This easy vegan ramen recipe from Kari at Beautiful Ingredient is ideal when you're looking for a fresh and light meal.
The addition of tofu provides an amazing source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It's also a fab ingredient for women approaching menopause.
Tofu contains a high phytoestrogen content. Phytoestrogens act as a weaker version of oestrogen on our cells. Incorporating more into your diet may help to slightly relieve the symptoms of menopause that are caused by oestrogen levels naturally falling.
Easy vegan ramen recipe
Serves: four hungry people, or as eight sides
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
1 onion, chopped
1 pack (4 servings) extra or super firm tofu
Mushrooms (beech preferred)
2 baby bok choy, chopped
1/4 of one whole cabbage, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced (or 4 small)
2 teaspoons five spice powder
4 teaspoons curry powder
8 cups vegetable broth
4 rice noodle blocks
Fresh herbs like cilantro and Thai basil for garnish
Heat a large soup pot over medium heat, then add the onion and sauté for a few minutes. Add the tofu, continuing to sauté with minimal stirring until the onion and tofu are softened (just a few minutes) or browned (five or more minutes), depending on your preference.
Add the mushrooms, bok choy, cabbage, garlic, and spices. Sauté for a few more minutes, until the veggies have softened.
Add eight cups of veggie broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the rice noodles. After one minute, stir the noodles frequently for three minutes to separate them.
Serve immediately with cilantro, Thai basil leaves, or other garnishes you enjoy.
Kari creates beautiful recipes for her website, Beautiful Ingredient. Beautiful Ingredient has a focus on eating plant-based whole foods. It celebrates the beauty of plants, with plenty of ideas for incorporating more of them into your diet.