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Happy Chinese New Year Dinner

Here are some pictures from my Chinese New Year dinner with the family this past Thursday. The living room was filled with beautiful flowers, plants, lucky decorations, and new years snacks and cakes promoting happiness, luck and prosperity. The kitchen was filled with large batches of delicious foods prepared by my aunt the night before....

Mock Chicken Stew

I was browsing through my photo library and came across this vegetarian stew I made a while back. I figured I would post the recipe. This stew uses this mock chicken product I came across at the Asian supermarket. It is really just rolled tofu skin (or bean curd), found in a vacuum-sealed package and...

Savory bread and polenta pudding

I noticed the other day that I had a lot of sliced bread laying around. I decided to make some savory bread pudding. Last time I made a savory bread pudding, I really enjoyed it. This time I wanted to try something slightly different. I looked around in my fridge and freezer to see what...

Tofu Crumble

Tofu has got to be one of my favorite ingredients ever. It comes in different textures – silken, soft, firm, extra firm. It is so versatile and super nutritious too. There’s so many ways to prepare it. You can marinate it and then grill it, pan fry it, stir fry it, bake it, etc. You...

Vegan cornbread muffins

I decided to make a batch of cornbread the other week. I had a bag of Indian Head old fashion stone ground yellow cornmeal in my pantry. The recipe for cornbread was conveniently posted on the back of the packaging. I looked through the ingredients: yellow corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk,...

Vegan savory crepes with sauteed peppers

I have always been a huge fan of crêpes. It’s one of my favorite things to eat in street fairs. Crêperies and crêpe trucks are fun too! Usually I order sweet crêpes – banana and nutella – but savory crêpes can be delicious too. Crêpes are so awesome because you can get really creative with...

Soybean sprout salad

Here’s a simple recipe for light appetizer or side dish. Soy bean sprout salad. Ingredients 1 pound soybean sprouts 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp roasted sesame seeds salt and pepper Directions Blanch the soybean sprout in a pot of boiling water for a 3-4 minutes. Drain...