Month – April 2014

Jamaican Jerk VegChicken

Charred on gas range, tastes like real BBQ chicken!

Ingredients: 1.5 lbs vegan chicken, torn apart into 1 inch pieces with a fork 3 T jerk seasoning 3 cups of vegetable oil for deep frying Batter: 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup cornstarch Sauce: 1 cups store bought mustard-based BBQ sauce 1 T  soy sauce 3-ounce canned crushed pineapple 1 t salt 1 t pepper 3 T  brown sugar 1 t ground ginger Instructions Mix the Batter ingredients in […]

Indian Malai Kofta

If I were to die tomorrow, and could have one final supper, I would order Malai Kofta.  It is my favorite dish hands down.  It’s the first thing I look for on the menu at any Indian restaurant before considering any other option.  I must have tasted over 100 different Malai Kofta recipes at Indian restaurants throughout the world, including in India.  So yeah, I’m a bit […]

Chinese Stir-Fried Choi Sum with Brown Sauce

As a little girl, I always dreaded dinner when my parents made stir-fried Chinese vegetables (except for kong shin tsai which is the bomb).  They’re so bitter.  What kid wants to eat bitter greens.  Who cares how good they are for you?!  Well, I now know that with the right brown sauce, Chinese vegetables can taste great!  So what’s the secret brown sauce recipe?  Well look no further (okay, […]

Taiwanese Stir-fried Ong Choi (空心菜)

Ong Choi, or Kong Shin Tsai as it’s called in Taiwanese, is by far Deniz and my favorite vegetable.  We suffered terribly living in Japan with sparse access to it.  We’d desperately search for it and only found it once or twice a year in the grocery store at highway robbery prices.  Thai restaurants would serve it, but we never could figure out where they were […]

American Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

  Who doesn’t love a great Sloppy Joe?!  Here’s our vegetarian adaptation of Rachel Ray’s fantastic recipe.  Tastes just as good as I remember from my childhood.  We used our favorite french bread recipe to make the buns. Ingredients: 1 T extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan 1 1/2 lbs Morningstar Original (vegetarian) Sausage Patties 1/4 c brown sugar 1 T steak seasoning blend, […]

Sichuan Eggplant (魚香茄子)

Szechwan eggplant is one of our favorite dishes.  Yum, yum, yum.  We make huge batches of it so we can eat it throughout the week.  Just can’t beat the meaty and succulent eggplant, the kick of the hot peppers, and the savory black bean sauce.  Below is our vegetarian adaptation to the Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Cuisine Szechwan Style recipe.  We added basil as a garnish because we […]

Chinese Lemon VegChicken

  Another great recipe from Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Style Szechwan Style cookbook, adapted for our vegetarian diet. We were test trying a new vegchicken recipe, so the chicken in the picture is a little darker than the recipe will produce. Ingredients: 1.5 lbs vegan chicken, torn apart into 1 inch pieces with a fork 1T lemon peel, freshly zested 2 c vegetable oil Batter: 1 egg 5 T […]

Chinese Stir-fried VegChicken with Cashews

  Another great recipe from Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Style Szechwan Style cookbook, adapted for our vegetarian diet. We were test trying a new vegchicken recipe, so the chicken in the picture is a little darker than the recipe will produce. Ingredients: 1.5 lbs vegan chicken, torn apart into 1 inch pieces with a fork 4 oz cashews, roasted 2 green peppers 8 oz can of water chestnuts, sliced […]