Month: August 2012

Vege Angel’s 365th Vegetarian Recipe: Lavender Smoked Tofu!

Vege Angel’s 365th vegetarian recipe – Lavender Smoked Tofu: servings – 5 Ingredients 500 g hard tofu (cut lengthwise into ½ cm thick slices) Seasonings 1 tbsp salt 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 1 tbsp ground black pepper Smoke Ingredients 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp rice 1 tbsp dried lavender flowers – herb Method Combine the seasonings, sprinkle the mixture evenly over the tofu slices, lay the tofu on the oven’s grill grate, bake at 150°C for 20 minutes and remove. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil in the center of a wok, combine the smoke ingredients and spread...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Mustard Green Rice Porridge

The vegetarian recipe for Mustard Green Rice Porridge: servings – 4 Ingredients 250 g mustard greens (cut in to small pieces) 1/2 cup rice 4 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft and cut into thin strips) 8 slices ginger (cut into thin strips) 5 cups water Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp soy sauce Method Pan-fry ginger until golden brown, remove and set aside. Place rice and water in a pot; cook for 20 minutes. Pan-fry shiitake mushrooms until fragrant, remove and add them to the pot with mustard greens; cook for another 5 minutes. Add salt and soy sauce;...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Wax Apples in Sugary Soy Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for Wax Apples in Sugary Soy Sauce: servings – 5 Ingredients 500 g small wax apples – jambu air (wash and cut into halves) 5 Thai chilies (chop) – optional Seasonings 3 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 5 tbsp sugar Method Combine all the seasonings with Thai chilies. Place the wax apples in a salad bowl, pour the above mixture over and combine. Mix every 5 minutes thrice....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Thosai/Dosa (Fermented Crepes)

The vegetarian recipe for Thosai/Dosa (Fermented Crepes): servings – 15 to 20 sheets Ingredients 3 cups rice 1 tbsp cooked rice 3/4 cup urad dal – white lentils (dehusked black gram) 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp salt 5 cups water Method Soak rice in water (3 cups water) for 4 hours; soak urad dal with fenugreek seeds in water (2 cups water) for 4 hours. Place the above soaked ingredients (rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds), soaking water, cooked rice and salt in a blender, puree until a smooth batter is formed, set aside and let it ferment...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Banana and Coconut Milk Dessert

The vegetarian recipe for Banana and Coconut Milk Dessert: servings – 3 Ingredients 4 bananas (peel and cut into round pieces) 3 cups water 2 tbsp brown sugar coconut milk to taste Method Place water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add bananas and cook for a while. Add brown sugar and simmer until it dissolves. Ladle into dessert bowls and top with coconut milk....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi

The vegetarian recipe for Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi: servings – 5 Ingredients 750 g potatoes (boil till tender, peel and mash) 2 cups wheat flour 2 cans button mushrooms (dice) 1 cup soya mince 1 bell pepper (dice) 200 g cherry tomatoes (cut in half) 2 stalks parsley (chop) 50 g cream cheese – suitable for vegetarians 50 g cheddar cheese – suitable for vegetarians 1 cup evaporated milk 3 tbsp butter 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup water Seasonings 1 pinch + 2 tsp salt 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 1/2 tsp black pepper powder Method Gnocchi While the...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Mashed Tofu and Tomatoes

The vegetarian recipe for Mashed Tofu and Tomatoes: servings – 1 rice bowl Ingredients 2 blocks tofu (mash) 1 1/2 tomatoes (dice) 1 tbsp ground golden flax seeds Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp white pepper powder Method Place all the ingredients and seasonings in a pan. Sprinkle some vegetable oil over and stir to mix well. Then, saute over low heat until fragrant. Remove, place in a rice bowl, gently press with a spoon and transfer to a plate....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Kelp Fritters (Vegan Keropok Lekor)

The vegetarian recipe for Kelp Fritters (Vegan Keropok Lekor): Ingredients 2 cups soaked kelp/kombu (*soak kelp overnight, wash and chop) 6 cups tapioca starch 1/2 cup wheat flour 2 cups water Seasonings 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp white pepper powder 1 tsp vegetarian seasoning Method Place kelp and water in a blender, puree until smooth, transfer to a pot and bring to a boil over low heat. In a huge mixing bowl, combine tapioca starch with wheat flour, gently pour the boiled kelp puree over the flour and stir well with a wooden spatula. Add all the seasonings and knead...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Chickpea and Glass Noodle Soup

The vegetarian recipe for Chickpea and Glass Noodle Soup (Vegetarian Shark Fin Soup): servings – 4 Ingredients 1 cup chickpeas (soak in water for 2 hours and drain) 2 bean curd parcels 豆包 dou bao (cut into thin strips) 5 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft, remove the stems, cut into thin strips and pan-fry until fragrant) 6 cups water adequate glass noodles Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce or soy sauce Method Chickpea Soup: place chickpeas and water in a pot; cook over low heat for about 30 minutes. Transfer the chickpea soup to another...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Osmanthus Jelly

The vegetarian recipe for Osmanthus Jelly: servings – 15 to 20 jellies Ingredients 3 cups soaked coral grass (*wash coral grass, soak in water overnight and drain) 3/4 cup crystal sugar 冰糖 bing tang 2 tbsp corn starch 1 tbsp dried osmanthus flowers 2 1/2 cups water Method Place all the ingredients in a blender (except osmanthus flowers), puree until smooth and jelly-like. Pour the puree into a pot, add osmanthus flowers, heat over low flame and keep stirring until the first boil. Transfer the puree into jelly molds and refrigerate for about 2 hours....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Red Cabbage, Tomato and Golden Flax Seed Salad

