell him "no". We are sending a bunch of hugs and kisses his way.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well. I'll keep my fingers crossed while you wait for the results of the biopsy. Mmmmm, Miso Mayo! I have to try some of that.

Leslie Richman said...

Hope your puppy feels better soon!

Unknown said...

Your puppy is adorable. I hope that he better really soon.

Thanks for the heads up on the Miso Mayo my hubby will love it. ;)

aTxVegn said...

I do not like vegannaise, but I love Miso Mayo. I'm glad you found it!

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that Datsun is fine!

Wow, Miso Majo sounds interesting.

Jen said...

sending healing vibes to dastun and looking into purchasing said mayo.

Andréa said...

Datsun is so delicious!!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww, yay for your doggy being okay! He's so cute.

I've definitely seen that miso mayo stuff at Whole Paycheck, I may have to pick some up next time I'm there.

Jenn said...

Miso Mayo is available in the refrigerated section for those looking...

I love to use it for quick reubens with thick slices of seitan roast (wrapped in horribly un-eco plastic) and live/raw sauerkraut (Cultured brand is my fave - mmm - dill & garlic) - all in the same section at Rainbow, WF and Berkeley Bowl!

Anonymous said...

I was addicted to that French onion dip as a child. Give me a bag of Ruffles and I was good to go. I haven't seen this product but I'm going to keep my eyes open for it now. I wonder how hard it would be to replicate.

It's so funny you commented on my blog yesterday. I've had yours up in Bloglines (my feed reader) for the past few days and am slowly but surely getting through the last 58 posts I missed while I took my little hiatus.

YES YES AND DEFINITELY YES!!! I would love to see you the next time you come to Nashville. Maybe we can meet up for a meal. Send me an email at vivaciousvegan at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

I did it! I finally caught up.

Your dad is awesome. He totally rocks for sending you vegan grub. Especially the Teese. And your mom and granny - too sweet for veganizing all of your family's favorites for you.

Sucks about the move but now you have a bigger kitchen so yay!

Un-f'ing-believable. I can't get over people breaking into your house. That has to feel like such a huge violation. Hugs to you!

Oh, and your boyfriend's picture with that little kitten is so adorable. I just want to smoosh them both in one massive bear hug.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, he looks so sad... but sooooo cute! Feel better, dear guy!

And haha Bianca I definitely don't eat soup with chopsticks... they were there for the zucchini ;o)

(Although my uncle eats lasagna with chopsticks. Weird, huh?)

Mike K said...

Datsun and his old ball remind me of the things my dogs develop attachment to. Puppy Maya's favorite is a beat up toy plastic car she found on a walk over a year ago. She carried it home, and it's still her preferred item to throw around the apartment and bark at. We send our best to Datsun!

Marisa L. S. said...

Datsun is so cute! I hope he's okay! I'll have to look for the miso mayo next time I'm at Whole Foods.