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Category Archives: Soup/Stew

Curry Udon with Mushrooms
きのこ入りカレーうどん

Udon noodles in curry soup with sautéed mushrooms. Thick chewy Udon noodles always go so well with rich curry soup! So good. A picture from this foggy morning.

Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu and Tempeh
タイココナッツカレー麺

I just chatted with a neighbor in the elevator. It’s crazy that we get excited about the upcoming temperature of 40F degrees. She is right though, about Minnesotans getting soon excited about 20F degrees! Seriously, I think we can officially call us survivors.

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Wild Rice
クリーミーきのこスープ、ワイルドライス入り

When people try my soup, they ask me what I use in place of chicken (or beef) stock. Well, when I tell them I don’t use any premade stock, even the vegetable one, they look surprised. When I started plant-based diet, I would initially buy those products, but soon I realized I really didn’t need […]

Apple Chili
りんごチリスープ

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 […]

Green Coconut Curry with V-Balls, Tofu, and Veggies
具沢山グリーンココナッツカレー

When you go to a restaurant and order a curry dish, you usually have to pick what you want in your curry. It usually takes me a long time to decide on one thing because I often want “everything”! A good thing about homemade curry is that you can add whatever you want, and the […]

Curried Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Vカレーシェパーズ・パイ

I don’t make this dish too often, but when I have left-over mashed potatoes, this does appear on our dinner table. I used my vegan meatballs and crumbled them into small pieces to add to the stew. Turned out great. It’s a good hearty dish.

Zen Soba Soup
ZEN 蕎麦

A bowl of soba noodle soup always makes me smile. First soba noodles. And then soup. But after that you can just add whatever you like. Lucky me, I had some homemade sunflower seed tofu. I hope everyone had a good start of the week.

Creamy Mango Stew
マンゴーシチュー

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 […]

Miso Homemade Noodle Soup
味噌煮込み手打ちうどん風

I love almost any type of noodle soup. But miso noodle soup has a special spot in my heart. As my hometown in Japan is famous for dark miso noodle soup, I grew up eating it a lot. When I made homemade pasta, it looked like the noodles that were used for the miso noodle […]

Green Fox Soba Soup
緑のきつね蕎麦

Soba noodle soup is one of my favorite lunch dishes. Growing up in Japan, I ate a lot of noodle soup for lunch. One of the reasons was that I was a huge noodle fan, but when I was old enough to use the stove, noodle soup was one of the easiest to make myself. […]