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Day 26

I’m back in Calgary for two weeks! Felt so good to be in the kitchen cooking again!

Last night I came  across a soup recipe that I had to try.

It is  David McNally’s “Spicy Noodle Soup”:

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 oz extra firm tofu, diced
4 cups broth (organic veggie)
4 oz rice noodles
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce
1 cup mushrooms
1 stem bok choy
1 cup raw spinach
1/2 cup cilantro
1/4 cup cashews, crushed
1/4 cup green onions
1 tablespoon crushed red peppers

David warned me that it’s spicy, and boy was he right! I added extra broth and skipped the red pepper flakes. This is a great, simple, light but full of fresh flavors soup!

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I started by sauteeing the garlic in olive oil. It only takes a few minutes to brown.

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Added the tofu and cooked for 3 more minutes.

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Next was the vegetable stock. The recipe calls for 4 cups but I ended up adding 2 extra cups because the soup turned out too spicy for me. Note to self: add the spicy element little by little, not all at once!:)

After it reached  boiling point I added the mushrooms, soy sauce and sriracha sauce.

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I let it simmer for about 3 minutes. After that, it’s ready!

I soaked rice noodles in hot water for about 10 minutes before eating. I chopped all the greens and crushed the cashews.

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In a bowl I put some noodles, then soup, and packed it with the greens and crushed cashews.  I added few drops of lime to my bowl. Yummy!

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Those last two spoons of broth with little bits of cashews from the bottom of your bowl, are amazingly delicious!