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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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Here is a quick and really versatile recipe. Samosas. You can fill them with anything you like, and as Dylan says they are like little sandwiches. I actually made him Mac ‘n’ Cheese samosas last night and he devoured them. Now for the rest of the planet, a more traditional potato filling is in order.This […]

Vegan Naan Bread

This is a great and easy Naan bread. We love it all by itself and it is perfect with any Indian dish, chili or peanut butter for that matter. I make it on the BBQ but I am sure you could make it in the oven or an indoor grill. My smoke detector would go […]

Coconut-Cardamom Rice Pudding

First let me say I have *never* had rice pudding. The very thought of it just made me , well , sort of you know. Hayley picked this recipe from our "Book" and I finally decided to make it at midnight so she could have it for breakfast or lunch tomorrow. I had some rice […]

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 […]

Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Need a great Vegan Stuffing for your next Thanksgiving? Or for the upcoming one if you are south of the 49th parallel? Vegan Planet has the answer. This is a fantastic stuffing and for me very different then I was used to when I was not vegan.Cranberries? Never! Maybe chestnuts but they are sort of […]

New England Style Chowder

Here is another recipe from my new favourite cookbook – The Vegan Planet.  I loved the chowder although we all felt it needed more potatoes, so I would suggest you use two instead of the one called for. Oyster mushrooms are available at most large supermarkets. Kombu is a dried sea vegetable that can be […]

Spiced Apple-Walnut Muffins

This is a great muffin recipe and they did not last long. Half of them were gone before the 10 minutes of cooling had taken place. You can use a large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and grated instead of the apple sauce (as per the original recipe) but I did not have any apples […]

Pumpkin Soup with Sage

Autumn, what a wonderful time to be Vegan. The markets are overflowing with all sorts of incredible vegetables. Here is a recipe that Hayley picked from one of my magazines. I had to make a couple of changes to veganize it and it was really fantastic. At the local market they had the pumpkins on […]

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. […]

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