Yudofu: A super quick Japanese lunch

So, your hungry RIGHT NOW, don’t have time to mess about! Well you’re in luck with a quick recipe for a super fast lunch with Japanese elegance. May I present yudofu 湯豆腐. Literally, hot water tofu- with all the fixin’s! See cheat sheet at the end to eat this in under 10 minutes. -and don’tContinue reading “Yudofu: A super quick Japanese lunch”


Sriracha-Grilled Tofu

Imagine my delight when reading Bon Appetit‘s June 2011 issue two months late, and two of my favorite things are staring back at me: Tofu and Sriracha. Bonus: the recipe was already vegan. Super Bonus: we had a brand spankin’ new cast iron grill pan to christen. Mega Bonus: funny story about sriracha at theContinue reading “Sriracha-Grilled Tofu”

Mini Quiche!

I made these for my wedding brunch, perfect little finger foods! For a normal-sized quiche, please see the recipe HERE Pan: Standard non-stick cupcake pan Dough: Pre-made roll-out crust Filling (from my quiche recipe): 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cloves minced garlic 1 lb. your choice veggies (broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, red peppers, etc), cookedContinue reading “Mini Quiche!”

Pistachio-Crusted Tofu with Ponzu Sauce

I have a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine, and this month (Sept 10) one of their featured “Meatless Mains” sounded awesome. So awesome in fact, I wanted to pass it on before I even try it! So let us know if you make it! *Note: Some ponzu sauce has fish in it, read carefully! OriginalContinue reading “Pistachio-Crusted Tofu with Ponzu Sauce”

Awesome Mushroom Sauce

This sauce is so simple, yet mind-blowingly good!You can use it on pasta, tofu slabs, a savory non-Asian stir fry… anything really!Morel mushrooms work the best in this, but any number of mushrooms and mushrooms mixes could work in this (make sure they are fresh or re-hydrated. Fresh are available around May). Awesome Mushroom SauceContinue reading “Awesome Mushroom Sauce”

Pot stickers

a.k.a. gyoza or Chinese dumplings This recipe is pretty organic, working with what you have! I think mushrooms make a pretty good filling (in lieu of fake meat), I added some tofu just to bulk it up. Mushrooms (pack), dicedOnions (1/2), dicedTofu (1/2 block), drained & crumbledcarrot (1/2 stick), sesame oil*small bowl of water PackContinue reading “Pot stickers”

Vegan Crab Cakes

I’ve been toying around with this for a couple of weeks, and these are definitely taste sensations! 2 slices of bread (any type)2 Tbsp non-dairy milk1 Tbsp vegan mayo1 Tbsp soy sauce1 Tbsp parsley flakes1 Tbsp baking powder1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning (copy-cat recipe)1 lb firm tofu, drained & pressedsalt to taste (no more thanContinue reading “Vegan Crab Cakes”

Homestyle Vegan Chicken Fingers

This is based practically entirely on my General Tso’s Tofu. This is for more of a spicier Cajun vegan finger, so replace any spices with what you see fit! 2 C dried bean curd skin/peel2 C veg. chicken broth (1 bouillon cube = 2 C broth)1 C cornstarch1/2 tsp cayenne powder1/2 tsp oregano, dried 1/4Continue reading “Homestyle Vegan Chicken Fingers”

Mapo Dofu/ Mabo Tofu

This is the best I’ve ever had! And smells divine!This dish is popular in China and Japan. Spicy and warm with the smoothness of tofu. 1 box silken-firm tofu1/2 C beef-style crumbles (or TVP bits, slightly moistened)3 Tbsp sesame oil 1 chili pepper, minced (or 3 Tbsp mild chili powder)1 small onion, minced1 clove garlic,Continue reading “Mapo Dofu/ Mabo Tofu”