Vegetarian Shiitake Mapo Tofu

Vegetarian Shiitake Mapo Tofu

Vegetarian shiitake mapo tofu! I will almost always order this if it’s on a menu and it’s also super easy to make at home. It’s traditionally made with minced meat but I love this mushroom version as well - to die for!

Vegetarian Shiitake Mapo Tofu

Vegetarian Shiitake Mapo Tofu

  • 2 cups grilled shiitake mushrooms 

  • 1 tablespoon chili oil

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes 

  • 1 tablespoon sichuan pepper flakes 

  • 1 block firm tofu (I like firm tofu but its usually with soft, your choice) 

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 4 teaspoons chili bean paste/sauce

  • 2 teaspoons fermented soy bean paste 

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil 

  • 1/3rd cup vegetable broth

  • top with green onions 

Begin by thinly slicing your shiitake and grilling with a drizzle of sesame oil in a pan until browned through - about 10-15 minutes on all sides. While thats cooking, cube your block of tofu.

Remove mushrooms. Add vegetable oil on medium high heat in the same skillet and add your aromatics: ginger, garlic, chili flakes and sichuan pepper flakes.

Let the flavors combine and sizzle for 5-10 minutes. Add your cubed tofu, soy sauce, cornstarch, chili bean paste, fermented soy bean paste and sesame oil and mix well.

Finally, add 1/3rd cup vegetable broth and mix to combine. Let all the flavors combine and wait for the mapo tofu to reduce from the broth and cornstarch (about 15-20 mins). Top with green onions and serve with white rice!

Vegetarian Shiitake Mapo Tofu
Vegetarian Shiitake Mapo Tofu

Nashville Hot Cauliflower (Vegan!)

Nashville Hot Cauliflower

Nashville hot cauliflower! Spiced with hot sauce, cayenne, chili powder and paprika. Made with a easy marinade of almond, white rice flour, vegan creamer and then baked in the oven. Topped with more spicy sauce and served with bread + pickles.

Inspired by a meal favorite: nashville hot chicken which is a spicy fried chicken specialty from nashville that is SO good + this is my take on a vegan version. my dreams have officially came true. 

Nashville Hot Cauliflower

Nashville Hot Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 2 heads cauliflower, torn into florets

  • 1 cup Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk Creamer

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tsp cayenne

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp onions powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/3rd cup almond flour

  • 1/3rd cup white rice flour

  • 2 tablespoon tapioca powder

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce

  • spice mixture (use same measurements and spices as above in marinade)

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

bread + pickles of your choice

Directions

Preheat your oven 350 degrees. To begin, marinade your cauliflower in creamer, hot sauce, maple syrup, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, oil, almond and white rice flour, tapioca flour and salt and pepper. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Place on a baking sheet and crisp up in the oven for 1 hour until crisp throughout and cooked inside.

In the meantime, make your sauce by mixing your spice mixture, hot sauce, maple syrup, oil and vinegar.

Remove your cauliflower and mix with your sauce. Serve with bread and pickles!

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Nashville Hot Cauliflower
Nashville Hot Cauliflower

Tahini & Oat Cookies (Vegan!)

Tahini & Oat Cookies

These tahini and oat cookies on my mind! Vegan, gluten-free + no refined sugars but tastes just as yums! Dipped in melted chocolate and topped with almonds. Minimum steps + super dreamy.

Tahini & Oat Cookies

Tahini & Oat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 2/3 cups oats

  • 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup tahini

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/4th tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup Califia Vanilla Almondmilk

  • 5.3 oz vegan chocolate bar of your choice (sliced in small chunks and use half to melt)

  • sliced almonds to top

Directions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add your almond flour, oats and baking powder.

In another bowl, mix your tahini, maple syrup, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and almondmilk. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix well.

Add in 1/2 of your chocolate bar chunks and mix in. Set aside your cookie batter in the fridge for 30 minutes.

In the meantime, melt your other half of the chocolate bar on a double broiler or in the microwave.

Next, remove your batter and form cookies and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Let rest and cool for 10 minutes. Dip 1/2 in chocolate and top with almonds.

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Tahini & Oat Cookies
Tahini & Oat Cookies

8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles

8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles

8 ingredient dreamy, easy pz coconut stir fry noodles. this recipe literally goes on repeat for weekday lunches for me and it takes no time @ all. It's stir fried with chili oil and soy sauce  and sautéd with shiitake mushrooms (my favorite) and green onions!

8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles
8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles

8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ramen noodles or noodles of your choice

  • 2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms

  • 1⁄2 cup sliced green onions

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1/2 tablespoons chili oil

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Califia Farms Go Coconuts

Directions

Begin to boil your noodles according to the package instructions. Strain and set aside.

Slice your mushrooms. In a pan, sauté and grill your shiitake mushrooms with soy sauce and sesame oil for about 15 minutes until they are grilled through. In the same pan, add back in your noodles.

Mix with green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili oil, sesame seeds and coconut milk. Let the flavors combine and stir for 3-4 minutes. Top with green onions and serve.

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8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles
8 Ingredient Coconut Stir Fry Noodles

Miso Mushroom Vegan Broth

Miso Mushroom Vegan Broth

The dreamiest, umami-filled broth ever! (totally vegan and so so much flavor). have on it's own like "bone broth", freeze and use in future soups, rice, sauces, curry, for gravy, stir fry.. literally anything.

Miso Mushroom Vegan Broth

Miso Mushroom Vegan Broth

Ingredients

  • 2 white onions, with skin

  • 2 whole garlic heads

  • 4 carrots, cut in rounds

  • 1/2 jalapeño

  • 1 thumb of ginger

  • ½ tablespoon peppercorns

  • ½ cup dried mushrooms

  • 1/3rd cup white miso paste

  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons dried seaweed

  • 4 cups water

  • Salt to taste

Directions

begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and mix onions (with the skin), garlic (with the skins), sliced carrots, jalapeño, ginger, mushrooms, miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil and seaweed. Cook in the oven for about 30-45 minutes.

remove and place in a stock pot over the stove with about 4 cups water. let it reduce and come to a simmer (about 1 hr), keep it reducing for more flavor. Drain out all the veg and skins until its just a clear stock, salt to taste + serve.

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Miso Mushroom Vegan Broth