Month: January 2013

Vegan Recipe: Longevity Noodle Mush

The name of ‘longevity noodles’ is derived from their long lengths. They are generally prepared as a heartwarming food during Chinese New Year, birthday or other special events to convey the wishes of good health and long life. The vegan recipe for Longevity Noodle Mush: servings – 4 Ingredients 100 g unsalted and thin longevity noodles 4 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft and dice) 4 slices carrot (dice) 4 stalks coriander (cut into small sections) 5 cups water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast flakes 1/2 tsp white pepper powder Method Pan-fry shiitake mushrooms and carrot...

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Vegan Recipe: Simmered Arrowheads with Molasses

With its sprouting form, arrowhead (慈菇 ci gu or 芽菇 ya gu) is known as an auspicious ingredient used in Chinese New Year cooking as it symbolizes growth and prosperousness. Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family! The vegan recipe for Simmered Arrowheads with Molasses: servings – 5 Ingredients 16 arrowheads/慈菇 ci gu (clean, wash and cut into quarters) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cup water Seasonings 1 tbsp molasses or dark soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar Method Heat vegetable oil and fry arrowheads until golden. Add salt and stir-fry until fragrant. Add...

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Vegan Recipe: Pumpkin and Almond Ice Cream

Yes! No milk, no eggs, it’s natural and healthy, it’s Vegan ice cream! Pumpkin and almond flour are some top choices in achieving a rich, milky and pleasant vegan dessert. If you can’t find almond flour or almond meal, you may DIY by grinding the roasted almonds. Have a happy vegan ice cream day! The vegan recipe for Pumpkin and Almond Ice Cream: servings – 2 to 4 Ingredients 250 g pumpkin (steam until soft, peel and cut into chunks) 1 1/2 cups roasted almond flour 2 tbsp fine sugar Method Place all the ingredients in a blender and...

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Vegan Recipe: Golden Roll-Ups

This easy-to-make and adorable vegan snack can also be tossed in your salad for a crunchy contrast, enjoy! The vegan recipe for Golden Roll-Ups: servings – 4 Ingredients 5 spring roll pastry sheets – 5 X 5 inches 1 tbsp wheat flour (mix with some water to form an adhesive paste) salt to taste Method Brush the wheat flour paste onto the top and bottom edges of the spring roll pastry sheet. Slowly and tightly roll up the pastry sheet until the top edges are firmly sealed. Cut into small diagonal sections. Repeat step 1 to 3 until all the pastry...

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Vegan Recipe: Alfalfa and Pistachio Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

In comparison with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar uplifts a salad with its distinctive sweet-sour taste, classy! The vegan recipe for Alfalfa and Pistachio Salad with Balsamic Vinegar: servings – 3 Ingredients 2 cups alfalfa sprouts (wash) 35 roasted pistachio nuts 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Seasonings 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar salt to taste Method Mix all the ingredients and seasonings in a salad bowl....

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Vegan Recipe: Aromatic Sichuan Pepper Spicy Sauce

Sichuan peppercorns are commonly used in Sichuan cuisine (one of the most famous Chinese cuisines). Not only does the pepper surprises all with it’s interesting numbing effect, it also brings extraordinary aroma and appetizing flavor to a dish! The vegan recipe for Aromatic Sichuan Pepper Spicy Sauce: servings – 1 cup sauce Spices and Herbs 1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns 1 star anise ½ cinnamon stick ½ tbsp cumin seeds 5 cloves 2 licorice root slices 2 pieces dried tangerine peel 4 slices Chinese angelica/dong quai 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp sand ginger powder 1 tbsp dried lavender flowers – herb Seasonings...

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Vegan Recipe: Straw Mushroom Curry

Straw mushroom is also known as paddy straw mushroom. It makes a good combination with curry powder; spicy and yummy! The vegan recipe for Straw Mushroom Curry: servings – 4 Ingredients 1 can straw mushrooms 1 tbsp tomato puree 1 tsp curry powder 2 tbsp water Seasonings 1/8 tsp salt Method Heat oil and saute curry powder until fragrant. Add straw mushrooms, water, tomato puree and salt. Stir until well combined and cooked. Remove and...

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Vegan Recipe: Soy Beetroot Soup

How would you say ‘no’ to this lovely pink vegan soup. Try it out, give a dash of loveliness to your dinning table and it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3! The vegan recipe for Soy Beetroot Soup: servings – 4 Ingredients 350 g beetroot (peel, cut into chunks, steam for 20 minutes and set aside) 4 cups sweetened soy milk 2 tsp salt Method Place beetroot and sweetened soy milk in a blender; pulse until smooth. Transfer the beetroot puree to a pot and bring it to a boil over low heat. Add salt, stir evenly and briefly simmer....

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Vegan Recipe: Fried Sweet Potato Slices

The texture of sweet potato is so mellow, when it’s fried, it emits a unique scent which is so irresistible! While the key of the crunchiness of this vegan snack is… a small amount of (1 tbsp) rice flour, less is more! The vegan recipe for Fried Sweet Potato Slices: servings – 4 Ingredients 250 g sweet potatoes (peel and slice) 1 cup wheat flour 1 tbsp rice flour adequate water Seasonings 1/4 tsp salt Method Combine wheat flour, rice flour, water and salt; stir to form a smooth batter. Coat sweet potatoes slices in the batter and fry in...

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Vegan Recipe: Lily Bulb, Kelp and Bell Pepper Chinese Salad

This is a premium vegan Chinese salad best serving at a Chinese wedding, Chinese New Year celebration or other auspicious occasions. The main ingredients are lily bulbs, kelp strips, Korean sweet potato vermicelli and red bell pepper. It’s fresh, healthy, eye-catching and yummy! The vegan recipe for Lily Bulb, Kelp and Bell Pepper Chinese Salad: servings – 4 Ingredients 2 fresh lily bulbs 鲜百合 (tear into petals, wash, soak in salt water for 10 minutes and remove) 1 cup soaked kelp strips (*soak kelp in water until soft and cut into fine strips) 1 cup soaked Korean sweet potato...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Yogurt and Cheese Rice

The vegetarian recipe for Yogurt and Cheese Rice: servings – 4 Ingredients 2 cups rice (wash) 100 g vegetarian soft cheese 1 tbsp plain yogurt 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 1/2 cups water Seasonings 1 tsp salt Method Place rice, water, vegetarian soft cheese, plain yogurt and salt in the rice cooker. Heat vegetable oil, saute cumin seeds until fragrant and transfer them with the oil to the rice cooker. Turn on the rice cooker. When the rice is ready, scoop out to...

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Vegan Recipe: Eight Treasure Soy Parcel

The vegan recipe for Eight Treasure Soy Parcel: servings – 6 Ingredients 2 dried bean curd sheets – approximately 40 x 40 cm 2 fresh bean curd parcels 生豆包 sheng dou bao  – approximately 500 g (unfold) 1 cup dried chestnuts (soak overnight) 1 cup cored dried lotus seeds (soak overnight) ½ cup dried lily bulbs 干百合 gan bai he (soak overnight) 20 ginkgo nuts 干百果 gan bai guo (remove the shell and skin) 1 cup diced shiitake mushrooms (*soak shiitake mushrooms in water until soft and dice) ½ cup carrot cubes ½ cup green peas 4 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup of water...

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