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Tofu Broccoli Soup


Tofu Broccoli Soup

Last month I was down with a cold for more than two weeks. I used to get a cold at least once a year, but I didn’t get sick at all for the past four, five years. So it was pretty tough not only physically but also mentally to not be able to do things I wanted to do for this long.

Finally when I felt good enough to cook, this was what I wanted to eat. Good soup. The broth was made from dried seaweed, called kombu, my mother sent me from Japan a few months ago. This seaweed makes a great tasty broth and soup, and it’s plant-based. I added dried shrimp to give an additional flavor, so this soup is not 100% plant-based, but pretty close.

Tofu Broccoli Soup: broth (water, kombu dried seaweed, salt, sugar), onion, cooked broccoli, tofu, dried red shrimp, corn starch, water, green onion
















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  1. Fumi Walsh wrote:

    Hi, I saw your blog address at “Otonano Washokki” and I have been reading it then. I wanted to ask you the reason you became sort of vegetarian is due to reading “The China Study” or not? I read the book recently and thinking about eating more vegetables. If it is not the reason, please ignore this! I love watching your new creation every time…

    Reiko Reply:


    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the comment! “Otonano Washokki” is a great site, isn’t it? The reason why my husband and I decided to be on the 95% plant-based diet is that we did learn about “the China study” and other interesting studies in the movie, “Forks over Knives”. Since we started this diet, we’ve both lost some weight (although we didn’t have to), my cholesterol levels have gone down, and we’ve been both feeling great overall. :) If you are interested in this diet, the movie “Forks over Knives” is highly recommended.

    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:07 am | Permalink
  2. Fumi Walsh wrote:


    Thank you for your response! I will watch the movie over this coming Christmas holiday. I wasn’t believing in vegetarian diet, but the book sort of convinced me. I still eat a bit of meat, but trying to eat vegetables as much as I can.

    I like your creations and beautiful photographs. These often give me some idea of what I cook for that night! Thank you very much for sharing your ideas!

    By the way, yes, all products in Washooki-site are wonderful. But, I bought too much so far and can not find place to store them. That is the only problem to me!



    Reiko Reply:


    Thank you for your lovely comment! It’s so nice to hear my blog can help someone’s meal planning in some way. :) Let me know what you think of the movie!

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:43 am | Permalink
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