Creamy Chana Masala

Creamy Chana Masala

After returning from KL earlier in the week, I couldn’t get Indian food off my mind.  I think I told you in my last post that I didn’t get enough… so I just had to make my own when I came back!

Creamy Chana Masala

I’ve been making this chana masala almost every week for awhile now, and we haven’t gotten tired of it yet.  I adapted it from my beloved “Oh She Glows” cookbook by Angela Liddon.  Angela is an amazing young entrepreneur in the world of vegan cuisine, and if you haven’t checked her out, you should.

Of course I made a few tweaks to the recipe, because I can’t leave any recipe alone, even my own. …

Read More »

My Mother was Right About Everything

Pesto Quinoa White Bean Burgers

This evening I channeled my mother by walking into my kitchen at 5:15pm without any idea what I was going to make for dinner. I opened the refrigerator door and stood perusing its Tupperwared contents, seeking inspiration.  A few chunks of leftover roasted pumpkin… no.  Newly made coconut kefir… good, but no.  Half a box of barely-good-the-first-time leftover Vietnamese from the weekend… definitely not.

Pesto Quinoa White Bean Burgers

But then I spotted a big zucchini, some (relatively) fresh homemade pesto and cooked quinoa,…

Read More »

How to Make Seitan

Looks a bit like steak, hey??

Looks a bit like steak, hey??

I’ll be honest, I wait as long as possible before going to the grocery store after I arrive back home to Manila.  It’s just not a pleasure like it is in the U.S.  You ex-pats know what I’m talking about… Luckily for me, I normally keep enough food in my pantry to sustain us through at least 4 typhoons and 18 minor power outages.  Therefore, it’s been fairly easy to raid the cupboards to see what “main dish” I can whip up to go along with all those fruits and veggies I purchase at the local market every Saturday (where it is a pleasure to shop!)

How to Make Seitan

This time, it was seitan… often called “wheat meat”… It’s vegetarian protein made from vital wheat gluten.  …

Read More »

Tempeh Sliders with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Tempeh Slider with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Do you ever have food nostalgia from what you ate on vacation?  I do.

I sigh over all those US raspberries… blueberries… cherries… Haas avocados… Ezekiel brand English muffins…  tempeh…

WHOA… hold the phone… what the heck is TEMPEH??  I know, right??  I ate it for the first time about 2 years ago, and was put off of it for about a year.  Tempeh is made from cooked & slightly fermented soybeans, and pressed into a cake or patty.  It’s firmer in texture than tofu and has a nutty (and slightly fermented) flavour.  (Maybe this is what put me off the first time… that flavour… I didn’t marinate it at all and you really should.)  But once it’s properly marinated, it’s delicious, and I’d say kind of addictive….

Read More »