The vegetarian recipe for Red Cabbage, Tomato and Golden Flax Seed Salad: servings – 4 Ingredients 1 cup red cabbage pieces (wash and cut into strips) 1 tomato (wash and dice) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp ground golden flax seeds Seasonings 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1/8 tsp salt Method Mix all the ingredients and seasonings in a salad bowl....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Vegan Hot Dog Buns

The vegetarian recipe for Vegan Hot Dog Buns: servings – 3 Vegan Hot Dog Buns 2 cups wheat flour 1 tsp instant dry yeast 1 tbsp vegetable shortening 2 tbsp white sesame seeds 3/4 cup water 1 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt Combine water, sugar and instant dry yeast; leave aside to ferment for 5 minutes. Sieve wheat flour into a big bowl; add the above mixture, vegetable shortening and salt; combine and knead the dough. Cover the dough with a piece of cloth for 10 minutes, knead the dough and divide into 3 equal portions. Then, roll each...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Curry and Almond Fried Rice

The vegetarian recipe for Curry and Almond Fried Rice: servings – 2 Ingredients 2 cups cooked rice 1/2 cup roasted almonds 2 tomatoes (dice) 1/2 lemon (squeeze the juice) 1/4 cup vegetable oil Seasonings 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp salt Method Heat oil. Saute curry powder and turmeric powder over low heat until fragrant. Add almonds and tomatoes; stir evenly. Add rice and salt; stir-fry until fragrant. Dish out, set on plates and sprinkle lemon juice over....

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How to Make Natural Soy Pudding

Homemade/DIY Natural Soy Pudding: servings – 6 Natural Soy Puddings 1 1/2 cups soy beans (wash, soak overnight and drain) 3 cups soaked coral grass (*wash coral grass, soak overnight and drain) 10 cups water Place soy beans and water (5 cups) in a blender and pulse until a smooth soy puree is formed. Lay a large piece of muslin or cheesecloth in a mixing bowl. Transfer the soy puree onto the cloth, bring up the sides of the cloth, wrap, twist and squeeze to extract the soy milk. Return the soy pulp from the muslin cloth to the...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Tom Yum Paste

The vegetarian recipe for Tom Yum Paste: servings – 1 1/2 cup paste Ingredients 5 slices ginger (finely chop) 2 lemongrass bulbs (finely chop) 1 bunch coriander leaves (finely chop) 1 lemon (squeeze the juice) 1 cup water Seasonings 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp vinegar 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp salt Method Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until a smooth vegetable puree forms. Heat oil (1/4 cup vegetable oil), add in chili powder and saute until fragrant. Pour the vegetable puree into the pan and stir to mix well. Add...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Fried Spaghetti

The vegetarian recipe for Fried Spaghetti: servings – 4 Ingredients 250 g spaghetti (cook in boiling water until tender, remove, drain and set aside) 1 can button mushrooms (slice) 2 bell peppers (cut into strips) 1 cup TVP (textured vegetable protein) strips 1 cup tomato puree 3 tbsp vegetable oil 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp ginger shreds 1 cup water Seasonings 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 1 tbsp ground dried basil leaves 1 tbsp ground dried bay leaves ground black pepper to taste salt to taste Method Heat vegetable oil over low heat. Fry TVP strips until...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Steamed Tofu with Dong Quai and Goji Berries

The vegetarian recipe for Steamed Tofu with Dong Quai and Goji Berries: servings – 4 Ingredients 3 blocks soft tofu 5 pieces Dong Quai 20 goji berries/wolfberries 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp soy sauce Method Lay tofu blocks on a steaming plate and top with Dong Quai pieces plus goji berries. Sprinkle water, vegetable oil, salt and soy sauce over; steam for 10 minutes. Remove and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Vegetable Tempura

The vegetarian recipe for Vegetable Tempura: servings – 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 white cabbage leaves (cut into pieces) 1/2 carrot (slice into rounds) 6 baby corns (cut in half) 3 long beans (cut into 2-inch lengths) 1 green bell pepper (cut into pieces) 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup tapioca starch 1/2 cup water Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp white pepper powder Method Place self-rising flour, water, salt and white pepper powder in a mixing bowl and stir to form a smooth batter. Dip all the vegetables (cabbage, carrot, baby corns, long beans and green bell pepper)...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Rice Bowl Cakes

The vegetarian recipe for Rice Bowl Cakes: servings – 6 Rice Bowl Cakes 2 cups rice flour 2 tbsp tapioca starch 3 tbsp gluten-free wheat flour 1 ¼ cups water 3 ¼ cups hot water 2 tbsp vegetable oil In a mixing bowl, combine water, rice flour, tapioca starch and gluten-free wheat flour; stir well to form a smooth batter and keep aside for about 2 hours. Add vegetable oil and mix well. Gently pour the hot water into the batter and stir well. Ladle the batter into 6 rice bowls, steam over high heat for about 25 minutes,...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Flax Seed Pancakes

The vegetarian recipe for Flax Seed Pancakes: servings – 2 Ingredients 1 cup self-rising flour 1/4 cup wheat flour 1 tbsp golden flax seeds (grind) 3/4 cup fresh milk 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp vegetable oil Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt 3 tsp sugar Method In a mixing bowl, stir to combine all the ingredients and seasonings. Ladle 1/4 cup batter into a non-stick pan, pan-fry both sides over low heat until golden brown, remove and set aside. Repeat step 2 until all the batter is used up. Serve with...

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