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Vegetarian Beef Recipe Recipe

Vegetarian Beef Recipe

01.21.13 by Jackie

It's hard to believe it's almost the end of January already! It feels as though the year just got started. With the Asian New Year (Tết in Vietnamese) starting in a few days, I concocted yet another vegetarian recipe. This time around, I stir-fried vegan-friendly faux-beef with fermented black beans and chili garlic sauce. It's a great source of protein while the texture is very similar to beef itself. 

To balance the meal, I also added crookneck squash, which provided a soft contrast to the dish. Enjoy!

 


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Soy Gluten Stir Fry Recipe Recipe

Soy Gluten Stir Fry Recipe

03.25.11 by Jackie

Soy gluten is one of those rare ingredients that can make me forget about meat. Unlike tofu, soy gluten has a chewy texture that gives more body and consistency to the dish.

Even though I'm a meat eater, I've been craving lots of vegetarian food and fish lately. So today, I stir-fried soy gluten and vegetables with the usual flavorings, such as black bean sauce, chili garlic sauce and soy sauce and then added Thai basil to finish the dish. I’m eating healthier without sacrificing taste, which is a delicious compromise!


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Vegan Stir Fry Recipe: Fried Gluten with Vegetables Recipe

2011 has started very well for me (I returned to my home country of France last month and spent the holidays with my parents). Everything’s wonderful at home. There’s really only one thing getting me down. Last December, I received my first traffic ticket for not bringing my vehicle to a full stop at a stop sign. Now I'm taking full responsibility, but in my defense, I got distracted because there was a collision right in front of me. So now I have to take online traffic school to have the point removed from my driving record, which didn't give me much time to cook today. I know: excuses, excuses...

In honor of my traffic school test, here’s a description of today’s recipe in multiple choice question form:

I improvised a quick meal sautéing deep fried gluten, string beans, wood ear mushrooms, Japanese eggplants and a little kumquat marmalade:

  • A. Because I have to focus on my driving education
  • B. My husband Lulu and I have to shed all the weight we gained during our last trip in Paris
  • C. Deep fried gluten is delicious, even for a meat lover like me
  • D. All of the above (correct answer)

Drive safely everyone!


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Deep Fried Black Pepper and Sesame Soy Gluten with Choy Sum Recipe

Soy gluten is made from the combination of wheat gluten and soy bean gluten. Contrary to tofu, it has a chewy texture. When deep fried, its volume expands, creating a crispy exterior.  The gluten shrinks when dipped in the black bean sauce creating a meaty texture. I used the same method as my sunken tofu so that the soy gluten absorbs all the flavor of the sauce.

What I love about this recipe is that it is probably the only dish that Lulu and I get to enjoy eating together and feeding each other. The soy gluten has a similar texture to meat, but with a very different taste. So if you're a carnivore like me, you'll enjoy this dish as much as I do.

To be honest with you, I'm not a big fan of vegetarian food. I have been cooking a lot of veggie dishes since I got married, but I don't really enjoy them without adding some meat. I keep complaining to Lulu how much I would love to be able to share a meal together. I've tried to convert my husband into a meat eater for almost 5 years, but I've been wildly unsuccessful. So in a way, one could say that this is my recipe for a happy marriage.


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