Dishing Up the Dirt

miso- glazed vegetables

April 19, 2013

Let’s make an easy dinner shall we?

miso glazed

This is the kind of dinner you make after spending an entire day waist deep in a manure pile. It’s also the kind of dinner you make after almost driving your truck off the road while admiring someone else’s farm.

Basically, what I’m saying is that this meal is easy, quick, and totally hits the spot after a long day.

compost pile

After hours spent manually spreading manure over our fields (and talking about how great it would be if we won the lottery and bought a tractor to do this task for us) we got to take a lovely break and plant strawberries.

strawberries 2

Planting strawberries isn’t necessarily a break, but it sure beats the heck out of spreading manure so it was a nice change of pace.


One of the hardest parts about being a farmer is patience. After we planted these puppies all I could do was fantasize about my first bite of a ripe berry. June cannot get here fast enough!

In the meantime I will settle for this lovely bowl of miso-glazed vegetables over brown rice.

This meal is simple, complex in flavors, and so very easy! Dig in.

miso glazed 2

Miso-Glazed Vegetables (serves 4-6)

2 TBS grapeseed oil (or canola oil)

2 TBS mirin

1 TBS tamari

1 TBS yellow miso

2 tsp freshly minced ginger

3 pounds of mixed veggies. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. (whatever you have on hand) cut into small chunks.

1. Preheat the oven to 450. Lightly grease a large sheet pan.

2. Combine the oil, mirin, tamari, and miso in a large bowl. Stir in the ginger. Add the vegetables and evenly coat them with the mixture. Transfer to the prepared pan and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender.

3. Serve over brown rice and enjoy!

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11 thoughts on “miso- glazed vegetables

  1. This is my kinda meal lately. A grain, some roasted veggies, a tasty dressing, done! Love it. Have a great weekend lady!

  2. I bought a HUGE thing of miso thinking it was something I saw in recipes all the time… and then hadn’t seen any since then. This sounds tasty (and i’m excited to get to use some of my million ounces of miso paste)

  3. Julia says:

    This may sound ridiculous, but I want to stand in a pile of manure with you! Take me there, sister! Your miso-glazed vegetables look like a wonderful healthful meal after a long day. Have a fun weekend!

  4. Mmm, manure… I mean miso! MISO. 😉

  5. I would make a horrible farmer, I have zero patience. But I sure would love eating all of the produce! These veggies sound perfect and you’ve got to be the most adorable farmer out there!! 🙂

  6. Amy Jo says:

    You are just as cute as you can be! That broccoli in this dish looks divine!!!! I’d love some of that right this minute.

  7. I love your vest! It’s so adorable (and functional) and retro chic!
    And I love these pretty glazed veggies!

  8. kimberly says:

    I thought being a Mom prepared me to deal with poop.
    That was nothing to all the poop I deal with now as a farmer, too!
    It’s whole different life and I try not to think about what my hands are in while I’m planting.

  9. Kunnari says:

    I think that is so telling that “if we won the lottery and bought a tractor to this task for us.” Isn’t the typical response of winning the lottery to retire. Glad you love what you do. Keep on farmin’.

  10. If I only lived closer to your farm I would love to come there and help you whenever I had free time. These miso-glazed roasted vegetables sound amazing!

  11. this looks fabulous! also, I’m loving the new site & design 🙂

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