Plant Paradox-friendly Sesame Chick’n (vegan, gluten-free, & sugar-free)

Sesame chicken – a.k.a. sweet & salty tastebud nirvana. Our Chinese take-out extravaganza continues with this vegan, sugar-free, and Plant Paradox-friendly rendition of Sesame Chicken. It’s quick, taking only 40 minutes from start-to-finish, it’s crispy, featuring battered coconut oil-fried tempeh, and it’s reminiscent of your favorite childhood Chinese restaurant’s greasy, MSG-packed chicken. Ahh yes, Chinese…

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Brown Garlic Sauce Tempeh & Mushrooms (Chinese Tex-Mex)

The final dish – dish #5 – of our Chinese Tex Mex series is an American Chinese take-out staple: brown garlic sauce. The sauce is thick, deep in savory flavors, dark brown in color, and pungent with fresh garlic & black pepper. We whip our sauce up with seared, grain-free tempeh and shiitake mushrooms to…

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Crunchy Fennel Citrus Slaw (Chinese Tex-Mex)

“Crunchy. Fresh. Rejuvenating. This slaw is… divine.” *I said to myself in Gordon Ramsay’s voice* Every taco has to have its equivalent of romaine lettuce for its balancing effect in the meal, lightening up the savory fillings with a burst of crisp rejuvenation. To continue the Chinese Tex Mex theme (this is dish 4 out of…

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Orange-Cinnamon Jasmine Rice (Chinese Tex-Mex)

To me, rice is addicting; whenever I make it, I’m tempted to grab a bite every time I stroll by the pot. However, I’ve been learning to hone my self-control around rice, because making perfect rice takes patience. Recently, I discovered that you can boost the resistant starch levels of rice tenfold by cooking it…

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Refried Black Soy Beans (Chinese Tex-Mex)

As part of a family style Tex-Mex meal, the second most important element – next to tortillas – is beans. Particularly refried beans, which aren’t actually re-fried at all, they’re just blended until smooth… yeah, I’ve never understood where the terminology comes from either. Traditionally, refried beans are made from black or pinto beans that’ve…

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Seaweed-Infused Cassava Tortillas (Chinese Tex-Mex)

Welcome to the start of the Chinese Tex Mex fusion dinner – we’re glad you’re able to make it! What good is any tex-mex meal if there are no fresh tortillas? Tortillas are the base, the rock, the foundation from which the rest of a Tex-Mex meal is constructed around; even when all else fails,…

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Monthly Themes

Over the coming months, we’re launching monthly themes, where we dedicate 30 days to one specific dish, culture, style, or fusion, encompassing at least 8 recipes per theme. To give you guys a glimpse at what you can expect in the following months, the remaining weeks of August are going to be focused on Chinese, Tex-Mex…

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Orange Chick’n Tempeh

If you were a somewhat typical American child, chances are, you loved Chinese take out – and as much as I may slander the name now – Panda Express was my shit. And you can probably guess why: Orange Chicken. Was it good quality? No. Was the service good? Definitely not. But was that orange…

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