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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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Deep-fried oysters with fried kale and tomato dressing

New Year’s Eve and Belle is working on her laptop. Thought I would make a snack for her. Somehow I thought it might make the work bearable. The recipe was for 24 oysters but I only made 5 so I changed the amounts and didn’t have arugula but had her favourite kale. I picked up […]

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Spicy Jicama Carpaccio

Jicama is a wonderful vegetable. Looks like a potato, tastes like an apple. I tell Dylan it is a Mexican apple. He likes it.

I tend to serve this with the Beef Tataki slices with soy sauce and wasabi and Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade. It is a great meal for the whole family. I […]

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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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Wontons with Chili Sauce

We love finger food in our family. Often everyone is busy working on their PC, doing homework, home school or running one way or the other. Finger food is great. You can eat it in the office with your PC or the living room with a Pink Pather DVD. Here is a fast wonton recipe […]

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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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Espresso Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I had borrowed this cook book from the library a while ago and loved quite a few recipes from it. I wrote them down so I wasn’t in a big rush to buy the book. But now we bought the book and have found a new favourite cookie recipe. Belle picked this one out but […]

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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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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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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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Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

First let me say that baking is not my strong point. I believe cooking is an art just like the martial arts, it takes years and years of dedicated practice to get good at it. But baking is a mystery. Any tiny little difference in the way it is supposed to be and presto, your […]

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