Rice-stuffed Bell Peppers

Some vegetables are just crying out to be stuffed. That little groove in celery was clearly designed by some higher power with peanut butter in mind. I can’t look at mushrooms without thinking how much better they would be flipped upside down, stems removed, and filled with a rich [...]

Green Onion and Sesame Tofu Burgers

I have been thinking about burgers lately. Not beef hamburgers, but about meatless patties. When I was in high school, I practically lived on Gardenburgers and Boca Burgers. Then I matured and realized that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life eating frozen, packaged food (but [...]

Mu Shu Tofu

Every time I see a recipe now, I have to stop and think for a second about whether or not I can get all the necessary ingredients at my local grocery store, and whether they will be reasonably priced. I just can’t stomach the thought of paying over five [...]

Thai Noodle Salad

I am and have always been a morning person. So when I found out my working hours in Korea would be 3-10 PM, I wasn’t quite sure how I would cope with having to be a functional human after about 7:00 at night. Fortunately, the schedule seems to be [...]

Gimbap, Take One

After eating gimbap at least once a day for the first four days we were here, I knew I had to try and make it myself. I didn’t have too many interesting ingredients for the filling, so I wanted to make a simple roll as a trial run. I [...]

Soba with Spinach and Tofu

While I love pretty much ALL noodles, I think these buckwheat soba noodles are my favorite. I made a simple stir fry flavored with oyster sauce, and tossed it with soba for a quick and healthy dinner. Shopping here has definitely been a big adjustment; I’ll have an idea [...]

Pad See Ew

The couple we stayed with in Edinburgh was kind enough to let me cook them dinner. After 3 months with no kitchen I was dying to cook again, and it seemed fitting to make them Thai food. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to find all the [...]

Japanese food (NOT sushi!)

There’s a street in our neighborhood seems to be the epicenter of shady nightlife in the area. We just assumed it was only home to cheap back-alley strip clubs, until one night we noticed this: A Japanese restaurant! It had lots of hand-written signs in Japanese, and looked like it [...]

Tofu, Spinach, and Mushroom Enchiladas

This is a nice, lighter, vegetarian alternative to the typical (but still delicious!) red sauce, meat, and cheese enchiladas.  Don’t skimp on the red onion slices on top – they add a delicious flavor contrast and irresistable crunch. If you think you’ll really miss the meat, substitute about a [...]

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