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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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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 […]

Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Filling

Chocolate and Peanut Butter – a perfect combination. What could be better – and it’s all Vegan.

Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Everything Vegan – Vegetarian Times Magazine’s Cookbook

Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups cane sugar 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp fine sea salt […]

Mirin Glazed Tofu or Salmon

This one comes from Nigella Lawson and is very, very good. I started making it with tofu for myself and salmon for the rest of the family. Very easy recipe and the sauce is great on the rice – so says Dylan. Of course the salmon is not vegan but using tofu instead makes this […]

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 […]

Creamy Lime-Pistachio Parfaits

This is an incredible dessert. I first made it for St. Patrick’s Day but it could be and should be enjoyed all year round. The recipe serves four. When I make it Hayley usually eats three of them if not all four! She loves avocados. This is a very easy dessert to make and […]

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 […]

Five-Spice Chocolate Layer Cake

I really wanted to make a vegan chocolate cake for Hayley (and myself) and found this one in my newest Favourite Cookbook. I was a little worried when I read it contained prunes. Lo and behold it is awesome, prunes and all. I made the "frosting" as per the recipe but it turned out way […]

Tofu and Vegetable Lo Mein

Wow, one week of being Vegan and feeling great. The biggest hurdle, What to put in my morning coffee? I made the mistake the first day of using vanilla soy milk, yuch! but then bought unsweetened soy milk, perfect. My daughter decided to go vegetarian a while ago and now has decided to go vegan. […]

Grilled Tofu with Chile Peanut Sauce

We were having a Malaysian Flank-Steak and I needed something vegetarian for Hayley. In the same book (Planet Barbeque) I found a tofu dish, also from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a grilled tofu with a chile peanut sauce. Fantastic dish. I thought we would eat the steak and Hayley would eat the tofu, with […]

Pad Thai (Vegetarian Style)

It is Wednesday and that means usually just Belle, Hayley, Dylan and I for dinner. Dylan’s friend Matthew was having his birthday party that day so he was not over so I knew there wasn’t going to be homemade pasta on the menu. Belle and I decided to have steak(post this one later) but I […]

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