Spicy Tri Colored Quinoa with Beans and Corn

I have bought red quinoa and white quinoa as is in packages.  But only recelntly I saw this tri-colored quinoa which has white quinoa, red quinoa and a dark brown or almost blackish quinoa.  The darker colored quinoa give a more nut flavor and a bit of crunch taste and they don’t easily get over…

Quinoa with Roasted Beets, Beet Greens and Tofu

This year until last week I couldn’t find good fresh beets in the farmers market.  Last week when I went there, to my surprise they had really fresh beet bunches with fresh beet greens.  I couldn’t resist and bought a big bunch.  While they are fresh, I wanted to make some dish and came up…

Vegetarian Yakisoba

Nothing is more delicious than home cooked food especially when it comes to dishes like pasta, noodles, and pizza.  I love trying different cuisine recipes but have never thought of trying any Japanese recipes.  Probably I have been under the impression that Japanese cuisine is mostly based on sea food, sea weed and sushi.  So I…

Soba Noodles with Aromatic Almond Sauce

I am starting to love noodles the fact it is quite easy to cook and you can mix and match different vegetable you want.  So this time I thought of trying it with arugula.  Yes, arugula – some thing so different that I wanted to try.  To mask the strong taste of arugula I thought of…

Tofu pad thai

Ingredients: 4 oz pad Thai noodles or wakame rice noodles 2 teaspoons Asian chili bean sauce 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon tamarind paste ½ teaspoon lemon juice 2-3 cloves garlic thinly sliced 8 oz mixed mushrooms such as shittake, portabella, button 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 ½ cups napa cabbage 1 large julienned carrot 1…

Thai Style Soy Chunks (TVP) Curry

Soy chunks especially the big ones have a real meat texture.  When cooked they even taste somewhat like meat (per my friends since I am vegetarian).  When I saw the original recipe in WebMD  for Thai style chicken recipe, I immediately thought I can use soy chunks instead of meat.  Original recipe also had fish…

Fiery Red Thai Curry

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 cup medium thick coconut milk 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 3/4 cup string beans cut into…

Spicy Stir Fried Lo Mein Noodles

Ingredients: 2 oz lo mein noodles 7 oz (half a package) water packed extra firm tofu 2 garlic cloves minced 8 oz bean sprouts 4 oz sugar snap peas 1 large portabella mushroom 1 head baby bok choy 2 teaspoons cooking oil 1 teaspoon chili bean sauce Few drops of each pure dark sesame oil…