And here's my inspiration today:
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Hot and Sour Soup
4 c vegetable broth
1 (12 oz) package tofu, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 portobello mushroom, sliced
1 c chopped cabbage
1 Tbs Thai chile sauce (I like the one with garlic in it too)
1 Tbs rice vinegar
3 Tbs soy sauce
1. Measure broth into saucepan (or in this case, the crock pot); bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. (I also like to add some sesame oil at this point, though the recipe doesn't call for it, because I like the nutty flavor).
2. Add mushrooms and cabbage; simmer for 5-10 minutes (or in the crock pot, as long as you want to for whatever tenderness you prefer. I'll probably do this part for a couple of hours).
3. Next add the tofu and green onions. (I'm not sure how long to cook these, I didn't write it down back when I was initially putting the recipe into my book. Crock pot? Maybe 30 mins? Regular pan, maybe 5-10? Depends on how strong you want the onion flavor to be). Slowly drizzle in the beaten egg to make long strands.
4. Remove from heat and season with chile sauce, vinegar, and soy sauce.
If you try it too, happy cooking! And happy projects, and happy Saturday stuff! I'm wishing you a lovely day and magic moments in whatever you chose to do.