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Vegetarian's Delight: Braised Tofu and Mushrooms | recipe from runwayrice.com

Braised Tofu and Mushrooms (Dau Hu Kho Nam)

Healthy eating is made easy with this delicious dish of pan-fried tofu cooked in a light and savory sauce. The firm tofu and assorted fresh mushrooms are full of flavor and texture making this dish really hearty and satisfying. Whether you’re a strict vegetarian or like to enjoy an occasional meat-free meal, this is a recipe […]

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Super healthy and tasty stir-fry. Love it!

Tofu and Eggplant Stir-Fry (Dau Hu Xao Ca Tim)

A vegetarian’s delight, this dish with pan-fried tofu and eggplant is healthy and delicious.  (Sorry, this is not the deep-fried and overly saucy dish you find in many Asian restaurants.)  It’s a light and flavorful dish that allows you to enjoy the tasty goodness of fresh vegetables without all the oil and heavy sauce.  This basic stir-fry is […]

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Delicious and easy to make!

Stir-Fried Water Spinach and Beef (Rau Muong Xao Bo)

Looking for ways to incorporate nutrient-rich leafy greens into your diet?  Then you must try this easy stir-fry dish made with water spinach.  Water spinach (as you may have guessed from its name) is a juicy, leafy green loaded with vitamins A, C, iron and fiber.  With its long tapered leaves and abundant stalks, this vegetable is sturdy and […]

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Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua)

Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua)

Mustard greens are sturdy vegetables and so are really great for pickling. When pickled just right they are crispy and satisfyingly tart.  My Mom use to make jars and jars of these delicious mustard greens around Vietnamese New Year/Tet for our family.  It wasn’t until I tried making them for myself that I quickly learned there is […]

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Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir Fry (Dau Hu Xao Sot Chua Ngot)

Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir-Fry (Dau Hu Xao Sot Chua Ngot)

Most of my favorite dishes are sans meat and given the choice, I will pick a meat-free dish the majority of the time.  And so, I am always looking for delicious and easy to make vegetarian dishes.  My love of veggies and stir-frying makes this Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir-Fry one of my go-to dishes. […]

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Vegetarian  Spring Rolls

Vegetarian Fresh Spring Rolls (Bi Cuon Chay)

I love these vegetarian spring rolls even more than the meaty version with pork and shrimp. These refreshing rolls are a vegetarian’s delight with jicama, yams, carrots, tofu and bean thread noodle tossed in fragrant roasted rice powder.  If you’ve never had roasted rice powder, this is a wonderful recipe for you to be introduced […]

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Honey Soy Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Honey Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Just a few ingredients whisked together–it doesn’t get any easier than this!  This sweet, savory and tangy sauce makes an amazing dipping sauce for spring rolls and lettuce wraps, a tasty marinade for meats or a wonderful condiment for rice or other foods.  It’s a great alternative to the sauces made with fish sauce if you’re […]

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Clean and Lean Salad

  I love the simplicity of this salad and the refreshing taste.  The juicy vegetables gives this salad such great crunch.  The best part is–it makes you feel good about eating something good for you! If you need some protein or want to make it a meal, add pan-fried tofu or grilled chicken.  Try this delicious salad with the Honey […]

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Honey Lemongrass Dressing | recipe from runawayrice.com

Honey Lemongrass Dressing

If you’re bored with the standby salad dressings, here’s a flavor infusion to tantalize your taste buds.   This easy dressing is made with just a few ingredients.  You can find lemongrass paste in the produce section of your grocery store.  Mine was packaged in a 4-ounce tube, similar to toothpaste.  The product lists the first two […]

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