Vegetarian Recipes

Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)

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Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)

Making vegan cheese is not that complicated. Especially if it doesn't require fermentation.    In this blog, I'd like to share a simple yet tasty vegan cheese recipe.Here are the tools and ingredients you'll need.  Soy Milk. Pure Soy milk with simple ingredients (Soy and water!) is the best. Lemon Juice Natural Salt Cheese clothIt is good to have a tight weave cloth and not the muslin cloths for this cheese.   Saucepan Spatula Use a heat resistant spatula to mix the soy milk in the pot. Mixing Bowls   ...And a sieve!Once you have that all, let's get started! Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)(approx....

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Chilled Vegan Koya Dofu (no fish!)

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Chilled Vegan Koya Dofu (no fish!)

 I wanted to share one of the most common, but less Japanese dish, Koya Tofu (高野豆腐, read "Koya-Dofu"). This is a freeze-dried tofu that is cooked in a sweet and salty broth. It is commonly served as a side dish or in a bento box and is PRETTY SWEET. As I'm not a huge fan of using sugar, I skipped the sugar part in my recipe (listed as optional only). With sugar, I feel like this dish could be a dessert... But let me know what you think! I feel like the Mirin is sweet enough.Going back to the Koya Tofu, I really like this ingredient...

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Gigantes plaki, The Greek Vegan Baked Giant Bean with Tomatoes

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Gigantes plaki, The Greek Vegan Baked Giant Bean with Tomatoes

If you liked the Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad recipe, you'll like this too. Start by boiling the gigantic beans - I like to prepare the entire pack of 500g to make 2 different recipes: this one and the one above. Preparing the beans is also the most time consuming part of the recipe! You can also easily keep boiled beans in the fridge.Enjoy these beans cool or warm! They're delicious. Gigantes plaki, the Greek Vegan Baked Giant Bean with Tomatoes(6 servings ) Ingredients 300g, dried Giant Beans2 Leaves, Bay Leaves3 Tbsp., Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Onion, finely minced2 Cloves, Garlic finely minced 3 Tbsp., Tomato Puree1...

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Greek Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad

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Greek Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad

  The next few weeks will focus on beans. As we continue on our plant-based journey, we look at this great, filling source of protein and carbs, creating clean fuel for our bodies. While we may not all want to be vegan, changing one meal at a time can make a huge difference... cleaner food, cleaner earth.... right?Here is a super easy and tasty summer bean salad recipe :)These are 'Giant Beans', or white beans. They are commonly found in Mediterranean cuisine.Γίγαντες,  pronounced "yi-gan-des" means "giant" in Greek. Check out how large they are!These beans have a natural flavor that can go with almost anything....

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rainy season + kids at home = we need to be creative to keep them entertained with some healthy treats! This is a recipe that I came up with when I had to keep my girls occupied with some activities during the heavy rain during Hong Kong summers. The beauty of this recipe is that you can whip this up in 5 minutes, get the kids busy with the shaping and bake it in 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven and the thickness of the cookies. There is also no such thing as "underbaked" with this recipe as all ingredients can...

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