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…

Vegan Sloppy Joes

This is the epitome of vegetarian comfort food. It’s quick, easy, and of course, sloppy. This was my first time making/eating any form of sloppy joes. I was generally familiar with what they were, but I’d never had them as a kid and the idea had never really crossed my mind. Luckily, I found the…

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,…

Easy Vegetable Frittata with Shredded Tofu

I have never had a successful time with cast iron skillets and eggs. No matter how much oil or butter I put down, the eggs still always stuck and fell apart. This time, I found the perfect method. The trick is to heat the pan in advance so that it’s really hot before you coat…

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,…

Spicy Bok Choy Ramen Noodles with Marinated Asian Tofu

Ramen is a pretty basic dish on its own (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It’s perfect for late-night snacking and lunchtime noodling, but truth be told it can get boring on its own. Pack it full of veggies and spice and it’s a whole other story. Six cups of bok choy may seem…

Agedashi Tofu

Agedashi tofu is a great little appetizer for parties, or just for a brunch for two. It’s got a tangy and spicy sauce with the crunch of fried tofu and green onions. You can eat this just on its own, or you can serve it with a small bowl of miso soup and an orange…