Veggie Burger with Homemade Burger Buns

Creating a good homemade veggie burger for any vegetarian is a safe go-to-meal for when you run out of ideas and time. Most Sundays we make it a burger night and since my husband doesn’t mind eating veg from time to time, this burger recipe is great for meat-eaters too. It’s light, fresh and the…

Vegan Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese-Style Braised Pork Rice)

Lu Rou Fan is traditionally known as a Taiwanese street food favourite, made of braised minced pork with a savory/spicy sauce. A steamy bowl of white jasmine rice normally compliments this dish. I have created a vegan version of this mouth-watering recipe, using a plant-based pork alternative: OmniPork. OmniPork is designed to be an all-purpose,…

Fu Pei Guen (Bean Curd Rolls)

Here is the recipe for one of my favorite yum cha (Cantonese brunch with tea and dim sum) snack. Serves 2-3 | 15 minutes | Ingredients: 6 strips of bean curd skin ( approx. 18cm x 6cm) 4 button mushrooms (diced) 2 tbsps of Arirang wonder sauce (or sweet soya sauce) 2 tsps of Indonesian…

Pavless Bhaji with Button Mushrooms

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food dish in India made from a range of curried vegetables that are slow-cooked with spices, and served with pan-fried,  heavily buttered soft bread roll. It’s mostly always garnished with lemon seasoned onions to add that bit of zest against the spice.  In translation: Pav is the soft butter…

Spicy Peanut Sauce Naan Pizza with Japanese Pea Sprouts

Fusion food is what I grew up eating. My mom used to cook so many different cuisines at home that me and my sisters developed an extensive palette for all kinds of flavour.  Naan is a traditional North Indian bread, made in a charcoal tandoor. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside, but crunchy on…

Sage Butter Cream Fettuccine with Garlic Mushrooms

Sage is an aromatic herb and a member of the mint family. It’s uses range from medicinal to ornaments but it is commonly used in Mediterranean cooking.  Since sage tastes quite bitter, it is best combined with cream or butter to create a good balance of flavours.  I used fettuccine for this recipe because according…

Cheese Stuffed Shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms are vital in a vegetarian diet as they contain the same amino acids as meat. They also have cholesterol-lowering and anti-cancer effects. Shiitake mushrooms contain 39% of your Copper RDA which supports iron in creating your body’s red blood cells (1).  Despite the many benefits, Shiitake mushrooms can be quite bland so I…

Homemade Veggie Patties

The number of ready-made veggie patties available these days are endless, but I can’t help but question how healthy they are. I decided to take it upon myself to make a totally preservative-free veggie patty to ensure what I was eating was actually healthy, and made from real vegetables (no mock meat or lab-made protein). …

Peri-peri Masala Mushrooms

Peri-peri was originally produced by Portugese explorers in parts of Africa such as Mozambique, and later spread to other Portugese colonies. It’s a red pepper hot sauce and derived from the pili pili pepper plant.  Here is a recipe that is a remake of the peri-peri sauce, but not made from the real pili pili…