Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 11:42:57 EST
These cold winter days make me crave soup. This is a favorite of mine, even
tho it is not as hearty as most.
6 dried black mushrooms
12 ounces of reduced fat tofu
4 ounces of oriental pea pods
4 cups of Veggie broth
Salt and soy to taste
Soak the dried mushrooms in very warm water until they are soft. This
takes about 1/2 hour. Drain the liquid through a coffee filter or a very
fine sieve and save. Discard the stems. Cut mushrooms into pieces. Cut
tofu into bite size cubes. If you are using fresh pea pods, remove strings.
Bring veggie broth to a boil and add mushroom liquid. Add mushrooms,
tofu and salt or a little soy sauce if you wish. Return to boil and reduce
heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add pea pods and return to a boil.
Taste for seasonings. Serve. Makes about 6 cups.