Vegan Bang Bang Tofu

I usually only go shopping twice a week so it’s nice when I can find recipes that don’t need as many perishable items. To me, this recipe counts as one of those.

The tofu does get some texture from getting cooked in the oven but the star of this dish is the sauce ! The vegan mayo, sriracha (which I went for the maximum recommended amount) and rice vinegar creates a creamy, spicy sauce that has just a little tang to it. The green onions might seem optional but they add a nice sharp flavor and an extra texture to the dish. Oh the recipe never gives specific cuts for the tofu so I just cut mine into roughly 3/4-in. cubes.

This recipe came from This Savory Vegan, you can find the recipe here.

I was not paid in any form to promote this recipe or their website.

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Garlicky Tempeh Noodles

This is a favorite of my family to enjoy during the summer.

This recipe is great freshly made but also just eating it cold the next day. I love the tender udon, the texture from the cooked broccoli slaw and the seared small cubes of tempeh and the flavor from the sauce. I don’t know where my family got this recipe from and I think legally I can only share the ingredients so:

  • Ingredients
    • 5 oz. dried udon or rice noodles
    • 8 oz. tempeh
    • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 cup mirin
    • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar (I used golden light 100% blue agave)
    • 5 green onions
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil, divided
    • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
    • 1 (12-oz.) bag broccoli slaw
    • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

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Corn and black bean salad

This is such an easy side dish to put together !

All you need are 2 small red onions (chopped), 4 cans of black beans (rinsed and drained), 2 cans of whole kernel corn (drained) and a 16 oz. bottle of balsamic vinaigrette. Combine those ingredients in a large mixing bowl and while you can serve it right away, it’s even better served chilled ! You can also easily make this a main meal by mixing in some seitan. I like cooking up 3 (8 oz. each) packages of Sweet Earth’s Traditional seitan strips and chopping them up into bite-size pieces and mixing it in with the other ingredients.

This recipe me and my mom made was inspired by a chicken black salad but they wanted less corn, beans, and red onion and also wanted actual chicken meat and they wanted Italian dressing.

I was not paid in any form to promote Sweet Earth.

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Cajun Tempeh Po’ Boy

I love a good sandwich so when I came across this recipe I wanted to try it out and see if it could become a new favorite.

I was hoping it would be spicy (there’s two teaspoons of cayenne that go into the seasoning) but I suppose between the bread and toppings, any heat goes away. This was still a flavorful dish though ! Messy (needed a paper towel or two) but delicious. I didn’t have pickles on the po’ boy in these pictures but my mom tried her po’ boy with dill pickles and loved the acidity and crunch that they added to the sandwich.

This recipe came from the cookbook “The Spicy Plant-Based Cookbook”.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote this cookbook.

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BBQ Oven-Baked Ribs

I love the idea of going low and slow on a grill/smoker to get a beautiful rack of ribs but I also love the idea of not getting sunburned and possibly ending up with heatstroke from staying outside in this hot a** weather that we’ve been having lately so when I came across this recipe for ribs that gets cooked in an oven I jumped at it ! When all was said and done, this was the end result:

The ribs are nice and tender and the glaze is sweet but not so sweet that you feel like you’re eating candy. There was still a decent amount of barbecue sauce leftover so I just dipped the meat back into the extra sauce and it only made it better. If you don’t want to cook up some ribs outside or simply can’t afford to have a grill/smoker due to space or cost, this is a recipe worth making !

This recipe came from delish. Click here for the recipe.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote delish.

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