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Purple Cauliflower Crackers Vegan Gluten Free

Turn your cauliflower into these crunchy, flavorful, nutrient-dense and gluten-free crackers! It's such a fun way to eat more veggies and it's super easy to make! You can even make these with your kids as a fun family activity. I got this gorgeous purple cauliflower a while ago and wanted to make something that can really showcase its beauty! So I made not one but two recipes with it. The first was these pretty purple crackers! Yes of course cauliflower crackers are "low carb" but that's not really the point for me.  Purple cauliflower, like other colorful vegetables, contains antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are responsible for its vibrant hue. These antioxidants have been linked to various health benefits, including reducing inflammation, supporting heart health, and potentially reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases. Additionally, purple cauliflower, like its white counterpart, is a good source of vitamins and fiber, making these crackers so much
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Shanghai Style Vegan Wontons in Peanut Butter and Chili Oil Sauce

This, is the GOAT of all wontons - sorry to all the other wonton varieties out there I love them all but nothing tops these Shanghai street food style wontons! They are stuffed with umami tofu and colorful vegetables, cooked then chilled, and doused in a luscious peanut butter and chili oil sauce. I hold this recipe especially dear to my heart, as it embodies some of the best memories from my years in Shanghai. Throughout all the ups and downs, growth and growth pains, the street food in Shanghai was the one consistent thing that gave me so much comfort and joy. Scallion pancakes, scallion oil noodles, turnip cakes, soup dumplings, siu mai... but most of all, wontons! Hot steamy wonton soups in the winter and chilled peanut butter chili oil wontons in the spring and summer. The peanut butter and chili oil sauce is without a doubt the soul of this dish. I highly recommend making your own chili oil following this recipe ! It's sooo much more aromatic and flavorful than storebought an

Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice

Make your fried rice tropical with this vegan pineapple fried rice! And to take the fun up even another notch, why not serve it in a pineapple bowl! It's naturally gluten-free, and high protein with the eggiest tofu scramble. Pineapple fried rice is a popular dish in Thai cuisine, known for its sweet and savory flavor profile and tropical vibe. While the dish itself is totally legit, it's something locals would eat as well, serving it in a pineapple bowl is more of a "touristy" thing but hey, no one can argue this is not super fun and smile inducing! This recipe is veganized so it's made without seafood, meat, or eggs but it's still packed with so many flavors and balanced nutrition! It's also highly adaptable, you can use whatever vegetables you like or happen to have in the fridge, some great alternatives include sweet bell peppers, snap peas, grean beans, zucchini, and more. INGREDIENTS: 2 cup day old white jasmine rice 1 whole pineapple 1 small sweet o

Cheesy Stuffed Rice Paper Tteok Kkochi aka Korean Rice Cakes

Make the iconic Korean street food Tteok Kkochi with rice paper when you can't find rice cakes! These sexy little treats are spicy, sweet, and cheesy in the best kind of way and the consistency is super similar to tteok, soft, chewy, and pillowy. You've probably had or heard of Tteokbokki, which is a popular Korean street food that's made of stir-fried rice cakes in a gochujang based sauce. It's often served with fish cakes, boiled eggs, and scallions. And. Tteok Kkochi is basically tteokbokki on a stick, make them much easier to eat on the go and also my favorite way to eat! It's really difficult to find good quality fresh tteok, Korean rice cakes where I live so I made this workaround that perfectly satisfies the cravings! It's also super cheap, easy, and quick to make, and of course naturally gluten free! You can simply just roll the rice paper up and cut into little cylinders and keep them as plain "rice cakes" or, you can take them up a notch and

Rainbow Rice Paper Rolls with Teriyaki tofu, veggies, and fruits

The most colorful, appetizing, refreshing and delicious meal you can make with minimum amount of cooking and without breaking a sweat - summer rolls, or rice paper rolls! All ingredients can be prepared raw and you can go wild with colors. Summer rolls, or Gỏi cuốn, is a Vietnamese dish traditionally consisting of pork, prawn, vegetables, and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese bánh tráng, aka rice paper wrappers. Unlike spring rolls, which are wrapped in flour wrappers and then fried, summer rolls are wrapped in a translucent rice-wrapper and served cold. So naturally they're much easier and quicker to make, as well as being lighter on the stomach. I like to wrap a variety of fresh veggies, fruits, and crispy glazed tofu strips in my summer rolls. You could simply slice the tofu and wrap but glazing and pan-frying them gives the dish much more flavor and adds a nice crunch! And if you like them to be fruity, mango, figs, and even kiwi are all good options. My latest discovery

Baby Chick Onigiri with Wasabi Edamame Fillings

The cutest Onigiri, aka rice balls for your next lunch box, bento box, picnic, kids party, or anytime you need that extra boost of happiness from your meals! These baby chick onigiri are easy to make and filled with a super flavorful and nutritious edamame mixture that has just a little bit of an energizing kick. Isn't it just the best feeling when you sit down for your meal and you just feel this ear-to-ear smile beaming on your face that you can't even help? I love making food that will give people, myself included, that exact feeling. And these baby chick onigiri would definitely be one of them! The beaks are made of sweet corns which also go so well with the rice balls. And the fillings was actually inspired by one of my favorite snacks, roasted wasabi edamame! Wasabi adds such a nice little kick that's so refreshing and unique.  But of course, this is a highly adaptable recipe, you can make the fillings anything you want! My other go-to filling is a chickpea "chun

Air Fried Oyster Mushroom with Gluten Free Breading

Golden brown crispy outside and juicy, tender, layered, and easily pulled apart inside, no these are not fried chicken they are air-fried oyster mushrooms! These mushrooms are dredged in a gluten-free vegan "buttermilk" batter and whole-grain breading. I know so many people would take one look at this dish and go "oh that's vegan fried chicken", well while they do look similar and indeed some restaurants and home cooks would serve this as an alternative to fried chicken, fried mushrooms is its own dish, especially common in Asian cuisines. My mom made me fried mushrooms all the time, sometimes with oyster mushroom, sometimes maitake, sometimes enoki and my family is not vegan at all. We'd also order fried mushrooms at restaurants quite often. So yes this is a dish I have such fond memories with and have been enjoying since long before I went vegan. I've made the recipe entirely gluten-free and whole grain, plus I opted for air frying instead of deep fryi