Category Archives: Vegan

Onigirazu – Japanese Rice Sandwiches

I discovered this idea quite by accident while surfing around on You Tube, and decided to create my own Onigirazu — basically sushi rice wrapped with a nori sheet to form a pocket, with whatever inside the rice that stirs … Continue reading

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Okra, Mushroom, Tomato, Onion, Kashmiri Masala

The inspiration for this dish was Indian — but having come home from surgery earlier that day, I didn’t have the stamina to go whole-barrel on this one.  In fact, I’d prepped the okra the day before.  Kashmiri paste /masala … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Borscht

While beet soup (Eastern European Borscht) is sometimes made with beef broth/stock, this one is made with a veggie broth.  And, since I didn’t have the regular purple beets in my fridge, the color on this one will not be … Continue reading

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Black Japonica Rice with Cabbage, Endive and (Optional) Farmer’s Cheese

Black Japonica rice – I discovered it recently.  I bought a cup to investigate.  It is mostly purple-black.  It’s a short-grained rice.  You will find a photo of it, raw, at the end of this post. Prep Time:  20 minutes, … Continue reading

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Hoisin Sauce

I bought some Hoisin sauce from Whole Paycheck, and even from that supposedly-natural source, this jar has a lot of dodgy ingredients.  SOOOO… Make-Over Time!!!  I am going to make my own.  I found a couple of recipes on-line that I’ll … Continue reading

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Indian Uttapam Pancakes

This is made for the Pancake Challenge Link Party, hosted by Natascha’s Palace, and assisted by Lin of Lin’s Recipes.  And well, because they turned out quite good, too!   They’d be great to bring to a brunch where you’d … Continue reading

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Asian Sweet and Sour Sauce

While this recipe is a gluten-free, grain-free adaptation of a Filipino recipe, this sauce is serviceable for sweet and sour sauces for Chinese, Malaysian, and Indochinese treatments of seafood, poultry, and vegetables.  Or for anything you would dip into, say, … Continue reading

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