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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Early Autumn Cornish Pasties

Went to see Jamie Oliver at Massey Hall, here in Toronto, on Friday night and received a free copy of his new book Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain. Looks like a great book and I couldn’t wait to get into it.

Unfortunately I had to attend a Jodo seminar (Japanese martial art based on […]

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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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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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Gonzales Meatloaf

Sean loves meatloaf and I wanted to try something different. I found this meatloaf recipe in the Texas Cowboy Kitchen book (which I just love) and everyone loved it. Even Belle loved it and she is NOT a meatloaf kind of person. Give this a try, it is quick and easy and makes for wonderful […]

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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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Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs (Polpettoni al Formaggio)

This was a dish we made for the our Open House Dinner #4 and it comes from Ciao Italia, a cookbook by Mary Ann Esposito (PBS TV show).

This dish was very nice, we found them very beefy. They should have been served with a sauce and I did not so they were not as […]

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Welcome to Sensei Cooks

This is the new Muse in the Kitchen. I teach martial arts and I love to cook. So join me here as I talk about cooking and maybe the odd Zen or martial arts idea. But cooking is the emphasis here. The theme and pictures and format are going to change as I get organized […]

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