Recipes

Recipes

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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Malaysian Curry

This is a great hearty dish for a cold night with so many beautiful spices and aromas! The list of ingredients is long, but well worth it! Serve over a bowl of basmati rice for a true heavenly dinner!

Kung Pao Tofu

This is a great Chinese take-out fave! Crispy tofu in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy peanutty sauce!

Ramen Noodle Chow Mein

An easy weeknight one pot meal using the convenience of Ramen!

Vietnamese Pho with Spiralized Yellow Beets and Rutabaga

There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of Pho – a classic Vietnamese soup filled with loads of veggies and noodles. In this version, I use spiralized beets and rutabaga in place of the noodles, for some guilt-free slurping!

Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai

Ok, so I am a little obsessed with my spiralizer! The sweet potato “noodles” here are a great combination with this tart and tangy Pad Thai sauce!

Peanutty Cucumber “Noodle” Salad

This is a great refreshing “noodle” salad – where the noodles are made entirely of ... cucumbers!! Really yummy without the guilt!

Edamame Udon Noodle Soup

This is a delicious soup with a fun Asian twist. In this soup I make a quick Vietnamese style broth, that gets its deep color from onion peels! I then throw in some protein packed edamame beans and udon noodles for a seriously satisfying meal!

Spicy Ginger Edamame

Edamame are soy beans sold frozen in their pods. Thye are often served in Japanese restaurants as a starter sprinkled with sea salt. I thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit!

Gingered Eggplant and Shitake

A great veggie dish as a side or a main meal served over some Chinese rice.

General Tao Cauliflower

The cauliflower florets act as perfect little crispy morsels to soak up this deliciously flavorful sauce! This is a great healthy version of the classic as not only have I replaced chicken with cauliflower but I have also baked instead of deep frying.

Lentil, Swiss Chard and Veggie Yellow Curry

Yellow curry is a type of curry from Thailand, usually with a base of coconut milk, lime leaves and fresh ginger. You can buy the yellow curry paste in most Asian grocery stores. This dish can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for about 2 months.

Thai Sweet Potato - Edamame Stew

This is just perfect comfort food on a cold night! Serve over basmati rice for a full meal.

Sautéed Ginger Mushrooms

This is a really simple yet scrumptious mushroom side dish. Perfect as a side for any meal!

Tofu Lettuce Cups

These are a really fun “assemble your own” type dinner. Put out the fresh lettuce, the delicious tofu filling and a few fun toppings such as hot sauce, peanuts and herbs. Let your guests assemble as they eat! Great for a relaxed lunch or a casual dinner get together.

Coconut and Ginger Buttercup Squash Soup

The mix of sweet from the pumpkin with the heat from the chilli and creaminess from the coconut is an unbeatable combination!

Maple Ginger Buttercup Squash

This dish has a great combination of sweet, salty and spicy with a little hint of ginger. Every time I make it my guests are wowed by the flavours!

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches

These hearty sandwiches are filled with tofu and crispy spicy veggies. Although there are a few different components to the sandwich, it is pretty simple to prepare since you only have to make one sauce that is used 3 different ways.

Asian Eggplant and Tofu Bowl

This is a delicious way of combining tofu and eggplant with a slightly Thai inspired sauce. You will notice that in the ingredients I mention that its better if the tofu has been frozen and defrosted. This changes the texture slightly, giving it a more “chicken” like feel. I generally buy lots of tofu when they are on sale and throw a few in the freezer for dishes like this. You can just then defrost in the microwave. In a pinch however, you can still create this dish with regular tofu cut into cubes.

Thai Sweet Potato – Coconut Spread

This dip has really special flavor combinations! It can be served with crackers, or as a sandwich spread or even as a dip for fresh veggies.

Cucumber Sesame Salad

This is a really nice refreshing picnic basket salad! For this salad I used a spiral veggie slicer to get the cucumbers so thin. If you do not have one, you can use a mandolin or just a very sharp knife and slice as thinly as possible. This salad can keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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