Wok-tossed Black Bean Udon

An easy, wok-tossed udon dish with a salty-sweet-spicy sauce. Wok-tossed Black Bean Udon 2 tablespoons black bean sauce 1 tablespoons sriracha (chili sauce) 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable stock, divided 1 tsp cornstarch 3 chopped scallions 4 baby zucchini, sliced (about 2 cups) 1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, julienned or diced 1″…

Sweet/Hot Chinese Vegetables

A delicious, Asian-inspired vegetarian side. Sweet/Hot Chinese Vegetables 8 baby eggplants, halved and sliced 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 package crimini (baby portobello) mushrooms, halved a good handful of snow peas 1/2 small white onion, sliced 1/2 small green pepper, sliced 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp rice…

Food in Bowls: Unwrapped Lettuce Wraps

I love activity food* as much as the next girl, but when prepping one of the components becomes a heinous chore, I’m out.
Take lettuce wraps, for example. Filling and eating? Both are tremendously fun. Pulling apart a head of iceburg lettuce? I would rather die.

As Seen on TV – Roaming Dragon, Vancouver, BC

One of our fave new shows on the Food Network is “Eat Street”. Seeing as Winnipeg is sadly lacking when it comes to good street food, the Mascot and I usually watch enviously as people from all over North America chow down on everything from epic ice cream cones to elaborate biryanis. Meanwhile, here at…

Orange you glad it’s not beef?

“Knock, knock?” “Who’s there?” “Orange?” “Orange, who?” “Orange you glad that we had everything on-hand to make this really yummy (and fast!) dinner?” :Groan: Have I mentioned lately how much the mascot and I love the Gardein Beefless Strips? So far, we have used them for our famous Vegan Corned Beef, Ginger/Garlic Beef & Green…

Singapore Stir-fry

I used to work at a restaurant in downtown Winnipeg that served a mean Singapore Noodle dish. I can’t remember what went into it, other than cellophane noodles and curry powder, but I still crave it from time to time. The version below came out of one of those cravings. It was going to have…

Vegan Moo Shu Lettuce Wraps

Every now and then, I see something at the grocery store that stops me in my tracks. Sometimes it’s not good, like the “grapple”. Other times, it’s something worth throwing in the cart. Take this past Saturday, for example. While searching for a quick dinner idea, I came across a box of “President’s Choice Crispy…

The Mascot’s (new-favourite) Wonton Soup

Remember when I said that there was no way I would make homemade dumplings on a weeknight? Yeah. Forget that. Last night I made my own wontons and, really, they were a snap. Inspired by the Chinese Broccoli Wontons from the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook, I threw together a pot of soup that made the…

Yummy Dumplings

The other day, when I asked the mascot what he would like for dinner, he pulled out our new cookbook and immediately turned to a recipe for homemade seitan and cabbage dumplings. Don’t get me wrong, I was game to try them, but definitely not on a weeknight. Well, last night we got our chance…

Playing (with) Ketchup

I don’t know why I am embarrassed to admit it, but I kinda like ketchup. Growing up, I didn’t really care for it, and I ignored it completely during my “low-carb” years. Now, though, I find myself finding excuses to dip into the gloopy red stuff; everything from onion rings to falafel (shush – I…