I am on a hardcore veggie plan right now and there is no better meal to whip up than a hot, steaming bowl of Vegetable Soup. Always on the hunt for ways to sling more protein into my system, the perfect scenario is to throw some firm tofu into the pot of vegetables and let all the juice soak through each little cube. For anyone who has never tried tofu, this is the perfect introduction~
+You can add any type of veggie you want to the soup, but I think the secret to simple soup like this is the pre-saute. The vegetables get all infused with butter and it just makes the flavor explode. You don't even have to add spices...just a hit of crushed black pepper.
Winter Vegetable and Tofu Soup
Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a pan and toss in (all are approximations...add how ever much you like) 2 ribs of chopped celery, 1diced potato, 1 sliced carrot, 1 chopped onion and let it all saute for about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil some water in a pot and toss in some veggie or chicken powdered stock.
Once boiling, throw in the veggie mixture and let cook for about 1/2 hour on low heat.
Once, everything is cooked through, add fresh spinach, chopped cherry tomatoes and some cubes of firm tofu.
Stir it up a bit and let cook for additional 5 minutes.
Delicious and simple!