I was craving these the other day, but I haven't had any good lettuce wraps anywhere since I went vegan. I decided to create some of my own with flavors I remember from my pre-vegan days. I wanted a rich, sweet bbq-type sauce. I think I've created that in this application. If you're feeding more than two people, I suggest doubling the recipe. I also think this would be phenomenal over rice. If you do decide to serve it over rice, double the cooking sauce so it's a little saucier. Also, try mushrooms instead of tofu if you want.
Living in Vegas means I spend the summers perpetually hot. I feel hot as soon as I step out of the house and it takes me a long while to cool back down completely once I return. When it's this hot, even my vehicle doesn't fully cool down. Because of this heat, the last thing I want to do is eat something effin' hot.
This noodle salad is deliciously satisfying, and it's chilled! Plus, if you make it the night before, it's a wonderful lunch, or dinner the following night. I usually make this an hour or two ahead and I'm always pleased with the results.
P.S. I cheat on this bad boy and use bottled sauce, but you can certainly use your own sesame vinaigrette recipe if you have one. Go on with your bad self!
I find myself craving Chinese food regularly, but between the MSG and the difficulty knowing what on the menu is actually vegan (darn fish sauce), I usually go without. I decided to make these potstickers, and, since I had a bunch of the filling left, I thought I'd turn it into a fried rice.
This turned out better than anything I've eaten. It was absolute, delicious perfection. I served this with the potstickers, and it was an effin' grubfest. I am also taking this rice to my next potluck. I'm sure it'll be a hit.
In my opinion, you judge the quality of a Chinese restaurant by their pot sticker (or Japanese by their gyoza). They're kind of a big deal. There's something wonderful about the fresh, hot dough, soft from steam, with the savory, hot, kinda crunchy filling, and the saltiness of the gyoza sauce. They're complete effin' packages of wonderful.
From what I understand, they should have 14 pleats. If I accomplished half of that, I did well. Either way, these are worth the little bit of time.
Hi, I'm Apryl, a sassy artist-type who also happens to be the mommy in this 3-piece (soon to be 4-piece) band. My husband, Sean, and I are both foodies with food & beverage backgrounds.