Archive | Chinese New Year

The Secret to Crispy Tofu and Vegetable Lo Mein with Crispy Tofu

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how I get my tofu so crispy. No, you don’t have to deep-fry it to get it that way. No cuisine needs crispy tofu as much as Chinese food does and since it’s Chinese New Year for the next 2 weeks, I thought I’d share […]

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Pan-Fried Tofu with Zucchini, Carrot and Black Bean Sesame Noodles

Normally, I don’t make a lot of cold dishes or pasta salads but the weather has been so hot lately, it seemed like a good idea. Of course, I still have to deal with the heat in the kitchen since this is a cooked dish even if it’s served cold but at least it feels […]

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Vegan Orange “Chicken” with Zucchini Noodles

Lately, I’ve been enjoying adding oranges to my dishes. I’ve made this Vegan Orange “Chicken” a few times before and it’s so delicious. It can be made with Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips, tofu or tempeh. It can be made with seitan but then it’s more like Orange “Beef” which would also be fantastic. I’ve always […]

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VeganMoFo Day #4: Ask Dr. V – Chinese Food

    Ask Dr. V – Chinese Food   Welcome to the 4th day of VeganMoFo – the month of vegan food. Be sure to check out some of the thousand participating bloggers! It’s always fun to find new blogs, new recipes and new friends.   Today The “V” Word is featuring the very first edition […]

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General Tso’s Tofu with Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Brown Rice

When I was a kid, I refused to eat Chinese food. My parents would go to The Green Dragon Chinese Restaurant in the Bronx and they had to bring along food for me to eat. Dad would get fried rice, Mom would get vegetable chow mein and the only thing I would eat was the […]

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VeganMoFo: "X" is for Xi Hong Shi Chao “Jidan”

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “X” is for Xi Hong Shi Chao “Jidan.” Gotcha! I bet you thought it was going to be Xanthan Gum or Xtra Spicy something or other. Ha! Truth be told, I was worried about […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Vegetable Lo Mein Edition

Lately I’ve had a lot of cravings for Chinese food. I miss going to my favorite places and getting takeout. I miss the cartons (and what’s happened to those lately? Too many plastic tupperware containers. That SO takes away from the Chinese food experience), the chopsticks, the fotune cookies. I even miss the dozen packets […]

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