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Category Archives: Beans/Lentils

Apple Chili

Yes, you read it right. Apples in chili! Since I still had beautiful apples we got from the local orchard, I wanted to enjoy them in a unique way. Besides apples in this chili you’ll find onions, red peppers, tempeh, and black beans. The sweet and tart flavors from the apples were surprisingly good in […]

Edamame Tofu Rice Bowl

I’ve been having fun making different types of tofu lately. I have made this and this  in the past. This time I decided to make Edamame version. This delicate tofu turned out to be absolutely delicious!! It’s almost like mousse. I enjoyed my first Edamame tofu on rice. Isn’t this beautiful? Well, it was beautiful […]

Cheesy Natto Udon

The thick chewy Udon noodles go so well with sticky Natto beans. Typically I will just drizzle soy sauce over this, but this time I decided to try something new. I drizzled olive oil as well as slightly sweetened soy sauce and then sprinkled my vegan nutty Parm generously. This was a beautiful kind of […]

Crispy Red bean Buns

I shared my story about Chinese steamed buns in my previous post. Since I was making dough myself, I decided to make another version, sweet red beans. These buns are so tasty, either savory or sweet. I can’t decide which is my favorite because they are both so good. They are so pretty (pre-cooking) that […]

Creamy Mango Stew

The inspiration came from one product. It’s savory fermented mango sauce from Trader Joe’s. When I saw an Instagram friend’s post about this, I put it on my list right away. It has a beautiful orange color. Creamy. Slightly spicy. It has the undertone of mango, but it’s not sweet. But it definitely has the […]

Chickpea Salad Open Sandwich

Chickpeas are so versatile, and they can be used for so many different things. Especially since we started the plant-based diet, they are one of the most go-to items in my kitchen. I always keep several cans in my pantry, and I go through them quickly. The salad was made with chickpeas, olive salad, celery, […]

Tempeh Tacos with Kiwi Cilantro Sauce

Here is another way you can use ripe kiwi fruit. Make kiwi cilantro sauce and pour over tacos! I marinated tempeh overnight, and the big sweet-spicy flavor was fully absorbed and locked in when cooked. Blistered corn tortillas, avocado slices, sweet-spicy tempeh, lightly pickled radish, and kiwi cilantro sauce. YUM!

Fiesta Layered Torte

I don’t make a lot of Mexican food at home , but I do like to eat tacos once in a while. I try to find the smallest bag of tortillas, but it’s hard. The smallest bag still comes with way too many tortillas for the household of two. Although they are typically pretty reasonable, […]

Matcha Black Bean Waffles

Sundays are for waffles. And so many other things. Waffles are definitely one of the foods I enjoy on the weekend. I love anything with Matcha and waffles are no exception. This time I wanted something “whole-food” as well, and I decided to add some black beans. Just the ones from a can, quickly rinsed, […]

Broccoli Risotto with Mini Bok Choy and Lentils

I don’t know why, but any dish that looks green makes me smile. I guess it’s a happy color for me. These mini bok choy was from a local Asian grocery store. It was so fresh, cheap, and delicious! Broccoli risotto was accented with a little white miso that gave some richness to the flavor. […]