Remove the stems from shiitake and discard. Slice caps thin or quarter. Place water and shiitake soaking water in a pot and bring water to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Rinse wakame, soak in cold water to cover for 5 minutes and dice. If using instant wakame flakes, add directly to the pot; no soaking required. Add onions and wakame. Simmer 3 minutes. Add the squash and simmer 5 minutes or until tender. Reduce the heat to very low. Add pureed miso and simmer 2 minutes without boiling. Serve garnished with green onions.
Optional Ingredients: tofu, Eden Dried Tofu, Eden Shiitake or Maitake Mushrooms, Eden Bonito Flakes, leafy greens, daikon, lotus root, leeks, round or root vegetables, cooked Eden Udon, Soba, Mung Bean Pasta, or Rice Pasta, or even leftover, cooked organic grains.
Eden Mugi, Hacho, or Shiro Miso may be substituted for Genmai. You may need to use just slightly more miso, 1/2 teaspoon, if using shiro.
Per serving - 30 calories, 0 g fat (7% calories from fat), 1 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 346 mg sodium