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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Mocha Mamas

I love recipes that are complicated with a long list of ingredients but for baking or making snacks, I love these fast recipes. This is another vegan cookie that is fun to make and so easy. The drizzle was supposed to be white but the only “coffee extract” I could find was mocha extract and […]

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Tibetan Flatbread

This is a dead simple, fast and savoury bread from Jacques Pépin. I have the DVD set but I can’t remember this recipe on it. The book has far more recipes. I happen to see it at the library when I took Dylan for his Unschoolers/Homeschoolers Gym class at the Recreation Centre (the library is […]

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Spiced Apple-Walnut Muffins

This is a great muffin recipe and they did not last long. Half of them were gone before the 10 minutes of cooling had taken place. You can use a large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and grated instead of the apple sauce (as per the original recipe) but I did not have any apples […]

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Five-Spice Chocolate Layer Cake

I really wanted to make a vegan chocolate cake for Hayley (and myself) and found this one in my newest Favourite Cookbook. I was a little worried when I read it contained prunes. Lo and behold it is awesome, prunes and all. I made the "frosting" as per the recipe but it turned out way […]

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Strawberry Bread

Belle got this one from someone she knows on-line. She said it sounded great but the comments on-line said it didn’t have enough strawberry flavour. I decided to make one loaf instead of two but keep the number of strawberries the same. Also reduce the cinnamon (belle is not a big fan of it) and […]

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Best Buttermilk Biscuits

After those very salty buttermilk biscuits (see previous post) I had to find another recipe to make sure it wasn’t just our taste buds. I am convinced it was a typo or other error in Thomas Keller’s book “Ad Hoc at Home”. I went to America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book and found a buttermilk […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Belle and Sean love the biscuits you get at a local chicken take out place “Chick’n’Joy” and I want to reproduce them. I guess I will have to ask them how they do it. I found this recipe for buttermilk biscuits from Thomas Keller. I found them a wee bit salty and even Belle (there […]

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Chocolate Beet Cake

If you have a family you remember trying to get them to eat nutritious food when they were young, impossible. Although some people I talk to say their children eat everything (aliens I think). My 6 year old doesn’t like “flavours” in his food, that means anything green or red or orange etc that he […]

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