About Me

Here at Sensei Cooks I write about my adventures in the kitchen and sometimes in the dojo.

I have a love for cooking and want to explore all the possible facets of it. Leave no stone unturned so to speak.

I am Vegan and love all types of vegan cooking.

I love the process of cooking. Being in the moment. Sort of Zen and the Art of Cooking.

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Korean Short Ribs

Great recipe for short ribs, trying to recreate a taste from a Korean Grill House restaurant. Turned out great.

Korean Short Ribs

5 lbs Beef short ribs 1 cup Brown sugar 1 cup Soy sauce 1/2 cup Water 1/4 cup Mirin 1 Small onion, peeled and finely grated 1 small Asian pear, peeled and finely […]

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Thai Green Chicken Curry with Rice Noodles

Belle, Sean and I all love the Green Thai Curry we get from Ginger Restaurant on Yonge Street, just north of Dundas. Great restaurant and great prices. They call this Pad Thai & Chicken/Beef/Shrimp Curry. I have tried several times to recreate their dish with no success. One more try tonight and we hit nailed […]

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Banh Mi Thit Nguoi

Belle brought this book Banh Mi home from the library and knowing how much Sean loves sandwiches I asked him to pick one so I could make it for dinner. I took a quick look first and realized most of the meat dishes required a day in advance preparation. Little did I know how much […]

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Grilled Tofu with Chili Peanut Sauce

A quick and easy tofu dish with some kick in the sauce. This was a staple for me as a Vegan.

 

1-2 tbsp Olive oil 3-4 shallots, finely chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 1/2” piece fresh ginger, minced 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup chili paste 1/4 cup light brown […]

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Mirin Glazed Tofu or Salmon

This one comes from Nigella Lawson and is very, very good. I started making it with tofu for myself and salmon for the rest of the family. Very easy recipe and the sauce is great on the rice – so says Dylan. Of course the salmon is not vegan but using tofu instead makes this […]

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Seafood Congee

This is not a vegan recipe but Belle really likes this one. I thought I should make a record of it so I am putting on the blog, sort of my on-line recipe book. This is a very simple Chinese dish and goes great with anything. It is common for breakfast and late night snack […]

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Wontons with Chili Sauce

We love finger food in our family. Often everyone is busy working on their PC, doing homework, home school or running one way or the other. Finger food is great. You can eat it in the office with your PC or the living room with a Pink Pather DVD. Here is a fast wonton recipe […]

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Cari Ga (Chicken Curry OR Tofu Curry with Sweet potatoes and carrots)

Sean found this recipe in a book I had borrowed from the library and thought it sounded interesting. He was right. I made two pots of it, one with the chicken and the other a Vegan version with tofu. The winning part of this recipe is the Cari Powder. I really liked the flavour it […]

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Curried Vegetables with Tofu

I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner last night and had been flipping through some cookbooks to no avail. I left them on the kitchen table and Hayley came home and asked if that was a new cookbook. I said No, I just had not really looked at it before. She said She liked […]

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Vegetarian Sticky Rice Pockets

This is a Chinese favourite and of course that goes for our family. I have never tried making them myself until now. They are easy to make, it is just the steaming time that is lengthy, but you really don’t have to do anything except make sure there is enough water in the wok. Being […]

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