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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Hake Piccata

Dylan’s favourite fish dish (minus the sauce) and a real simple meal to make. We make this dish quite a lot. Recipe is adapted from Saveur April 2014, they used sole but Hake, Basa and Cod work just as well.

Ingredients: 1lb of white fish fillets (we prefer hake or Basa) 1/2 cup all purpose […]

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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This is by far my favourite salad of all time.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad Adapted from Joni Marie Newman’s The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet.

454g (1 lb) orzo pasta, cooked in salted water as per the package and drained 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 392g (14 oz) extra-firm tofu, diced 12 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked […]

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Gluten-Free Pizza

Another play date for Dylan and a chance to try and make some good Gluten Free food. It is very difficult to make vegan gluten free but you can if you experiment with a lot of combinations however today, I was not going to be eating the pizza so I did not make it vegan, […]

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Ravioli Without Borders

This was a fun recipe and really could be very quick and easy. The idea is to use wonton wrappers instead of pasta, this makes it very easy to put together. I wanted to make the home-made Vegan pasta but decided to try this as I have also read this same idea in Jamie Oliver’s […]

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Wild Mushroom Pizza with Garlic and Thyme

Something very strange is happening to me. I am really enjoying these fast and easy to prepare recipes. This from the person who loved to spend the entire night in the kitchen cutting, dicing, preparing and cooking. A one page recipe, too easy, no challenge! Not any more. These fast and simple recipes are great. […]

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Lasagna Primavera

Here is a wonderful pasta dish that Hayley and I really like. It is easy to make and there is lots of room for your own variation with the types of vegetables you use. I would like to make this with home-made pasta as I do for my non-vegan lasagnas but I haven’t tried it […]

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Proper Blokes Sausage Fusilli

As you know I have decided to be vegan along with my daughter. Belle has been wonderful about it and never complains about missing meat. I do tend to make something meaty for her every once in a while though. We are all very surprised at how wonderfully delicious all these vegan recipes have been. […]

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Lasagne alla Cacciatora (Hunter’s Lasagne)

One of my favourite meals to make is Jamie Oliver’s Lasagne alla Cacciatora (Hunter’s Lasagne) and I make it quite often. It takes quite a while to make but the process is a lot of fun and actually quite relaxing. With Hayley being a vegetarian it means I have to also make something else with […]

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Jamie’s Spaghetti All’Arrabiata

One of our all time favourite quick meals is Jamie’s Spaghetti All’Arrabiata. Now you can’t actually find this recipe on his web site. It was in a book called “My Last Supper” by Melanie Dunea. This is one of 50 different chefs giving what they would have for a last supper. We love it. Today […]

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Spaghetti with Creamy Braised Garlic and Leeks

I love spaghetti, especially home made spaghetti, well actually any home made pasta always tastes way better then store bought hard stuff. However this time I used the store bought hard stuff – due to time restrictions. Next and there will be a next time because everyone loved it, I will use some sort of […]

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