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Super Soy: Seven Soy Recipes for your Healthiest Winter Yet

If you’re feeling inspired by the wonders of the Okinawa diet, why not start by adding a boost of superfood soy to your meals. Try our speedy Asian recipes for Japanese-style soups, warming hotpots, quick stir-fries and easy curries for healthy eating every night of the week.

Miso ramen with salmon and silken tofu

You’ll get a soy double-whammy when you whip up this soul-soothing Japanese soup, a fortifying dish of miso ramen with salmon and silken tofu.

Miso Ramen with Salmon and Silken Tofu Recipe

Soonduboo jjigae (soft tofu hotpot)

Beat the winter chill with this fiery Korean hotpot, called soonduboo jjigae. Packed with warming chilli, plus protein-packed tofu, seafood and pork, it’s a hearty main for the cool months ahead.

Soonduboo Jjigae

Doenjang Jjigae (Korean soybean paste hotpot)

Another Korean winter favourite is the super-speedy doenjang jjigae. Made with super-healthy fermented soybean paste, seasonal vegetables and hard tofu, this robust dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

doenjang jiggae

Crisp salad with mushrooms, tofu and soba noodles

Who says you can’t enjoy a salad in winter? This Japanese crisp salad, brimming with crunchy greens, pan-seared tofu, iron-packed mushrooms and satisfying noodles is just the ticket when you want something light and healthy but with enough heft to see you through the day.

Crisp Salad with Mushrooms Tofu and Soba Noodles

Tofu and long bean stir-fry

Serve this fibre-rich Indonesian-style tofu and long bean stir-fry as the main event with a side of rice, or as part of a banquet with a selection of curries if you’re entertaining a crowd.


Tofu and mushroom green curry

Just one of many Thai dishes with great health benefits, this easy tofu and mushroom green curry is ready in minutes. Simply omit the fish sauce if you’re cooking for vegetarians.

Tofu and Mushroom Green Curry Recipe

Chicken and tofu hot pot

For a Chinese one-pot wonder, it’s hard to go past the warming qualities of this chicken and tofu hot pot, chock-full of virtuous winter vegetables and lean protein.

Chicken and Tofu Hot Pot Recipe

For more on the superpowers of soy, check our our handy guide to buying tofu or try our top 10 tofu dishes with a twist.

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