Hot and Sour Soup

Dr Nandi's Hot and Sour Soup

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.



5 dried shiitake mushrooms

5 dried wood ear mushrooms

32 oz. fat-free vegetable broth

2 1/4 cups water, divided

1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced and peeled

1 tsp minced garlic

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1/2 to 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 lb. firm or extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/4-inch cubes

2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

4 large egg whites, lightly beaten

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced

1 tsp dark sesame oil

Chili oil, optional