The previous reviewer couldn't believe no one had reviewed this recipe yet, and I can't believe I'm the first one reviewing it since 2006! This is a fantastic recipe. I've had this cookbook since the late 90s, and this page is quite splotched from much use. It has been one of our favorite recipes over the years. It's especially good during the fall and winter; very hearty and flavorful. I served it tonight to my 11-year-old son, and he raved about it, saying it was one of the most delicious soups he'd ever tasted, and he's a meat lover who tends to make fun of vegan food. It's a forgiving recipe; I used a large can of diced tomatoes that didn't come to 4 cups, and 10 oz. of mushrooms because that's what came in the pack. You will love this soup.
Folk Dancer, you posted this recipe 3 1/2 years ago - what a shame no-one has reviewed it in all that time! I found it when searching for recipes using soft tofu (I bought it instead of firm, by mistake). It is an absolutely scrumptious soup, and three of us finished it in one sitting. I used around a tablespoon ginger, 10 oz mushrooms, and two x 14 oz (400g) cans of chopped tomatoes, but otherwise followed the directions faithfully. It is a wonderful amalgam of flavours and I can't wait to make it again. Thanks for posting.