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5 Easy & Delicious Vegan Asian Inspired Meals

5 Easy & Delicious Vegan Asian Inspired Meals is a compilation of recipes from my blog that I totally love! Going vegan from veg-head a few months ago has been amazing for me. I have loads of energy (pumpin’ my B12’s of course) and a lot less belly bloat. I remember, many moons ago, this being the case when I was vegan for 2 years. Asian food is a fabulous foundation for vegans because there is rarely any dairy (Indian food aside and sans meat of course) involved. So many flavors and veggies to play around and experiment with. I often do ‘inspired’ meals. For example, my Mexican Sushi Rolls. I am definitely not a ‘by the book’ kind of gal. I like to mix it up and use whatever ingredients are in my fridge. When you read my recipes, I encourage you to take your own creative license with them as well. 

Get some chopsticks out, prepare to make yourself a hot and saucy mess, get together with friends, chow down with the fam, drink well, chat well, eat well, and appreciate the amazing conversations and moments that come from the kitchen to the table. Life is short. A recent and heavy loss reminded me of this, and she lived a beautiful 93 years. I’ll always have our family meals… politics, humor, tales from the times etc. In many Asian cultures, food is a time to be together. Click on the light green title of the recipe below the pic for the link to the recipe, and serve up your own good times and traditions… let the memories begin!

RIP, grandma. You’re my woman amongst all women. I’ll carry you with me forever and always. XOXO

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Asian Inspired Black Rice Bowl with Sesame and Orange Marinated Tofu

Asian Inspired Black Rice Bowl with Sesame & Orange Tofu
An absolutely delicious and beautiful vegan tofu black rice bowl with a sesame and orange marinade.
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Cook Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 C dried black rice
  2. 2 slices of lime
  3. 4 heads of bok choy
  4. 1 small carrot sliced thin
  5. 4 shitake mushrooms
  6. 4 Tbl cilantro
  7. 2 slices of orange
  8. 1/2 cup edamame de-shelled
  9. 1 pomegranate- remove seeds to use for dish
  10. 1/2 pckg extra firm tofu
For the marinade
  1. 2 oranges diced
  2. 1 lime-squeezed
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 1 1/2 Tbl sesame paste or tahini
  5. 1/2 C soy sauce
  6. 2 Tbl cilantro
  7. 1 stalk green onion- diced loosely
  8. 1/4 c water
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients of marinade in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Cook tofu slices and put in marinade. Sit and refrigerate for approx 2 hours.
  3. Cook rice and then add marinade to rice when cooked (to taste)
  4. Steam edamame and bok choy
  5. Cook shitakes and edamame in marinade (to taste) and the add to rice
  6. Add carrot slices to side of bowl
  7. Garnish with cilantro, sliced orange & lime (one per bowl), and pomegranate seeds
Notes
  1. You don't have to let the tofu sit in marinade if you don't have time. Also, I often use Dr. Braggs Liquid Amino instead of soy sauce.
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Lentil & Tofu Breakfast Quesadillas

 

Lentil & Tofu Breakfast Quesadillas
Healthy vegetarian/vegan lentil and tofu breakfast quesadillas that are very easy and quick to make.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
13 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
13 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 eight inch sized tortillas
  2. 1 slice of jack cheese (you can use shredded as well)
  3. 1/4 slice of firm tofu brick
  4. 3 Tbl cooked lentils
  5. 2 Tbl cilantro
  6. 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  7. 1/2 tsp cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  9. Pinch of chili powder
  10. Tbl olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in the pan
  2. Crumble the tofu and stir
  3. Add oregano and garlic salt and stir again
  4. Cook for 2 minutes
  5. Add lentils, cumin,and chili powder then stir
  6. Cook for 2 minutes
  7. Put in bowl and keep pan on
  8. Put one tortilla topped with cheese on the pan and place the ingredients from the bowl on tortilla
  9. Put the other tortilla on top of the filling
  10. Cook on each side until tortilla is slightly crisped
To serve
  1. Cut quesadillas in half both ways creating four triangles.
Notes
  1. Want to simplify this? Use taco seasoning instead of the recommended herbs and spices.
  2. Want to make it vegan? Scratch the cheese! You can smash & spread some white bean on either side of tortilla to help it bind together.
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Lentil & Tofu Breakfast Quesadilla

Lentil & Tofu Breakfast Quesadilla