Later I made myself a large bowl of red miso soup - instant, sadly. I have to go rather far out of my way to find good red miso paste. If you develop the taste for it, miso soup is really very satisfying, since it hits both salty and umami notes.
Now I'm nomming on something my Mom whipped up in the toaster oven - Parmesan breadcrumb zucchini rounds. She sliced a big fat zucchini up into quarter-inch thick slices, drizzled them with a little olive oil, then sprinkled with bread crumbs (a mix of low-sodium saltines and wheat thins run through the food processor until fine) and pre-grated parmesan cheese. Then she arranged them on a parchment-paper lined tray and baked them until cooked all the way through.
They are a bit mushy, so I'm eating them with a fork. But honestly, they are SO GOOD.
Now you see them...
Now they're in my stomach.