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Dec 10, 2007 06:00 PM

Chickpea miso in Toronto?


I recently got Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and her recipe for the gravy for mashed potatoes calls for chickpea miso. I think she was being facetious when she wrote that it can be found in an average supermarket. Where south of Steeles can I find this elusive ingredient?


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  1. Chickpea miso sounds like an intriguing ingredient. Have you tried Big Carrot or Noah's?

    It's curious that my copy of Vegan with a Vengeance doesn't mention chickpea miso in the Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy recipe. I wonder if it's been left out of the edition I have.

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    1. re: mrsleny

      Sorry, mrsleny, I erred when I said that it was in the Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy recipe. It's actually in the Stewed Tofu and Potatoes in Miso Gravy recipe. I didn't have the book on hand and I was thinking about chickpeas plus potatoes and the wrong thing came to mind.

      I haven't tried Noah's or The Big Carrot. I don't have a car or a Metropass so I want to reduce the number of trips I take :).

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      1. re: pizzahunks

        I think any good health food store might have it. I don't know where you are in the city. Please let us know if you're able to hunt down this ingredient. I love miso and I love chickpeas so the combination should be tasty.

        BTW, it's a great cookbook and the chickpea broccoli casserole is amazing.

        1. re: mrsleny

          Chickpea miso sounds like something not to buy but make with a blender to a required consistenvy!

          1. re: Jar

            Hummus, perhaps, but not miso. Miso requires fungi, other ingredients, a vat, and a lot of time to spare.

            1. re: pizzahunks

              Miso can be made from a number of ingredients: slowly fermented soy, rice, barley or a combination of grains, salted and left in a vat for several months. It is possible the OP is on to a different type of miso, made from fermented chick peas, but I have not seen this. There could even be a mistake in the recipe.