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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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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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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Pennsylvania Dutch Style Chicken Pot Pie

I really enjoy being vegan and not buying, handling or cooking meat but every once in a while Belle asks for a steak, salmon or chicken. One of her favourite meals is Roast Chicken which I made the other day and will post it very soon. In the mean time one of her American friends […]

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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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Vegan Home-Made Pasta

Well I said yesterday I should make some Vegan home-made pasta and so this morning I did. Not bad at all. It was easy to make and tastes great. Dylan said it tastes the same as the egg pasta I usually made. I put everything in the food processor out of habit but I am […]

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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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Pasta and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

I have found myself starting to make recipes I have already blogged about. I need to break out of my safety zone and go crazy. Well actually we have been trying to work through our freezers and fridges so I end up making things that I know because we have the same ingredients. We have […]

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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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