Easy Vegan Udon Soup with Ginger Miso Broth

Copycat recipe time! Thug Kitchen has provided me with hours of entertainment and some great meals, and they didn’t let me down on this one. Full disclosure, my boyfriend did most of the cooking on this one, and for once I was the one helping with prep. Sometimes it’s best to get back to basics.… Continue reading Easy Vegan Udon Soup with Ginger Miso Broth

Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

These mushrooms are a super-easy make ahead dish that you can keep throughout the week for lunches and dinner. The ingredients are simple—all you have to do is mix everything together, let the mushrooms soak, then grill them. You can put these sliced up in a rice bowl, on an open-faced sandwich and on the… Continue reading Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Japanese Cold Noodle Salad (Hiyashi Chuka)

Put down everything and pick up your forks because you’re not going to want to miss out on this one. I made two versions of this dish: one with soba noodles and one with flat rice noodles. For whatever reason, the rice noodles clumped together and remained hardened in certain spots even though they were… Continue reading Japanese Cold Noodle Salad (Hiyashi Chuka)

Hot and Sour Noodle Soup

Konjac (a.k.a. Konyakku) is a fairly new ingredient to me. A few months back I tried vegan seafood made from konjac powder, but I had no idea how many uses it had. The gluten-free noodles are sold in liquid-packed containers, and have the appearance of “knots.”  As for taste, the noodles basically absorb whatever broth… Continue reading Hot and Sour Noodle Soup

Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Potstickers (Dumplings)

I’ve been wanting to make dumplings for a long time now and finally got around to it. Needless to say, this is going to become a regular basis meal. I followed the recipe from The Kitchn pretty closely, would love to try it the same way with different fillings! As she says in the post,… Continue reading Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Potstickers (Dumplings)

Shiitake, Yucca, and Tofu Fried Rice Paper Rolls

Yucca root (or yellow yam) is a strange ingredient. It’s got some properties of a potato, some of a squash, and it looks a little freaky. It’s got a rough brown exterior and it’s covered in wax, which is to preserve the moisture in the vegetable. Once all that nasty outside skin is cut off,… Continue reading Shiitake, Yucca, and Tofu Fried Rice Paper Rolls