Gluten-Free Vegan Japanese Curry

Gluten-Free Vegan Japanese Curry

This Gluten-Free Vegan Japanese Curry is an easy, healthy homemade version of a well-loved classic. Japanese Curry is normally made using shop-bought stock cubes (kind of like gravy), and it’s sweeter, thicker and milder than an Indian curry. The stock cubes usually contain flour (as a thickening agent), and sometimes contain dairy products or meatRead more

Vegan Edamame Pesto with Soba Noodles (GF)

Vegan Edamame Pesto with Soba Noodles (GF)

This Vegan Edamame Pesto is so easy to make and pairs beautifully with soba noodles to make a delicious salad absolutely brimming with plant-based goodness! My recipe for this Vegan Edamame Pesto was featured in the UK national newspaper The Guardian as it was one of the winning entries to their pesto recipe competition. You can read the article here.Read more

Salted Caramel Adzuki Bean Brownies (Vegan + GF)

Salted Caramel Adzuki Bean Brownies (Vegan + GF)

About a year ago, inspired by my Gluten-Free Vegan Deep-Dish Cookie made with chickpeas, I made these Salted Caramel Adzuki Bean Brownies for the first time. I recently re-made them, and realised that there were a few steps and ingredients in the old recipe that weren’t completely necessary, so I’ve decided to republish a new andRead more

Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

Kinako Latte (Vegan + GF)

This 3-ingredient Kinako Latte is a great alternative to hot chocolate as it’s rich and comforting without being too sweet, and a fab caffeine-free option if you’re tired of herbal tea.  Kinako, which means “yellow flour” in Japanese, is roasted soybean flour (so it’s gluten-free), and is widely used in Japanese cuisine.  Kinako is traditionally used inRead more

Kitsune Soba Tofu Buckwheat Noodle Soup (Vegan + GF)

Kitsune Soba Tofu Buckwheat Noodle Soup (Vegan + GF)

After arriving in Japan, I was so excited about having access to so many fresh, authentic ingredients, and the first thing I decided to make with them was this Kitsune Soba.  What better way to warm up on a chilly winter’s day than with a hot bowl of noodles?  Plus this Kitsune Soba is quick and easyRead more

Scrambled Teriyaki Tofu Onigirazu (Vegan + GF)

Scrambled Teriyaki Tofu Onigirazu (Vegan + GF)

A cross between an onigiri and a sandwich, this Scrambled Teriyaki Tofu Onigirazu is easy to make and so much fun to eat! Onigiri are balls of rice stuffed with a savoury filling, shaped into a triangular shape and covered in nori seaweed. They are sold widely in supermarkets, convenience stores and even vending machines inRead more

Vegan Black Sesame Shortbread

Vegan Black Sesame Shortbread

I absolutely love this Vegan Black Sesame Shortbread – it’s the perfect balance of sweet and salty, whilst being simultaneously crisp and melt-in-your-mouth buttery. I’ve been wanting to make a dairy-free shortbread for a while. I don’t like to use things like vegan butter or lactose-free spreads, as they’re not easily accessible for everyone and not particularlyRead more

Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes (Vegan + GF)

These Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecakes are vividly colourful, perfectly sweet and surprisingly healthy! I absolutely love purple sweet potatoes, and have previously used them for lots of different desserts, including ice cream, mochi, milkshakes, and sticky rice cakes. I adore their natural sweetness, almost perfume-like flavour, and of course their beautiful colour! They’re also really,Read more

Vegan Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu (GF)

Vegan Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu (GF)

This Vegan Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu is intensely savoury, comforting and warming, and super easy to make!  This is an adapted version of a Chinese dish originating from China’s Sichuan province, which consists of mincemeat and soft tofu cooked in a very spicy chilli sauce with fermented black beans.The dish is also very popular in Japan, where it has beenRead more

Creamy Vegan Miso Pasta Sauce (GF)

Creamy Vegan Miso Pasta Sauce (GF)

After experimenting with various ways to make a Creamy Vegan Miso Pasta Sauce, I’m so happy to have finally come up with this delicious 4-ingredient sauce. It’s made with white miso, mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine – you can substitute with any sweetener), unsweetened almond milk (you can substitute for another kind of milk eg. soy milk, but I findRead more

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Miso Seaweed Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any Japanese meal – it’s salty-sweet, delicious and super healthy!  My Japanese mother has actually been making this dish for decades, but I decided to post the recipe for this Miso Seaweed Salad on my blog after reading what Madeleine Shaw had to say about seaweed: “I love seaweedRead more

Purple Sweet Potato Sticky Rice Cakes (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Sticky Rice Cakes (Vegan + GF)

These Purple Sweet Potato Sticky Rice Cakes are slightly inspired by a traditional Japanese sweet called Sakura Mochi. I created this recipe in collaboration with the wonderful company Thai Taste who very kindly provided me with the products for this post.  Sakura Mochi are balls of sweet sticky rice, which is dyed pink and filled with a sweetRead more