Month: February 2013

Vegan Recipe: Green Pea and Russet Potato Curry

In just a snap, you and your family can enjoy a delectable green pea and potato curry. Easy and unfussy! The vegan recipe for Green Pea and Russet Potato Curry: servings – 4 Ingredients 2 russet potatoes (peel and cut into chunks) 1/2 can canned green peas 2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tbsp coconut milk 2 1/2 cups water Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar Method Pan-fry potatoes until fragrant. Add curry powder, chili powder and lemon juice; stir until fragrant and well combined. Add green peas, water, coconut milk, salt...

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Vegan Recipe: Fried Sticky Rice Cake with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

There’re various methods to prepare a dish with the lovely Chinese New Year’s cake/sticky rice cake and this is a speedy yet presentable one! The vegan recipe for Fried Sticky Rich Cake with Mashed Sweet Potatoes: servings – 5 Ingredients 250 g sticky rice cake/nian gao 年糕 (dice) 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (* steam sweet potatoes, peel and mash) 3 tbsp wheat starch Method Combine mashed sweet potatoes and wheat starch; divide into portions. Wrap the diced sticky rice cake in the above sweet potato pastry. Fry in hot oil over low heat until golden brown. Remove, drain...

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How to Make Vegan Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Seitan)

Once the vegan Chinese barbecue sauce is prepared, you are halfway to success and if you prefer a stronger taste, you may dress the Vegan char siu with extra sauce. Enjoy! Homemade/DIY Vegan Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Seitan): servings – 8 Ingredients 2 cups wheat gluten powder/seitan powder 1 cup wheat starch 5 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 1/2 tbsp salt 1 3/4 cups water 1 cup Vegan Chinese Barbecue Sauce Method In a mixing bowl, combine wheat gluten powder, wheat starch, nutritional yeast flakes and salt. Add water (1 1/4 cups), mix well and knead the dough; 10 minutes later, knead...

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Vegan Recipe: Vegan Chinese Barbecue Sauce

The main ingredients of this vegan Chinese barbecue sauce (vegan char siu sauce) are the aromatic 5-spice powder, black pepper powder and sand ginger powder. It’s appetizing and rich in flavor! The vegan recipe for Vegan Chinese Barbecue Sauce: 3 cups sauce Ingredients 1 tsp 5-spice powder 1 tsp black pepper powder 1 tbsp sand ginger powder 3 tbsp tomato puree 3 tbsp soy sauce 4 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp maltose syrup 3 tbsp sugar ½ cup golden flax seed paste (* soak golden flax seeds and puree) 2 tbsp...

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Vegan Recipe: White Radish Cake

If you like the pan-fried version, you can then skip the preparation of the vegan accompaniment. Steamed and pan-fried white radish cake are actually both worlds; steamed one embraces the freshness of vegetable juice, while, the pan-fried one embraces grilled aroma. So, which will be your favorite? The vegan recipe for White Radish Cake: servings – 1 round pan sized cake White Radish Cake 500 g or 1 white radish (wash and shred) 3 cups rice flour 3 1/4 cups water 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp salt 1 tsp sugar Heat vegetable oil and briefly saute shredded white...

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Vegan Recipe: Heart-Shaped Mashed Potatoes with Vegan Black Pepper Sauce

 A light and romantic vegan valentine meal which requires no dizzy skills. Quick, easy yet delicate! The vegan recipe for Heart-Shaped Mashed Potatoes with Vegan Black Pepper Sauce: servings – 2 Heart-Shaped Mashed Potatoes 3 russet potatoes (steam until soft, peel and mash) 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes salt to taste Combine all the ingredients. Roll out into a thick layer and cut out the heart shapes with a heart cutter. Set on plates. Vegan Black Pepper Sauce 1 tsp black pepper powder 1 tbsp white peppercorns (grind) 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp...

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Vegan Recipe: Tangerine Jelly

Coral grass is also known as sea bird’s nest. For a vegetarian or vegan, it’s an excellent alternative to gelatin. The vegan recipe for Tangerine Jelly: servings – 15 to 20 jellies Ingredients 3 cups soaked coral grass (*wash coral grass, soak in water overnight and drain) 1 candied tangerine (finely chop) 3/4 cup crystal sugar 冰糖 bing tang or sugar 2 tbsp corn starch 2 1/2 cups water Method Place all the ingredients in a blender (except candied tangerine); puree until smooth and jelly-like. Pour the puree into a pot, add candied tangerine, cook over low heat and keep stirring until the...

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Vegan Recipe: Fresh Ginseng, Red Date and Almond Mushroom Soup

Attributed to ginseng’s divine herbal flavor, ginseng soup tastes marvelous, noble dining experience! The vegan recipe for Ginseng, Red Date and Almond Mushroom Soup: servings – 3 Ingredients 2 fresh small-sized ginseng roots 4 red dates (remove the pits) 4 dried almond mushrooms (soak in water for 15 minutes and cut into sections) 1/2 cup chickpeas (soak in water for 2 hours) 7 cups water Seasonings 1 tsp salt Method Place all the ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes. Add salt and stir well. Ladle into soup bowls and...

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Vegan Recipe: Five Blessings Hot and Cold Combination Platter

The vegan recipe for Five Blessings Hot and Cold Combination Platter: servings – 8 Mushroom and Coriander Jelly 1 tbsp coral grass/sea bird’s nest (wash, finely chop and soak in water for 2 hours) 5 white button mushrooms (dice) 1 3/4 cups water 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 stalks coriander (dice) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar Saute white button mushrooms until fragrant and place in a pot. Add coral grass, water, salt and sugar; cook over low heat until the coral grass dissolves. Transfer to a rice bowl, add coriander and sesame oil; mix well and refrigerate for about...

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Vegan Recipe: Munchy Bean Curd Parcels in Seasoned Soy Sauce

Tasting is believing it! The innovative vegan seasoned soy sauce is a finger licking good barbecue sauce. Pairing it up with the munchy fried bean curd parcels makes a non-vegetarian see vegan/vegetarian food from a different perspective. The vegan recipe for Munchy Bean Curd Parcels in Seasoned Soy Sauce: servings – 4 Ingredients 2 pieces fresh bean curd parcels/生豆包 sheng dou bao (cut into pieces and fry until golden) 1/2 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup water Seasonings 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 2 tbsp tomato sauce 2 tbsp plum...

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