Miso Pork, Slow Cooker; learning stream

I like miso. I like the flavors it adds to foods. It’s less salty than soy sauce but can add a similar umami to foods.

I decided to find out if it’s healthy, just okay, or not healthy.

I discovered that according to BBC Good Food it’s good: “Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid. As a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us to stay healthy, vibrant and happy; good gut health is known to be linked to our overall mental and physical wellness.”

According to Healthline it’s okay: “Miso consumption is generally safe for most people. However, it does contain a large amount of salt. Thus, it may not be a good choice for individuals who need to limit their salt intake due to a medical condition. In addition, miso is relatively high in vitamin K1, which can act as a blood thinner.”

I didn’t find anyone that said it’s not healthy – I probably could have if I had searched longer, but I didn’t see the point.

I am happy to continue adding miso when I want – especially after stocking up at Eurasie.

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Miso Pork, Slow Cooker

I used boneless pork chops cut into strips for this but any cut of port will work.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • 12oz (360gr) pork chops, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced, sliced cut in half
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 12 carrots, cut into sticks (about 3oz, 90gr)
  • 4oz (120gr) butternut squash, cut into sticks
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken broth
  • 2 tbs miso
  • 1 tbs tapioca
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds


  • Put the onion, pepper, carrot, celery, squash, garlic, and pork in the slow cooker.
  • Mix chicken broth, miso, and tapioca.
  • Add to slow cooker, stir well, cover and cook, low heat, for 6 hours.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds when serving.


We had this over Basmati rice. You could also serve it over noodles or quinoa. 


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 382
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 617.2 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.8 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 44 g
  • Cholesterol: 109.6 mg

Keywords: miso pork, slow cooker

Miso Pork, Slow Cooker

Is anyone else watching CuriosityStream?

Everyone else?

Am I the last to find out about it?

I loved TLC when we lived in the U.S. The Learning Channel. I have no idea if it still exists but it was my favorite thing to watch, back in pre-Netflix days.

I saw lots of ads on Facebook for CuriosityStream over the holidays.

I never click on Facebook ads.

Until this one.

It looked slightly interesting, then they offered an annual subscription for $12.00. That’s a dollar a month. It’s winter. I clicked.

The first good thing about it is that it’s available here in France without a VPN. Which means that it’s likely available almost everywhere.

The second good thing about it is that it has lots of really interesting stuff. It’s all ‘documentaries’ – meaning that it’s all educational, but we love that. There are themed series, as well as longer singles. If the presenter is good / interesting / entertaining we watch, regardless (almost) of topic. So far there has only been one series that we stopped watching after 10 minutes – the presenter had a near perfect monotone.

I just thought I would suggest a bit of interesting viewing for all of you who, like me, are not watching sports at the moment. (Football in the U.S., rugby in Europe).

4 thoughts on “Miso Pork, Slow Cooker; learning stream”

  1. I like this recipe! But I thought you were out of squash 😉

    You got a good deal on CS. It’s $20 a year here though it started out at a lot more if I recall, but I think maybe they didn’t get the viewership they needed.

    Yes, we still have TLC. True Stories of the ER is one of my favorites, but I worked in the ER so some of those stories are mild compared to what I saw. Some of them are worse. I find it all fascinating. There are a few other shows on TLC that I like as well. We signed up for DiscoveryPlus though and they have TLC along with every station Discovery owns for $6 a month. We’re happy.

    • I missed posting this one lol.
      The Discovery Channel! I’d forgotten that one,,,,, We don’t have access to anything like that so the CS was a treat. I don’t know if we’ll renew – I don’t know how often the add new stuff, but we’re enjoying it now. There are a lot of really short bits which is kind of fun. I don’t think I could watch your ER show…. I’m one of those that closes eyes during that sort of thing lol

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