Month: October 2014

Vegan Recipe: Pumpkin Buns

The vegan recipe for Pumpkin Buns: servings – 10 vegan buns Ingredients 250 g pumpkin (steam until soft, mash and let cool) 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 2 1/2 cups wheat flour 1/2 tbsp instant dry yeast 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup water Seasonings 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Method Combine pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, wheat flour, instant dry yeast, salt and sugar. Add vegetable oil and water; mix until well combined and knead until a smooth dough is formed. Divide into 10 portions, form them into ball shapes and lay them onto a greased baking tray. Let...

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How to Make Natural Apple Jam

Homemade/DIY Natural Apple Jam: servings – 1 container Ingredients 8 apples (peel and cut into small chunks) 4 tbsp tapioca starch 1 1/2 cup water Seasonings 1/4 cup sugar Method Place the apples and water in a blender; pulse until smooth. Transfer the apple puree to a pot. Add tapioca starch and sugar. Constantly stir while cooking until the jam becomes thickened. Transfer the apple jam to a glass container, let cool and refrigerate before serving....

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Vegan Recipe: Kung Pao Bamboo Pith

The vegan recipe for Kung Pao (Spicy Stir-Fried) Bamboo Pith: servings – 3 Ingredients 100 g bamboo pith (soak in water until soft, gently squeeze out the water and cut into sections) 1/2 cup cashew nuts 8 dried chilies (cut into sections) 10 slices carrot 3 tbsp vegetable oil Seasonings 1 tbsp black vinegar 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar Method Heat vegetable oil. Stir-fry cashew nuts, dried chilies and carrot until fragrant. Add the bamboo pith, black vinegar, vegetarian oyster sauce, salt and sugar. Briefly stir, cover the pan and simmer for a while. Remove and serve....

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Vegan Recipe: Winter Melon and Tomato Soup

The vegan recipe for Winter Melon and Tomato Soup: servings – 4 Ingredients 400 g winter melon (cut into chunks) 4 tomatoes 5 cups water Seasonings 1 tsp salt Method Place winter melon, tomatoes and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Add salt and stir well. Ladle into soup bowls and serve....

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Vegan Recipe: Crispy Tofu Envelopes

The vegan recipe for Crispy Tofu Envelopes: servings – 8 pieces Ingredients 1 large fried bean curd skin (cut into 8 pieces) 2 blocks tofu (mash) 2 tbsp wheat flour (mix with some water) Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper powder 1/4 tsp vegetarian seasoning Method Mix the mashed tofu with salt, white pepper powder and vegetarian seasoning. Place 1 tbsp of the above tofu mixture in the middle of each bean curd skin. Damp the edges of the bean curd skin with wheat flour paste and fold up to form a rectangle shape. Fry until golden...

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Vegan Recipe: Salted and Curry Leaf Flavored Cashew Appetizer

The vegan recipe for Salted and Curry Leaf Flavored Cashew Appetizer: servings – 3 Ingredients 4 stalks curry leaves (pluck the leaves) 1/2 cup cashew nuts 2 tbsp vegetable oil Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt Method Heat vegetable oil, quick-fry curry leaves until crispy, remove and set aside. Stir-fry cashew nuts until golden. Sprinkle the fried curry leaves and salt over; stir well. Remove and...

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Vegan Recipe: Braised Chayote with Preserved Olive Vegetables

The vegan recipe for Braised Chayote with Preserved Olive Vegetables: servings – 2 Ingredients 300 g chayote (slice) 3 tbsp vegetarian preserved olive vegetables 2 slices ginger 1 tsp sugar 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup water Method Heat vegetable oil and saute ginger until fragrant. Add chayote and briefly stir. Add the vegetarian preserved olive vegetables and sugar; stir well. Add water and braise until fully absorbed. Remove and serve....

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Vegan Recipe: Eggless Pandan Sponge Cake

The vegan recipe for Eggless Pandan Sponge Cake: servings – 16 slices vegan cake Ingredients 20 pandan leaves (cut into small sections) 4 cups self-rising flour (sieve) 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 cup sugar 3 drops vanilla flavor 1 tsp baking soda 2 cups water Method Place the pandan leaves and water into a blender; pulse until smooth, transfer the the puree to a large piece of muslin or cheesecloth which is laid in a mixing bowl, bring up the sides of the cloth, wrap, twist and squeeze to extract the pandan juice. Mix the pandan juice with coconut...

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