Don’t you LOVE cooking?
…because I definitely do. I am a HUGE fan of food! 😉
I can already tell that this is going to be my greatest year of cooking. I no longer just throw a pork chop, baked potato and a pile of asparagus on a plate and call it dinner because I am a 142 day old vegetarian. I am obligated to explore cooking and create the most delicious food EVER, so my husband will put up with my new permanent change in diet! Luckily for him, I am getting pretty good at creating new food combinations with delicious homemade sauces! And luckily for me, my husband is an easy-going, happy-to-have-food-cooked-for-him sort of guy; so he eats whatever meal-experiment I make for him. He doesn’t complain either… but I am pretty sure I could get him to complain if I cook beet burgers again! No joke, they tasted like dirt.
101 Healthy Vegan Asian Food
One of our favorite dinners have always been homemade stir fry variations. There are so many different seasonings and vegetable combinations that you can easily create a new stir fry every day of the year! The best part is how easy it is to transition your favorite stir fry into a vegetarian or vegan version without compromising taste. My first stir fry dinners were always made with chicken due to insufficient knowledge of other protein sources. I didn’t realize how limiting that was until I started adding tofu, marinated tempeh and extra vegetables with roasted peanuts. So good!
With that being said, I was happily open to reviewing an eBook called 101 Healthy Vegan Asian Food by Jonathan Vines. I have been on the hunt for a good vegetarian cookbook for awhile. SOOO with a little magical summoning power, I lured in this fine gemstone! It features an excellent collection of flavorful vegan recipes that are super easy and quick to make. I am always hesitant when buying eBooks because I get frustrated with layouts and navigation that are not user-friendly. This is NOT the case with the 101 Healthy Vegan Asian Food eBook so I was very pleased!
The book is introduced with a list of common Asian spices and ingredients that includes the nutritional benefits. I am addicted to reading about nutrition in all foods that I eat, so this is an excellent addition! Each individual recipe introduction ALSO shares the health benefits you can expect from consuming the meal! Very cool.
There are four chapters, functionally split into different courses:
- Asian Appetizers featuring Scallion Pancakes, Chili Dip and Asian Stuffed Avocado
- Soups featuring Pumpkin Coconut Soup, Vietnamese Noodle Soup and Japanese Onion Soup
- Main Dishes featuring Peanut Noodles, Bok Choy Tempeh, Potato Samosa and Stuffed Tomatoes
- Desserts featuring Chai Tea, Matcha Ice Cream and Red Beans and Rice Sweet Soup
All of these recipes help you to diversify and expand a healthy and balanced vegan diet! Today, for Meatless Monday, I am sharing a favorite recipe I cooked from Jonathan’s collection called Peanut Noodles. Please try it! If you love it, I encourage you to check out his eBook on Amazon. It currently sells for $3.99.