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SHITAKE MUSHROOMS WITH TOFU

Shitake Mushrooms with Tofu

Shitake Mushrooms are good for the Stomach, blood and energy. Peas are an excellent toner for the Spleen in Spring. Peas also help qi to move in the appropriate direction – and ease hiccups and coughing. People who are cold or deficient may need to add ginger to this meal.

Ingredients

Serves 4 People

3 dried shiitake mushrooms
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 cup green peas
1 carrot, grated
Pimch of salt
1 cake tofu
Dash of tamari

Directions

Soak mushrooms in a cup of water for 20 minutes
Drain, but keep the water
Finely chop mushrooms and saute in sesame oil in a wok for two minutes
Add peas and carrot and saute for a further two minutes
Add 1/3 of a cup of reserved water (from mushroom soaking) and salt
Cover and cook for 20 minutes
Put tofu and 1/3 cup of reserved water through the blender or mash with a fork
Add tofu and tamari to wok and cook for five minutes
Serve with rice.

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