Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad (Gluten-Free)

This recipe was inspired by California Pizza Kitchen’s Chinese Chicken Salad. I made it gluten-free and eliminated the chicken, but if you eat chicken, you can add a barbecued chicken on top and make it a main dish. When you chop an entire napa cabbage, it may seem like a lot, but once you add […]

Szechuan Green Beans and Tofu

I felt like I needed some protein and some spiciness today, so I created this simple Chinese dish for my supper. You can also make it without tofu or use other protein, such as chicken, beef or shrimp. Ingredients: 1/2 block tofu (7.5 oz or 200 g) (I used organic sprouted tofu) 12  oz (350 […]

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

This is a vegetarian version of Chinese hot and sour soup. It warms you up on a cold day! Ingredients: 1 tsp sesami oil 1/2 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks 5 oz (140 g) bamboo shoots (8 oz can), sliced 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups filtered water 3 Tbsp brown […]

Baby Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir Fry

This is a very light, low-calorie, low-GI dish that is perfect for a weeknight supper. I suggest going to an Asian market to buy mushrooms. They have many different varieties and the prices are much less than those at regular grocery stores. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp tamari 1 Tbsp gluten-free oyster sauce or tamari 2 Tbsp […]

Vegetarian Mapo Tofu

Mapo tofu served at Chinese restaurants always contains ground meat, so I came up with this vegan version. The taste is not exactly the same, but it is still a good dish. I suggest serving it with cooked quinoa or brown rice. Ingredients: 5 dried shiitake mushrooms 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 tsp ginger, minced […]

Baked Tofu and Bok Choy

This is a very simple Chinese dish that doesn’t require many ingredients. You can add other vegetables such as mushrooms and bamboo shoots as well. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ginger, minsed 1 clove garlic, minced 6 cups baby bok choy, bottom part removed 1/2 carrot, julienned 7 oz baked organic tofu, sliced 1/2 […]