All posts tagged: tofu

Vegan Saag Paneer | with Grilled Flat Bread

The first time I tried Saag Paneer I thought, “This cheese tastes very tofu-y.” So when I saw a recipe for it on¬†Connoisseurusveg, I wondered why I hadn’t thought of that before. ūüôā She’s a genius. This came out really good, guys. It’s creamy and well flavored. The pan fried tofu works perfectly as a cheese stand in. Indian food just got a whole lot easier around my kitchen! I paired it with a really easy¬†grilled¬†flatbread recipe because making naan would have required some yogurt, and soy yogurt is impossible to buy here. The flatbread kept me on a vegan track! It would also be amazing with some jasmine rice. Vegan Saag Paneer recipe slightly adapted from Connoisseurusveg! Grilled Flatbread recipe slightly adapted from Food52. VEGAN SAAG PANEER Ingredients: 1 chopped onion 1 TBSP¬†grated fresh ginger 3-4 minced garlic cloves 4-5 cups washed,¬†fresh spinach 2 TBSP¬†olive¬†oil 2 full cups¬†extra firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes 1 TSP¬†turmeric 1 cup vegetable broth juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 TSP¬†ground cumin,¬†1 TSP¬†garam masala,¬†2¬†TSP¬†sugar,¬†¬Ĺ TSP¬†salt 3/4¬†cup coconut …

BBQ Tofu Sliders with Black Bean Salad

Hey…so…these are really good, and you should probably think about making them. Need a Meatless Monday recipe? Here it is. Need to stretch those dollars with cheap recipes? Tofu is cheaper than meat! Don’t like tofu? No problem, roasting it and letting it bask in the love that is barbecue sauce hides a multitude of sins. These sliders are earth friendly, sweet and tangy. NOTES: Make the salad ahead of time and let it sit for a bit to get the juice flowing. ¬†To create a crispy tofu crust, you will need to roast it at two different temps before adding the BBQ sauce. Bonus: No need to press the tofu in this recipe! Vegan Option: Omit the fried egg and mayonnaise. Ingredients for the sliders 1 package of firm tofu 2¬†ciabatta¬†sandwich rolls handful of microgreens or sprouts mayonnaise favorite brand of BBQ sauce (about 1/2 cup) olive oil, salt & pepper for roasting 1-2 fried eggs (optional) Ingredients for the salad 1 can black beans, drained 1 can sweet corn, drained 1 halved and …

Creamy Tofu Soup

The¬†air is frosty already and the leaves are beautifully shriveling. Comfort of food is needed. Otherwise, I have to turn on my floor heater (which is ah-mazing) and spend all my food money on heating. Frankly, I’d rather spend it on ingredients. SOUP! It is soup time in the world of South Korea. (Actually, Koreans eat soup all year long for damn near every meal, but I’m working with my sensibilities.)¬†Cold weather means soup¬†to me and since I’ve grown to like tofu and don’t buy cream anymore, it seemed like the perfect consistency for a cream alternative. This was a kitchen experiment so the amount is quite small, perhaps enough for two bowls of soup. You can always double the recipe or add alternate ingredients to bulk this puppy up. The soup is basically a nondairy cream alternative that can be used as a base for creamy soups. And it tastes goo-ood. The trick is to take away the tofu smell-taste. That’s where the garlic comes in! Garlic covers a multitude of sins in the …

Roasted Bok Choy & Tofu Dumplings

Oh dumplings, never change… This was only my third or fourth attempt at making dumplings (mandu if you’re in Korea) and it does get easier to get them all together but with endless possibilities for flavor, its hard to choose what to use. You need something that will make a little heft for a nice bite. ¬†If you’re not a meat eater, I would suggest the tofu like I used here. glass noodles or¬†more vegetables (cabbage, onions, something sturdy). The trick is the filling to dumpling wrapper ratio…it will be everything. You’re not a machine, you can’t fill up your dumpling like a store bought one unless you are really, really talented. So don’t beat yourself up if it takes a bit to figure out the ratio. Practice, fail, keep trying. That’s the way to do it. You could also just make a little half circle dumpling. There’s no shame in that shape and I’ve done it myself. They’re great for frying, actually. But, I made these in the shape of dumpling that’s good for …

Fried Tofu Sandwich | with Ssamjang Mayo

After a weekend trip to Decadentville via Ryunique, I decided I better eat cheap last week and had one of these little scrumptious babies nearly every day. They are so good, you all, and it has been a long journey to tofu meals for me. I used to vehemently hate tofu, even after coming to Korea. I didn’t appreciate the texture, I would compare it to the fatty part of a chicken, and hated when people told me it could, “taste like whatever you cook it with.” Umm…gross.

Beetroot | Quiche

As soon as I saw this recipe I wanted it in my stomach. I saw that color and I saw that crust and I knew it had to be made in my kitchen. I wanted to add goat cheese to this recipe but my hookup is all backed up. It’s probably a hard thing¬†being the only organic goat cheese operation in Korea. ¬†So I substituted tofu for the cheese because I just wanted to give the eggs some creaminess. ¬†The crust is whole wheat white flour but I’ve made it several times with white flour. The beets taste mildly sweet and blends with the eggy creaminess and crusty dough like the best of middle school friends. Ingredients: 3 large beets 2 eggs 1 cup of soft tofu 2-3 pieces of cooked bacon | optional fresh oragano salt + pepper to taste recipe for buttery pie crust | I substituted whole wheat white flour and added 1/4 more ice water. Directions: Peel your beets, brush with oil and place in aluminum foil. Bake in an oven …