Crispy Beer-Battered Panko Shrimp with Sweet Aromatic Soy Sauce & Sesame Toasted Cashews (vegan)

This dish started out as a quest to recreate Tasty’s “Double Crunch Shrimp,” in which shrimp is coated in a tempura-like batter, tossed with panko breadcrumbs, deep fried, and mixed with an Asian-inspired, sweet and salty sauce. Immediately after watching I thought “this could ttttoootttaalllyyyy be made vegan.” Per usual, I WAS RIGHT. Calm down…

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Asian-Fusion Breakfast Sandwich with Garlic Studded Sausage, Ginger Pepper Vegan Egg, and Sriracha Scallion Mayo (vegan)

This recipe is inspired by our good friend Skyler Tanksley, who’s effortlessly incorporated his Asian background into American soul food at his SoCal pop-up My Vegan Panda. As you can tell, Asian-American comfort food is what this blog’s all about, making Chef Tanksley our real-world counterpart. The biggest difference between us being you can go…

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You’ve Never Had a Shrimp Chow Mein With This Much Umami! (vegan)

I know what you’re thinking. Actually, maybe I don’t… even though I insist on starting half our articles with this phrase. Regardless of whether or not I can read your mind, a noodle dish like this admittedly doesn’t have much visual wow factor. After all, what separates one heaping pile of noodz from the next?…

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Asian-Inspired Black Pepper Chicken Rice Bowl with Soy Sauce Tossed Veggies (vegan & gf)

Last week, we posted a recipe for an easy, go-to breakfast. Today, we’re covering a recipe for a minimalistic lunch or dinner. Sense a theme coming about? Well, don’t worry kitchen-heads, we’ve got more complex stuff in the works, but look, sometimes people just wanna eat without hours of labor involved, and sometimes we fall…

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Four-Ingredient Vegan Black Sesame Soft Serve

Hey look, pretty ice cream!Alright, can we talk about our upcoming eBook now? I mean, it comes out in FIVE DAYS and popular marketing strategies insist we should hype it up for at least one month before it comes out. Considering we announced it last week, you wanna see the cover and title? Doesn’t matter,…

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Zesty Orange Sweet Potato Stir-Fry with Garlic-Lime Soba Noodles (vegan)

Sweet, refreshing, spicy, and hearty vegetables alongside tender, garlicky, and sesame soba noodles in less than 30 minutes? Nice to meet you, dinner plans. We’ll be real, there’s not much to discuss here if you’re already familiar with stir-frying and noodle cooking basics, so we’ll leave it to photography to get your stomach rumbling and your…

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Loaded Crispy Sweet Potato Chips with Tempura Fried Seaweed, Sautéed Beef Crumbles, Sweet Eel Sauce, and Spicy Mayo (vegan)

We’re gonna save the fancy descriptions and science-y talk on this one, because this dish speaks for itself. If you’re a sushi fan, you’ll love the flavors goin on here. Every element of savory, sweet, sea, earthy, and spicy conjoin to form a sensation that hits every node on your tastebuds. When that first bite…

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Thai Angel Hair Vermicelli with Savory Black Bean Garlic Sauce, Vegan Beef, and Roasted Peanuts (vegan & gf)

I know we started off the last post with a story, but look, we’ve got another one for you. This one has its origins in Miami, taking place around late February, 2019 (for you future readers out there) when Kim and I were in Florida for a short tour with our good friend Dré Tamashi.…

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Sweet Potato Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Boba

You guys wanna know how we ended up with a boba recipe made from sweet potatoes? That’s a rhetorical question—we’re telling you anyway. A quick story must ensue. Don’t worry, we promise it won’t take long. The tale goes a little like this: We messaged our connect from Melt Organic for some more butter coupons,…

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Lightly Charred Cauliflower in Vanilla Lemongrass Infused Coconut Broth

This is one of those recipes that makes you think “huh, that sounds kinda weird, but I also want a bite at the same time.” It’s kind of like a course out of a fine dining meal that can’t be easily defined as an appetizer or entree – it simply exists as a dish with…

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1-Pot Vietnamese Curry with Seared Vegan Drumsticks & Hearty Potatoes

Vietnamese curry doesn’t gain the proper hype that Thai curry does, but it’s extremely flavorful, brothier than its Thai relative, and served with bread instead of rice, which is due to France’s heavy culinary (and cultural) influence on Vietnam. For this dish, we’re keeping things as close to the OG as possible—heck, we even Face-Timed…

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4-Step Charred Sesame Garlic Broccoli

I know what you’re thinking, “A post dedicated entirely to broccoli? Now that’s just lazy.” … You’re right. It is lazy. There’s little work involved, little prep involved, little time involved, and little ingredients involved… but it’s fucking delicious. Yeah, this dish may not be groundbreaking, it may not be the first of its kind, and…

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Crispy Coconut Panko Tofu Fries with Sweet Sriracha Lime Sauce (vegan)

I’ve been thinking a lot about tofu recently, mainly about how bad of a rep it receives. That’s largely responsible for the way most restaurants treat tofu: cut it into big chunks and throw it into a soup completely raw. If somebody threw raw chicken into a soup, you’d probably have a bad impression of…

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10-Ingredient Sweet & Peppery Oriental Noodles (vegan)

Happy New Year! We hope you guys woke up in a questionable place, next to someone you don’t know, or just with your friends or family. Whichever one suits your lifestyle really. Regardless of who or where you woke up with, we’re looking forward to stepping up our culinary game even more in 2019; ever…

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Thai Winter Squash Curry (vegan & gf)

This curry is based around one of the first curries I ever had: Thai Pumpkin Curry with Chicken. It was rich with coconut milk, tender with big chunks of pumpkin, chewy with pieces of chicken, aromatic with kaffir lime leaves & lemongrass, complex with fish sauce, and spiced with peppers from curry paste. Our curry…

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Teriyaki Broccoli Stir-fry with Cauliflower Rice (vegan, lectin-free & sugar-free)

My favorite types of dishes (to make at home at least) are ones that are quickly thrown together, using only the stovetop, latent with veggies, tossed in a sweet Asian sauce, and very filling – I’ve got quite an appetite as a 20 year old boy. Okay, I’ve probably said something along the lines of…

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Asian Barbecue Sweet Potato Boats

I have a thing for sweet potatoes. Can you tell? How can I resist? Sweet potatoes form the perfect basis for my diet, as they’re tasty, easy to cook, cheap, and really good for the body. Like, really good! Tubers like sweet potatoes have been part of the human diet since the Paleolithic age, i.e.…

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Seared Tofu Spring Rolls w/ Sweet & Spicy Almond Butter Dip

If you’re a fan of Vietnamese food, like Kim and I are, you will have noticed something by now: Vietnamese cuisine is super simple. Most dishes contain few ingredients, basic cooking techniques, and pull from one core of flavors. Yet, despite the simplicity, the food manages to be complex on the tastebuds, exciting, and full…

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Portobello Summer Tacos

These tacos are a fresh & vibrant invitation into a warm Summer. I understand that some of y’all may have been experiencing warm weather for a couple months now (#jealous), but I live in the Pacific Northwest, where the sun just made his first guest appearance a few days ago. Needless to say, we are…

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Asian Tempeh Reuben

If a vegan person in love with Asian food moved to New York, this is exactly what that person would make. And while I have no desire to ever move to NYC, I am a guy with a big jar of kimchi and no idea what to do with it. Thus, the ideas of how to…

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