Avocado Toasts and Miso Soup for CBC's Weekend Morning Show!

On Saturday morning, I'll be presenting the following dishes for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Nadia Kidwai.  It is difficult to imagine Spring today, but Avocado toasts will feel more summery.   I'll be using wonderful Sourdough bread from Old Church Bakery.  I'm also making the Avocado toasts at the market for sale!  They will be topped with Radish sprouts from Fresh Forage, also available at the St. Norbert's Farmer's Market!

Avocado Toasts
Really?  A recipe?  Mash or slice up an avocado on toast and season how you might like.  Spicy, shrimp, fried egg, herbs, green onions, etc.  Key is, the great bread from Old Church Bakery!

Miso Soup
1 ~ 5X8" sheet of kombu (available at most Asian grocery stores, such as Sun Wah, Oriental Market, etc.)
2-3 cups Bonito Flakes (available at most Asian grocery stores, such as Sun Wah, Oriental Market, etc)
1/2 -3/4 cup Miso paste (availability, see above)
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 pkg or two blocks soft tofu, finely cubed
1/4 cup Mirin
1/4 cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
Splash sesame oil

To start:  In a pot with 4-6 cups water, bring water and kombu sheet to a boil.  Add Bonito Flakes.  Bring to temperature and drain.

Whisk in Miso Paste and add tofu, green onions, and remaining ingredients.  Bring to boil.  Serve.


Avocado toasts are loaded with good things.  Things like fibre and good fats that will benefit weight loss, cholesterol, metabolism, etc.