As I’m sure you know by now, my culinary emphasis is on Asian cuisine. I like to cook healthfully and utilize the freshest ingredients (when possible). More and more I am seeing dietary restricted people. Whether it be allergies, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, diabetic or something else. As a chef, I take these restrictions very seriously and have spent a lot of time this year making sure I can prepare a dish, no matter what the case may be. If you follow my Youtube, I have made a great effort to share with you a variety of dishes to meet your needs. Here is an example of a gluten-free preparation (you can find on my Youtube). These turned out to be delicious. I will continue to expand my repertoire of these kinds of foods for those who want and/or need it.
Here is a new one I think you will like! Enjoy!
Definition: Tofu is made from soybeans, water and a coagulant, or curdling agent. It is high in protein and calcium and well known for its ability to absorb new flavors through spices and marinades. Due to its chameleon-like qualities and nutritional value, tofu, a staple of Asian cuisines for hundreds of years, has recently become popular in Western vegetarian cooking. So popular, in fact, that it is celebrated with its own annual festival and has almost become synonymous with vegetarianism itself. Look for tofu in the produce section of your regular grocery store.
Types of tofu: There are two main kinds of tofu, silken or soft tofu, and firm or regular tofu. When cooking with firm tofu, you will usually want to drain and press the tofu first, and some recipes will tell you to freeze and thaw your tofu.
Please check out this new recipe I posted on Youtube using tofu.
How To Make Stir Fry Beef With Home Garden String Beans:
I have many other recipes on my Youtube using tofu. I hope you enjoy.
By popular demand….advanced sushi!
Check out this recipe utilizing green tea. A follow up to my post about the health benefits of it. Refreshing!
A great and refreshing spring/summer recipe!
An easy and delicious side dish!
I was looking on-line to see what some of the most requested Chinese recipes are. This one was in the top 10, and one of my (and the kids) favorites too!
These dumplings are one of the “lucky” foods served during Chinese New Year – the crescent-shaped dumplings with pleated edges are thought to resemble ancient Chinese money. In northern China, families have jiaozi-making parties on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
Definately a simple and tasty dish to make!
I had the opportunity to do another cooking segment on Fox News – WJBK. Today I prepared all vegetarian dishes for their “Meatless Monday” segment. Below is a link to see the video. The recipes are also listed on their website.