Recipe of The Week: Yummy Spicy Soft Tofu Soup.

You may have noticed a trend here at Yummy Mummy.
  1. I love to cook.
  2. Most of my recipes are meat free.
The second isn't necessarily of my choosing. When I met my husband he had a pretty strict meat policy. Chicken and turkey? Yes. Beef, and Pork. Absolutely not. Fish and seafood? Twice a week. These were boundaries that I could cook within. Well over the years things changed.

First it was out with the turkey, than with the chicken, and now we pretty much have a vegetarian diet with some sort of ocean protein thrown in a maximum of 2 times a week. While this may be a very healthy way to eat, it can also be pretty boring. I am constantly searching for recipes that have enough calories, protein, and are entirely meat free. What doesn't really help my cause is that every since I was pregnant with the little man I can't stomach firm tofu. I got sick on it at about 10 weeks and haven't touched it since. Soft tofu doesn't seem to have the same effect on me and recently I have found the yummiest soup that is completely meat free and very, very delish! It is pretty easy to make and is just as good the second night. Now if I could just find something this good for the other 5 nights of the week!

Spicy Soft Tofu Soup

12 oz of soft tofu
3/4 cup of red onion, chopped
1 large jalapeno, chopped
3 tbsp of lime juice
3 tbsp of soy sauce
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp of lemon pepper
5 cups of vegetable stock
1 tbsp of ginger root, shredded
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 pack of rice noodles
3 tbsp of sesame sauce
2 handfuls of watercress

Saute the jalapeno, onion, garlic, ginger root and tomatoes in the sesame oil for 4 minutes. Add the lime juice and soy sauce. Simmer another 5 minutes before adding lemon pepper, lime juice and vegetable stock. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add the soft tofu and simmer 3-5 minutes. Add the rice noodles just before serving. Garnish with the watercress.

Yummy meat free deliciousness!