Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vegetarian Meatballs


1 Can of Chickpeas (Or Pinto Beans)
150 Grams of breadcrumbs (I didn't have any so I used cornmeal; basically, use anything that will make it easy to roll mixture into balls or flat mini patties)
4 Potatoes
1-2 tbsp of vegetal seasoning (anything that gives vegetable taste plus salt)
Green onions (how ever much you like) - Chopped
2-3 eggs

1 Large mixing bowl
1 frying pan

1) Boil the potatoes until they are good enough to mash. To see if they are ready, just stick a fork in and lift potatoe, if it slides quickly, it's good.

2) While the potatoes are boiling, drain chickpeas in a large bowl and mash. Add Vegetal seasoning.

3) Chop green onions and add into bowl.

4) Once potatoes are boiled, add potatoes, eggs to the large bowl mixture and mash until soft.

5) Mix in bread crumbs or corn meal (Note: Corn meal will give it a crunchy taste, bread crumbs not so). 

6) Form into mini balls or patties (your preference)

7). In frying pan, add oil, turn on medium-low heat (I originally had on high, but it burns quickly). Slowly use spoon to transfer the balls onto the pan. You wan to fry on one side until gold brown and then just turn around. I would cover while waiting on each side (this would cook the egg that is in the mixture). 

Oh, and if you burn, don't worry, this recipe is forgiving - just peel off the burnt part and fry gently to resurrect the "meat" ball. 

Enjoy! (and this time I have  picture too !)

Let me know what you think! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vegetarian (Shrimp) Siu Mai

This recipe is orginally vegan but it contains shrimp for those who are pescatarians. But you can simply omit the shrimp because it will taste almost the same.

I found this recipe on this website, which explains it really well....

3 and a half tablespoon of non-hydrogenated margarine
1 tablespoon of grated ginger

2 cups of shredded or chopped seitan
1/2 cup of shitaki mushrooms
1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons of tamari sauce
1table spoon of 5 spice powder
(most ingredients can be found in an asian grocery store if your local one does not carry)

1 cup of grated carrots
2 cups of grated cabbage

1 package of wonton wrapers

1 cup of chopped shrimp (optional) or you can find imitation shrimp.

In a frying pan, put all ingredients A together and fry for 1 min
Then add B, fry for 5 mins
Then add C, fry for 5 min

Make a zero with your index finger and thumb, put wonton wrapper on top, put a spoon full of filling into middle, push down and create a cup with your wonton, press bottom of wonton on plate and shape wonton into a mini cup.

Put in steamer for about 20 minutes, with shrimp a bit longer until cooked.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Green Onion Pie

I found this recipe on this amazing website called, Petitchef. All you need is

2 cups flour
1 cup boiling water
some seseme oil
1 cup of chopped green onions

The instructions on this website are super easy and well written so I thought I would share this!

Bon appetit!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Broccoli and Chedder Soup

I found this in a magazine whose name I forget. Anyhoo here is the recipe:

-2 garlic cloves
-2 celery stalks
-1 broccoli head
-1 rustic potato
-1 cup of milk
-1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
-shredded chedder cheese

In a sauce pan, add diced garlic, celery, broccoli stalks, potatos (all chopped) with oil and cover for 7 minutes approx.

Then add the chopped broccoli florets with 3 cups of water, cover until boil.

Then blend.

Then add milk, nutmeg and chedder cheese until it melts....oh and the salt.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Thai Peanut Sate Sauce

Delicious as a dipping sauce, or you can mix it with quinoa, noodles, etc.
*just nuts peanut butter (no additives- just crushed nuts)
* red pearl onions (more flavor) - about have a bag
* 1 whole garlic
* 1 container of thai red curry paste
chop finely the onions, garlic and fry in a saucer with vegetable oil until brown.
mix in peanut butter (about half a jar)
mix in thai curry paste (more = spicy; you choose)
bring to a boil while stirring, lower heat and simme until oil separates (see photos: Yes I finally took photos!)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Tahini Salad

I was randomly perusing through the grocery aisle today in the ethnic section and came across Tahini (seseme paste). Remembering the tastiness of this scrumptious dressing, I picked it up and bought it. Anyhoo, it has become incorporated into a tasty salad dressing:

*1 cup of tahini
*same amount of water
* 1 tbsp of lemon juice
*1 crushed garlic
*parsley (dried or chopped)

Stir until smooth (at first it looks clumpy but don't worry, just keep stirring)

pour over your favorite salad veggies (I used chopped cucumbers and tomatoe but I think a good one would be sliced carrots and cabbage)

Enjoy this healthy treat!!!

Bon appetit!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Avacado Smoothie

Another recipe from Chatelaine:


1 pitted avacado chopped
2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp of honey or agave nectar
2 tsp of lime juice

blend until smooth. Enjoy!