Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stir-Fried Kale & Vegan Pancakes

Two recipes! Because I accidentally added too many pictures. Ahahahaha

Stir-Fried Kale
Stir-fry julienned carrots in hot oil.
Add kale and soy sauce/tamari to taste.
Continue 'til Kale is thoroughly cooked.
Serve with other things, such as sesame seeds.
 



Place 1 T. ground flaxseed with 3 T. water in the fridge.

In the medium bowl combine:
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond milk, or regular milk, or beer! for the lactose intolerant, obviously
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
After 5 minutes, add the flaxseed mixture. It should be kinda gooey.

Make pancakes.

Yummmmm

Nutella and banana optional
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Napa Tofu Stir-Fry







Notes:
Napa is Asian cabbage.


Chop the stem bits into 5 mm slices for quicker cooking.  Add these first.
The fluffy leafy bits can be big one or two inch chunks.  Add these last.


Be sure to use dried shiitake, they're more flavorful.  I like to break them up into ~3mm chunkies and keep them in a small jar.  Shake them into the heated oil like candy bits :D





Heat oil w/ pinch salt.
Add carrots and shiitake. Stir-fry 'til fragrant.
Add napa stem, tofu.  Stir-fry 'til stems are translucent 'round the edges. Add salt to taste.
Add napa leaves. Cover 'til wilted.
Serve with rice and salted sesame seeds.


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Amazing Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwich with Shiso, Tomatoes, and Avocado

 Gouda, Perilla, Tomato, Avocado
Shown with almond-buttered English Muffin.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Japanese Pickled Plum and Shiso with Rice


An easy and tasty way to use up leftover shiso -- serve it straight! This works wonderfully as a bento also, just add some protein and fruit to round it out.

 Mostly I post these super-simple recipes to remind myself they tasted good. And so other people know they taste good!  KISS <3

Shown with 香鬆 Xiang Song, the Vege version of 肉鬆 Rou Song or Pork Floss

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Beans & Kale with Tiny Potatoes!

We got these multi-colored tiny potatoes from Trader Joe's.

The purple ones are the best.

Just rinse 'em off, stab with fork, and bake in a 400F oven for an hour or so.  You really can't over-bake potatoes (unless they start on fire.  But that takes effort.  Or negligence. Try to strike a balance.)

For beans we used white northern beans, soaked overnight, rinsed, and steamed in a Tatung steamer.  Tatung are amazing for cooking beans.


Stir-fry the julienned carrots in hot oil, add the kale and salt-ener of choice.  Add the beans last.  They will soak up all the flavorful juices!

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Perilla Pairings

With flavorful cheese & tomatoes! Gouda shown.

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As a topping for potatoes! Baked zucchini & tomatoes in the background.

Sour cream is delicioussss
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Creamy Carrot Pasta Sauce

For 2
1/4 block silken tofu
2 spoonfuls miso to taste, I used white miso
Handful shredded or diced carrots
Water, as needed
Blend.
Taste.
Adjust.
Repeat.
When it's delicious, serve with pasta.
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