Tandoori Tempeh

Prior to cutting dairy out of my diet, one of my favorite Indian cuisine staples aside from chicken tikka masala and eggplant bharta was tandoori chicken. There was something about the smoky aroma, the crispy edges of the blackened meat, the spicy flavor, the savory qualities, and the appearance of the tandoori that never failed … More Tandoori Tempeh

Dorm-Friendly Pink Vegetable Curry (vegan + gluten free)

You know red, green, yellow, orange, brown, and white in very rare cases. But pink?! Is that even possible?! Why in my kitchen, yes it is. The Pink Panther would be quite impressed. Or Hello Kitty or Elle Woods, or whoever likes the color pink. Given that March is the introduction of the spring season, … More Dorm-Friendly Pink Vegetable Curry (vegan + gluten free)

Hoisin-Style Tofu

Anybody who hates tofu just hasn’t had it right. Am I right or am I right? For some strange reason, this year, I tried to manifest my hopes that my family and I would have a home-cooked Christmas feast. Seriously, why on Earth did I believe that such a thing could possibly happen, given that … More Hoisin-Style Tofu

Eggplant Lettuce Wraps

Christmas may have just ended, but I’m still buzzing with holiday spirit! There’s nothing wrong with basking more in the cozy winter weather, indulging in the best festive flavors and rewatching our favorite Christmas shows. But with the end of the holiday weekend also comes the food baby bulge. And the annoying people who go … More Eggplant Lettuce Wraps

First Vegan Christmas: Holiday Treats and Eats

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, a short Asian girl has been typing away at her computer, trying to finish this post. Honestly, the holidays are so overwhelming–SO many winter and Christmas-themed recipes, way too many wish-lists to please, excessive crowds, the overplaying of Christmas tunes (which I don’t mind, to … More First Vegan Christmas: Holiday Treats and Eats

Tomato Vegetable Stew (healthy, vegan, gluten free, oil free + high protein)

I have this quirky tradition where I celebrate my birthday for more than one day. This is because my birthday usually falls on a day where I don’t have enough time for a proper celebration due to work, school, studying, or anything else that’s extremely taxing on time and energy. This year, it just so … More Tomato Vegetable Stew (healthy, vegan, gluten free, oil free + high protein)