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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Grilled Tofu with Chili Peanut Sauce

A quick and easy tofu dish with some kick in the sauce. This was a staple for me as a Vegan.

 

1-2 tbsp Olive oil 3-4 shallots, finely chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 1/2” piece fresh ginger, minced 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup chili paste 1/4 cup light brown […]

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Corn and Chipotle Soup with Avocado–Radish Salsa

What a great soup. The salsa transforms this soup into a meal. There is enough heat in the two chipotle chiles to satisfy but I think three next time is worth a try.

 

Corn and Chipotle Soup with Avocado-Radish Salsa adapted from The Vegetarian Times – October 2012

 

2 tbsp olive oil […]

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Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade

Here is one of Belle’s absolute favourites. It is a great side for meat-eaters (served with Beef Tataki slices with soy sauce and wasabi) and Spicy Jicama Carpaccio. It is also a great late night snack, much healthier then chips and dip!

Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade adapted from Vegetarian Times Magazine

4 Portobello […]

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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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Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Another great Vegan recipe from the HappyHerbivore. I was getting lazy about making myself lunches and would settle for peanut butter or something but then I tried a spicy black bean soup from the local grocery store (Loblaws) and really liked it. It is spicy but not my kind of spicy. Then I found this […]

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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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Curried Vegetables with Tofu

I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner last night and had been flipping through some cookbooks to no avail. I left them on the kitchen table and Hayley came home and asked if that was a new cookbook. I said No, I just had not really looked at it before. She said She liked […]

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Pancakes

Dylan had his first sleep over last night with two of his friends who are on gluten-free diets. What to have for breakfast? Pancakes, I haven’t had them in ages and Dylan might actually try them. I found a recipe on-line and thought it sounded like it might work. It was a big hit.

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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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