You may have noticed a trend here at Yummy Mummy.
- I love to cook.
- 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 tofu3/4 cup of red onion, chopped1 large jalapeno, chopped3 tbsp of lime juice3 tbsp of soy sauce6 cloves of garlic, chopped1 tsp of lemon pepper5 cups of vegetable stock1 tbsp of ginger root, shredded4 tomatoes, chopped1 pack of rice noodles3 tbsp of sesame sauce2 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!