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Kung Pao Peanut Veggie Kabobs

I had some Kung Pao Sauce and some Peanut Sauce leftover so I combined them and made an incredible sauce to marinade the veggie kabobs. I served them with some brown basmati rice.

  • Kung Pao Sauce (about 2/3 c)
  • Peanut Sauce (about 2/3 c)
  • Vegetable Stock – to dilute sauce (about 1/2 c)
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch coins
  • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced 1/2 inch coins
  • 16 oz Cremini mushrooms
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

Combine all of the ingredients into a gallon size ziplock bag. Add enough Vegetable Stock to dilute the combined Kung Pao and Peanut Sauce to coat the veggies and tofu.

Let veggies marinade for about 1 hour; turning bag over periodically to coat the veggies.

Thread veggies onto skewers. Grill until the veggies are tender.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts with Tofu

I have been wanting to make Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts since I had them in a restaurant. My version does not require any special equipment, like a wok.

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, cleaned, trimmed, halved
  • 1 lb firm tofu, pressed, cut into cubes
  • Kung Pao Sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spread out brussels sprouts and tofu evenly onto a baking sheet pan. Roast sprouts and tofu in the oven until the sprouts are crispy and tofu is golden. About 20-30 minutes.

Pour Kung Pao Sauce over the brussels sprouts and tofu. Stir to completely coat the sprouts and tofu. Serve over rice or noodles.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Kung Pao Sauce

I was inspired to make this sauce from a restaurant that made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts. Here is my version of the sauce.

Slurry:

  • 1/2 c water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Combine the water and cornstarch into a large measuring cup. Whisk together with a fork. Make sure you whisk again before pouring into the sauce. The cornstarch tends to settle in the bottom of the cup.

Sauce:

  • 1 c water
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1/4 c sweetener
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil (optional – if you are avoiding oil)
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced

Combine all of the ingredients into a medium size saucepan. Bring ingredients to a slow boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and slowly pour in the slurry while stirring. Continue to simmer until the sauce is no longer cloudy from the slurry. Remove from heat.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Vegetable Panang Curry

This Vegetable Panang Curry is better than take-out. Easy to make and so flavorful and delicious.

Jasmine Rice:

Combine ingredients into a large pot. Bring rice to a bowl and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pot with lid and cook rice until liquid is absorbed. Set aside. Fluff rice with fork just before serving.

Panang Curry Sauce:

  • 1 lime, zest, juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger, fresh, minced
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos

Combine ingredients into a medium pot over medium heat . Stir the ingredients until completely combined.

Vegetables:

  • 20 oz. sugar snap pea stir-fry, frozen
  • 6oz. edamame

Add the sugar snap pea stir-fry mix to the Panang Curry Sauce. Cook the vegetable mix until they are tender.

Microwave or steam the edamame until warmed through. Set aside.

Assemble:

Fill half to a third of the bowl with the jasmine rice. Fill half to a third of the bowl with the Vegetable Panang Curry. Then add the edamame.

Garnish:

  • 2 basil leaves, sliced

Sprinkle sliced basil leaves over the entire bowl.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Coconut-Curry Jackfruit and Noodles

I was inspired by a recipe I found in a magazine to make this fragrant flavorful dish. It is simple to make but tastes so delicious.

Jackfruit:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with either a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Spread the shredded jackfruit into a thin layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the jackfruit with the All-Purpose Seasoning.

Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Stir jackfruit and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Set aside.

Noodles:

  • 1 8 oz. package rice noodles.

Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Set aside.

Coconut-Curry Sauce:

  • 1 c sweet onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled, minced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 can coconut milk, shaken
  • 1 c vegetable broth, + more sautéing the aromatics

Sauté the onion, ginger and garlic over medium-high heat in a large sauce pan, until the onion is translucent. Use vegetable broth as needed for the aromatics, in case they start to stick to the pan.

Add the the red curry paste to the onion mixture. Work the red curry paste into the onion mixture until the mixture is completely coated with the red curry paste.

Add the coconut milk and the vegetable broth. Bring sauce to a simmer. When the sauce begins to simmer add the jackfruit. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Garnish:

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • cilantro, fresh

Divide noodles into 4 bowls. Ladle Coconut-Curry Sauce over noodles. Garnish with a lime wedge and cilantro.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Thai Curry Vegetables with Rice Noodles

I was wanting to make something Asian for dinner, but something different from my usual and was easy. This dish hit the spot and I had everything all on hand.

