Tofu Katsu Curry

Tofu Katsu Curry is the perfect vegetarian meal for Meatless Monday. It is packed with so many amazing textures and delicious and robust curry flavors. The crunch from tofu Katsu definitely takes it to the next level. If you don’t have time to make Katsu, you can just make the curry quickly and eat it... Continue Reading →

Veggie Tacos

These zucchini and corn veggie tacos are perfect for Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday. I’ve learned through reading countless Mexican cookbooks and watching tons of YouTube videos over the years that you can get creative and make tacos with just about ANYYYTHING. I love my meaty tacos, but sometimes I like to lighten it up... Continue Reading →

Fried Marinated Tofu

My savory Marinated Fried Tofu is the perfect prepared plant-based protein for many of my favorite vegetarian Vietnamese dishes. I love it with bánh hỏi, over steamed rice, in fresh spring rolls, noodle soups, and sometimes I even chopped up the tofu and make delicious fried rice with it. One time, I even added it... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce

This basic hoisin peanut sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for all your favorite fresh spring rolls! I love this sauce because it's super eazy to make and is made with peanut butter and just a few common Asian pantry condiments. It’s sweet, spicy, salty, and super creamy. If you’re a peanut butter fan, this... Continue Reading →

Tofu Katsu

We love chicken katsu at our house, but last week I changed it up and tried making a Vegetarian friendly version of chicken katsu using tofu for when we want to go meatless and not have meat.  The process is exactly the same as the chicken katsu version, but you will be substituting a block... Continue Reading →

Spicy Thai Peanut Salad

I work near this incredible Deli/Cafe, Gateway Cafe, near the San Jose Airport, which serves up fresh sandwiches, salads, and yummy daily specials for breakfast and lunch daily.  Every Tuesday, they serve this amazing Spicy Thai Chicken Wrap as a lunch special item and it is my absolute favorite lunch item walking distance from work.... Continue Reading →

Chrysanthemum Soup (Canh Tan O)

In my house, I always stress the importance of eating veggies.  I do this all the time to the girls, without trying to be annoying of course. Why? Because it is healthy for you and it helps you POOP! The girls have bought into this belief and blame lack of veggies for any bad poops... Continue Reading →

Fried Lemongrass Tofu (Dau Hu Muoi Sa Chien)

In 1990, my parents became really religious after my grandfather died and started following Caodaism religiously.  My dad started reading countless Cao Dai books and spent most of his days listening to Cao Dai teachings on his cassette player.  My parents met some people from a Cao Dai temple and started taking us to the Cao... Continue Reading →

Pickled Bean Sprouts (Dua Gia)

Every Tet, or Lunar New Year, I make a big container of Pickled Bean Sprouts to enjoy with all the Tet food specialties that are available during Tet.  It is the perfect accompaniment for all the braised and savory dishes, like Thit Kho Trung, Banh Chung, and Banh Tet eaten during Tet.  You can also... Continue Reading →

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