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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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