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Tofu in Black Bean Sauce (Dau Hu Sot Tuong Den) - Make in 30 minutes or less! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Tofu in Black Bean Sauce (Dau Hu Sot Tuong Den)

This Tofu in Black Bean Sauce recipe is a vegetarian dish that is flavorful, healthy and easy to make. Soft tofu is cooked in a savory and spicy black bean sauce to make a tantalizing dish that is simple yet satisfying. Learn the trick for making tofu silky. This quick method takes just a few […]

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A Popular Vietnamese Sweet Treat: Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong)

Deliciously starchy cassava (yuca or manioc) is combined with creamy coconut milk and fragrant mung bean to make this scrumptious sweet treat. My recipe makes a simple batter that when baked yields a golden cake that is moist, slightly chewy and just sweet enough. Cut the cake into small pieces and enjoy as finger-food. It makes a perfect little snack or a […]

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Healthy and Delicious Homemade Tofu (Dau Hu) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Tofu / Bean Curd (Dau Hu)

Fragrant and delicious, tofu is so easy to make at home with this simple 3-ingredient recipe. Talk about goodness that’s so much fresher and healthier than the store-bought versions. There are no preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce in this tofu. If you’re familiar with making Soy Milk, you’ll find this recipe to be a cinch! […]

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Vegetarian's Delight--The BEST Vietnamese-style Vegetable Curry recipe! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vegetable Curry (Ca Ri Chay)

Vegetarian’s Delight! This Vietnamese-style curry is loaded with hearty vegetables–potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, red bell pepper and onions and cooked in a savory sauce infused with flavorful curry spices, aromatic lemongrass and creamy coconut milk. Perfectly balanced, it’s not overly rich or heavy. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a meat-free meal, this […]

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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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A vegetarian version of a Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef, this is meat-free and full of flavor. | recipe from runawayrice.com | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemongrass Tofu and Rice Noodles (Bun Dau Hu Xao)

One of my all-time favorite dishes is Lemongrass Beef and Rice Noodles.  It is so refreshingly light and flavorful with the aromatic lemongrass, fresh greens and herbs and springy noodles.  When I decided to focus more on a vegetarian diet, this was one of the first dishes I revamped by substituting the beef for tofu.  Believe me, you won’t […]

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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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Check out the recipe and learn the tricks for making this look like pork.

Mock Roast Pork/Seitan Roast Pork (Mi Can Xa Xiu)

I love seitan and have touted its versatility as a tasty meat substitute in earlier posts.  I’ve shared the basic seitan recipe and the one below is essentially the same except for two things:  1) we add soy sauce to the water to give it color and saltiness 2) we use a bit more baking powder to give it a […]

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Seitan, fresh lemongrass and spicy curry powder makes this one fragrant and delicious meat-free dish!

Curry Lemongrass Seitan Stir-Fry (Mi Can Xao Xa Ot)

It looks like chicken but is actually seitan (mock meat, also called wheat meat).  Seitan is so easy to make and so versatile as a substitute for meat.  In this dish we combine pan fried seitan strips with fresh lemongrass and spicy curry powder to make a super simple and super tasty vegetarian dish.  Whoever said being vegetarian meant […]

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Braised Seitan and Vegetables

Braised Seitan and Vegetables (Mi Can Kho Chay)

More and more of us are choosing to be part-time vegetarians these days including myself.  By this I mean we’ve adopted a day each week, Meatless Mondays, or 1 or 2 days each month when we don’t eat meat.  Whether you’re vegetarian for personal beliefs, health reasons or simply trying to reduce your carbon footprint, kudos to you!  It’s a […]

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