An easy and healthy vegan, gluten-free, soy-free meal with some spice.
When I had to stop eating gluten, there were a few things that I really missed – one of them was Asian dumplings. I found a great recipe for gluten-free pot stickers from Andrea Nguyen’s blog Viet World Kitchen. Even though making pot stickers from scratch is time-consuming, the chewy gluten-like texture is well worth it. As always, I try to incorporate as much protein as I possibly can so I created a dumpling filling with quinoa. Yes, quinoa! These dumplings were a hit with my gluten-loving family over Chinese New Year last week.
Many people like to order spicy green beans at their local Chinese restaurant. While it is yummy, the green beans are deep fried and the sauce contains a lot of sodium (and gluten for those who are gluten-sensitive). Here is a healthier option that is full of fiber and protein. Most importantly, it is super simple to make.
You can really put anything in fried rice, but this combination of dinosaur organic kale, sweet corn, peas, curried tofu, and organic alfalfa sprouts really shines. I’m going to be posting a series of easy and simple recipes for back to school/work in the coming weeks and this is one of them. These make great lunches or a quick dinner.
Our kind neighbour shared some cucumbers from the garden with us. I decided to make this slightly spicy salad. Bites of cold, crunchy cucumbers bursting with garlic and sesame flavours. Yum!
Unlike our Lionhead bunnies, I’m not a fan of eating carrots. I’m also not that fond of sauerkraut. But I know that these foods are packed with health benefits. I incorporated my partner’s love of peanuts to a sweet and tangy dressing and voila! Now, this fibre- and protein-packed salad is a household favourite and it is super simple to make.
Mushrooms are one of my favourite veggies. Risotto is one of my favourite comfort foods. That's how this recipe came about:)
Our neighbours were kind enough to share with us their first harvest of zucchinis. We also have basil growing. I thought what could I make with these two ingredients on one of these hot summer days? I wanted to have something healthy, juicy and flavourful and this is what I came up with. This raw meal is the real deal:)
This mild curry is inspired by my mom’s “Chinese-style” cooking when I was growing up. It is packed with flavour and protein. Try it out:)
If you’re one of those people who thinks that tofu is gross or that it doesn’t taste good, here is a recipe that will change your mind! The key to making tofu tasty is marinating it well and finding a brand or type of tofu that has a texture that you like.