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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Warm Bean Sprout Salad with Crispy Garlic

This is a really nice warm salad or a great snack. I often make it as a between meals snack or a late night treat. Bean sprouts are wonderful and really easy to grow yourself. Try this next time you are having an Asian meal. Belle prefers the garlic soft and not crispy so I […]

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Tofu and Vegetable Lo Mein

Wow, one week of being Vegan and feeling great. The biggest hurdle, What to put in my morning coffee? I made the mistake the first day of using vanilla soy milk, yuch! but then bought unsweetened soy milk, perfect. My daughter decided to go vegetarian a while ago and now has decided to go vegan. […]

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Vegan Pad Thai

It has been a crazy summer and I have not been posting anything anywhere. A couple of weeks ago my vegetarian daughter announced she would like to take it to the next level and go vegan. Her reasons are health based. I fully support her decision, I just want to make sure I can give […]

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Cambodian Steak with Salads and Condiments

Well Belle loved the Malaysian Flank Steak and the Tofu so much, she insisted I find something else from the “Planet Barbeque” book. I found one from Siem Reap. Cambodia. I substituted flank steak for the sirloin steak since I was going to marinate it for 4 hours anyway. Flank steak is truly a wonderful […]

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Grilled Tofu with Chile Peanut Sauce

We were having a Malaysian Flank-Steak and I needed something vegetarian for Hayley. In the same book (Planet Barbeque) I found a tofu dish, also from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a grilled tofu with a chile peanut sauce. Fantastic dish. I thought we would eat the steak and Hayley would eat the tofu, with […]

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Nonya-Style Flank Steak

Well he has done it again. Steven Raichlen’s “Planet Barbecue” is a must have if you love world flavours and love to barbecue. My first selection from this very informative and beautiful book was Nonya-Style Flank Steak from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wow! Just amazing. Along with that we had corn on the cob (on the […]

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Beef Tataki slices with Wasabi Soy Sauce

Belle loves rare beef and Sean loves it even rarer (?). Pass a match under his a few times and he is good. I grew up being a well done person I mean I would send back the steak in a restaurant three or four time and finally say "Burn it". I have left many […]

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Meatballs with Fresh Basil and Sweet Chili Sauce

Meatballs with Fresh Basil and Sweet Chili Sauce adapted from asianappetizers by Vicki Liley

2 lb lean ground beef 6 tbsp Thai red curry paste 6 cloves of garlic, pressed 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped 6 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 6 red Thai chilis, deseeded and finely chopped 3 tsp organic soy sauce 3/4 cup […]

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Saturday Open House February 2010

Saturday Open House February 2010

We had a wonderful turnout for our February Open House Dinner. We had about 40 people over and I managed to do a lot of the cooking the day before so this time, for the first time I was able to mingle instead of just cook (not that I […]

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Flower Garden Sushi

I have been really slow at getting posts up lately. I have been cooking a lot but have no time on the PC. It might be me or maybe Dylan has been going crazy with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 on my PC. Why did I load it on mine instead of his computer??? Anyway I finally […]

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