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Category Archives: Main Dish

Vegan Swedish Meatballs
スエーデン風Vミートボール

Swedish meatballs. One of my husband’s all-time favorite dishes. The green beans my mother-in-law got for us were a perfect side dish. Right before the dinner time, we ran to a store to get lingonberry jam. When it comes to Swedish meatballs, we are both quite rigid about having to have lingonberry jam (lol).

Gyro-Style Seitan Plate
ワンダフルVプレート

This was one of those lunch plates where I cooked whatever in the fridge and put together on a plate. I was not planning to take pictures, but it was so delicious that I had to! I had seitan meat, so I sliced it very thin and cooked it in a pan. On the plate […]

Blackened Cauliflower Tacos
焦がしカリフラワータコス

Today I’m an avocado-prisoner. I bought a bag of eight avocados (well it had a great price!) and waited for them to ripe for a few days, and then they became ripe ALL AT THE SAME TIME. So making tacos for lunch seemed to be a good idea so that we can consume some of […]

Seitan Pepptercorn Steak
Vペッパーコーンステーキ

First time making seitan steak. Like I’ve said many times in the past, I’m not a huge fan of fake meat. But when you’ve been on the plant-based diet for a while, I would admit you will want a variety. I hesitated, but decided to post these pictures, so that people who are not familiar […]

Taco Rice Plate
タコライスプレート

I happened to have all the right ingredients for tacos except for tortillas, so I decided to make taco rice. My taco tofu meat turned out great! I think I’m getting better and better at this. I made two kinds of sauce: avocado scallion and cheese. Got some toppings ready too. Taco rice was served […]

Sweet and Sour V-Balls
V肉団子の甘酢あん

Love sweet and sour dishes, and I get craving for it once in a while. Once you get the stuff ready, the cooking process goes quickly. Looks so good! I have a perfect plate for this dish. This was found at a local Asian grocery store. I made a big batch, but it disappeared quickly! […]

Thanksgiving 2018
感謝祭2018年

This was our second year plant-based Thanksgiving. I got a little help from The Herbivous Butcher. Guess what we got? Turducken! I got my collection of vintage (and not so vintage) plates out. It turned out great! Menu: Turducken from The Herbivous Butcher Cornbread with V butter Braised Kale and Lentils Spiced Maple Butternut Squash […]

Farmers Market Heirloom Tomato Tart
ファーマーズマーケット・トマトタルト

It’s still August, but it definitely feels like the end of summer here in Minnesota, especially when you are out early in the morning. So when I found the beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the local farmers market, I had to get some. Heirloom tomatoes are something that screams summer to me, and I wanted to […]

Pot Sticker Combo Meal
食堂餃子ランチセット

Combo meals are nothing new in the U.S. But typical combo meals you get in Japan look a bit different. Instead of fries and soda, you typically get rice and soup (and maybe some kind of small veggie dish) that accompany the main dish. And this is the kind of lunch option I often wish […]

Morel Galette
あみがさたけガレット

Galette is one of my favorite things to make. I think I like the “free-style” type of crust. I got these beautiful morel mushrooms the other day. Interestingly, there is this pizzeria in our neighborhood which sells pints of morels this time every year. And I never miss the opportunity. I was already loving this […]