I am fond of Asian flavors and especially in the form of pho or Ramen or any Asian flavored stew. But as the New Year has arrived, reminding us of resolutions. I have gone back to cooking more at home and eat as healthy as possible. After a fun New Year party and hang overs I was craving for a simple stew with Asian flavors to overcome my hangovers. Hence, to get back to my New Year goal I came up with Cilantro Tofu Soup.
I made this soup with the leftover ingredients at home. I had no stamina to go for grocery over the weekend. Also since the work week starts full-fledged I wanted to gain back my energy, perk myself up to face the hectic week ahead.
For this, I sautéed fresh cilantro in very little oil and added the vegetables that were resting in my refrigerator. Fortunately, I usually have broccoli, because I love chewing on these greens. I sautéed tofu pieces to add protein in my soup. Then, seasoned it with low sodium soy sauce, black pepper squeezed fresh lemon juice for sourness and added salt as per the paste. YUM!
A soothing and satisfying meal was ready within minutes. We all devoured it together while planning and organizing the house for back to work week ahead. My schedule is ready. I am somewhat organized to overcome the holiday hangover to kick start the new year with new goals, new energy, new motivations and of course new healthy recipes 🙂