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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Pub Style Chicken Curry

This is a fantastic curry. Really easy to make and tastes even better the next day – if you ever have any leftovers (which I seldom do). I made a few changes from the original recipe like increasing the number of Thai red chilis for more heat. I also changed from vegetable oil to olive […]

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Homey Chicken Stew

Wednesdays are always a challenge for us, dinner wise. Dylan has dance class at 4:30 and 6pm so eating before is way to early for this household. I grew up eating at 5:00pm every night, or at least pretty darn close to 5pm. But with our lifestyle, people going to bed at 2 or 3am […]

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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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Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers

This is a great snack food or appetizer, serve with warmed Pita bread cut into small triangles, easy to hold and dip.

Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers from 125 best vegan recipes by Maxine Effenson Chuck and and Beth Gurney

Ingredients:

1 19 ounce can of chickpeas drained and rinsed 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup […]

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Quiche with Greens

Of course this is a vegan quiche and a pretty good one. The recipe calls for ‘greens’ and for this one I have used Kale. Kale is a super food, probably the healthiest vegetable on the planet.

Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. Kale is high in iron. Per […]

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Vegan Mac’n’Cheese

I always loved mac’n’cheese, especially when I was living on my own with very little money. It is amazing the little extras you can come up with to add to the pasta to keep it different every night. Glad those days are behind me.

But now I make this version just because I love it. […]

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Smoke and Spice Jambalaya

This is one of my favourite recipes. It is right up there with the vegan Shepherd’s pie. I could have this jambalaya at least once a week and if I was making it for myself I would make it a little hotter than I make it for the family. I did not find tempeh […]

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Potato Leek Soup

Happy New Year – Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu  to everyone! 

I have finally some time to get some recipes up. Lots of new vegan and non vegan cookbooks for Christmas, lots of cooking just no time for blogging. I will try to rectify that now.

Out of one of the new vegan books I […]

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Ultimate Shepherd’s Pie Updated

I am re-posting this as I made some changes to the way I make it and love it. This is something I could (and usually do) have once a week. I love the addition of celeriac / celery root to the topping and have eliminated the need for EVOO or soy milk in the topping. […]

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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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