  • 1 bag (20oz) Deluxe Stir-Fry Vegetables, frozen
  • 1 bag (20 oz) Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry, frozen
  • 2 recipes Thai Curry Sauce
  • 1 package Pad Thai Rice Noodles
  • peanuts, chopped, garnish

Prepare Thai Curry Sauce.

Soak the Pad Thai Rice Noodles in hot water in a large bowl. While the Thai Curry Sauce is simmering and the noodles are soaking; cook the vegetables in a large skillet over high heat.

After you have soaked the noodles for about 5-8 minutes, drain the noodles and add them to the Thai Curry Sauce. This will finish the cooking process and they will absorb the flavor from the Thai Curry Sauce.

Add the Thai Curry Sauce with the rice noodles to the vegetables. Thoroughly stir all the ingredients together.

Garnish with some chopped peanuts. the peanuts add a nice texture variation.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Thai Curry Sauce

I have used this Thai Curry Sauce for my Thai Curry Sweet Potato Bowl and for my Thai Curry Vegetables with Rice Noodles (will be a future post). It is also great as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.

  • 1 can coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 1/4 c vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste

Combine all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan and stir. Cook sauce until warm.

Note: You can swap out the coconut milk for another plant milk (about 1 3/4 c). Just add 1/2 tsp of coconut extract so you still have the same flavor profile.

Note: Often times I like to double the sauce so have some leftover to use as a marinade or  just some for a sauce to use.

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Asian Vegetables with Peanut Sauce and Sticky Rice

This meal can be put together in under 30 minutes, actually more like 20 minutes. Which is a good thing when you are really hungry and want something healthy and fairly fast. With just a couple of bags of frozen Asian vegetables, sticky rice and homemade peanut sauce you are all set for a great meal.

  • 1 recipe Peanut Sauce
  • 2 bags of Asian vegetable, without sauce
  • 1 package Innovasian sticky rice
  • peanuts, garnish

First, start making the peanut sauce. Then prepare asian vegetables and sticky rice according package instructions. The  vegetables and sticky rice can be made as the peanut sauce is cooking.

In a large bowl stir together the Asian vegetable and some of the peanut sauce to coat the vegetables. Set aside.

Layer the sticky rice into bowls. Spoon some for the vegetables onto the rice. Ladle some of the peanut sauce on top of the vegetables and rice. Garnish with some peanuts, for crunch.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Asian Zoodles

This dish has only 6 ingredients, yet it is loaded with flavor. Once again, eating WFPB/Vegan does not have to be complicated or involve a ton of ingredients. Keeping your refrigerator stocked with plenty of veggies and some basic ingredients will make putting a meal together so much easier.

This dish can be served cold or warm. It would make a great picnic dish. For this recipe I served it warm. Also, this is for one serving.

  • 2 tbsp onion, minced
  • 1 zucchini, medium, spiralized
  • 1 carrot, curt into matchsticks
  • 1 radish, sliced thinly
  • 2-3 tbsp Chinese Brown Sauce
  • sesame seeds, garnish

In a large skillet, sauté onion over medium heat until translucent. Add the remaining ingredients and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and plate. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the zoodles.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Thai Curry Sweet Potato Bowl

This Bowl is a make you feel good bowl. There are so many good for you ingredients in it. It is bright and colorful and tastes amazing.

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Roast potatoes until they are fork tender. about 20 minutes.

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 crown of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced rounds
  • 1 c corn kernels, frozen

In a large dutch oven sauté onions over medium-high heat. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.

Add the mushrooms, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots and corn. Stir the vegetables and cover the dutch oven with a lid. Cook the vegetables until the broccoli is bright green, about 4-5 minutes. Add vegetable broth as needed to sauté the vegetables.

Note: I used a yellow bell pepper, but any color will do.

Thai Curry Sauce:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/4 c vegetable broth + plus more for sautéing
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste

Combine all of the ingredients into a sauce pan and stir. Cook sauce until warm.

Note: You can swap out the coconut milk for another plant milk (about 1 3/4 c). You can add 1/2 tsp of coconut extract so you still have the same flavor profile.

Add the sweet potatoes and the Thai Curry Sauce to the vegetables in the dutch oven. Stir the vegetable until they are well combined. Cover dutch oven and turn off the heat. Let the vegetables sit in the dutch oven for about 3-4 minutes to infuse the vegetables with some of the Thai Curry Sauce flavor.

Ladle into bowls.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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