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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Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls Ingredients 1 cup 2% milk, just above body temperature (105 F) 1/4 cup water, just above body temperature (105 F) 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 pkg) instant dry yeast 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for brushing 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 […]

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Basic Bread Recipe

This is a basic bread recipe. You can add flavours or fillings etc to it but first make the basic recipe.


5 tsp dry active yeast (2 1/4oz packages) 1 tbsp sugar or honey 1 1/2 cups tepid water, divided 4 cups Bread Flour – White Homestyle 1 tbsp fine sea salt 1. Place […]

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Filling

Chocolate and Peanut Butter – a perfect combination. What could be better – and it’s all Vegan.

Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Everything Vegan – Vegetarian Times Magazine’s Cookbook

Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups cane sugar 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp fine sea salt […]

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Rosemary, thyme and garlic home made bagels


I never knew baking could be so much fun and rewarding. I recently starting making my own bagels and love experimenting with different flavours. Some work and some … well not all are keepers. The big hit for Belle are the Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic bagels and for me it is the […]

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Sweet Potato Buns

These versatile buns were originally made as hamburger buns ( for a vegan Bacon Cheeseburger) but have since discovered they are fantastic with vegan margarine (Becel makes a great vegan one), peanut butter and just about anything else you can think of. The only real problem with them is the recipe is for just […]

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Espresso Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I had borrowed this cook book from the library a while ago and loved quite a few recipes from it. I wrote them down so I wasn’t in a big rush to buy the book. But now we bought the book and have found a new favourite cookie recipe. Belle picked this one out but […]

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Old Fashioned Pie-Plate Shortbread

This is a very quick and easy baking dish and delicious too! My sister, says "How can you make shortbread without butter?" (She is a cake baker and decorator of the First class and her husband is the president of a large dairy product manufacturer). Believe me this works. This is great shortbread and you […]

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Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

First let me say that baking is not my strong point. I believe cooking is an art just like the martial arts, it takes years and years of dedicated practice to get good at it. But baking is a mystery. Any tiny little difference in the way it is supposed to be and presto, your […]

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Vegan Naan Bread

This is a great and easy Naan bread. We love it all by itself and it is perfect with any Indian dish, chili or peanut butter for that matter. I make it on the BBQ but I am sure you could make it in the oven or an indoor grill. My smoke detector would go […]

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Zucchini-Tahini Bread

Well it had to come to an end, sort of. I finally made a recipe from the Vegan Planet and Hayley said "Hmmm. not really." This is a first. I liked it and Belle liked it and Sean is away at University so he hasn’t had a chance to try it and of course Dylan […]

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