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…

Mung Bean Threads with Sautéed Kale

I have been reading a lot of recipes with cellophane noodles, glass noodles etc.  Since I don’t have any special stores that sells these noodles, I thought to settle with mung bean noodles since they are similar to the cellophane noodles.  I bought the KAME brand mung bean threads and cooked the noodles according to…

Curried Veggie Quinoa Bowl

I love making one dish meals since they are so easy and I don’t have to make multiple side dishes.  It’s hard to resist make such dishes especially when they are packed with spices and flavor.  Even though I have posted a few Quinoa dishes earlier, this time I wanted to make some thing that…

Soba Noodles with Tofu and Coconut Chili Sauce

Recently I have been trying different one pot dishes.  Rice and curry does feel good.  But the problem – When it comes to rice, I always end up making three different curries for dinner.  So to save some extra time, I thought of making this dish which is quite healthy and filling.  I wouldn’t call…

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…

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…

Stir-Fried Soba Noodles with Veggies

Ingredients: 6 oz Buckwheat Soba Noodles 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon chili paste (you can buy them in Chinese or Korean stores) 6 oz button mushrooms 1 small red bell pepper 1 medium carrot 5 oz tofu 1 bunch baby bok-choy 1 small onion 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon cooking…