Tag: spicy

Spicy fried chick-un style tofu

Life is full of goosebumps. Of course there are the moments when you literally have your hair standing on end, like when it’s cold or you have a fever. Goosebumps involuntarily develop as a response to fear, awe, pleasure, euphoria, admiration, and sexual arousal. ┬áBut I believe there are also moments when you figuratively have them. Making an inventory of…

Snijbonen met Pittige pindakaas: Dutch green beans in spicy peanut sauce

Unlike in the US where you can get nearly every ingredient you need all year round, some vegetables in Holland are only on store shelves for a few weeks a year. I know…what is this blasphemy I speak of, right? Is it really possible that some plants only bloom once per year? No fresh pineapples in winter? No white asparagus…

Vegan Japanese curry with oyster mushroom, winter greens, pumpkin and whole oat groats

Like most vegetarians, I wasn’t raised chomping on kale and quinoa. I grew up in a somewhat traditional midwestern kitchen, where meat was a staple and rarely seen without pasta, dumplings, breads, or potatoes of some variety. As a child I would only eat corn or cauliflower for vegetables…everything green was absolutely off limits. I would painstakingly pick out all…