Salads & Dressings
Kale with Sesame Dressing

Kale with Sesame Dressing

Use your favorite variety of kale for this salad. Even chopped collards or mustard greens can be substituted. The key to the salad is massaging the greens with the dressing. This helps to break down the coarse veins in the leaves and takes away the bitter “raw”...

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Pickled Lotus Root

Pickled Lotus Root

It is not uncommon to slice open a lotus root and find that it is dirty inside. To clean, place lotus root slices in a bowl of cool water. Swish them around for a few seconds, then allow them to sit undisturbed. The lotus root slices will float to the top and the dirt...

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Miso Asparagus Salad

Miso Asparagus Salad

Since the asparagus is raw, you’ll want to use the freshest spears possible. Avoid asparagus with overly thick stalks, as these tend to be tough. For best results, make this salad when asparagus is in season. Prep Time: 15 minutesMakes 4–6 servings 1 lb (500 g) fresh...

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Vegan Kimchi

Vegan Kimchi

Kimchi is another one of those tasty dishes that often contains dried seafood. If that isn’t your thing, here’s a version you can make at home. The best part? It’s relatively instant gratification: it can be ready in less than an hour. Prep Time: 45 minutesMakes about...

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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

A nice bowl of this delicious hummus is a crowd pleaser—as long as the crowd knows it’s not a bowl of wasabi! Set aside a few of the whole cooked edamame beans for a garnish. Placing those on top of the finished dish along with a splash of sesame oil helps to make the...

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Chili Daikon

Chili Daikon

Crisp, peppery daikon is a perfect match for fiery chilies. Try adding a smear or two of Chili Daikon to sushi instead of wasabi paste. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about ½ cup (125 ml) One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled5–8 fresh red chilies Use a chopstick to...

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Basic Furikake Seasoning

Basic Furikake Seasoning

Furikake is a seasoning for steamed rice. It also adds variety to seasoned sushi rice. Try any of the variations over sushi rice, on plain tofu or on salads. Furikake also makes a fantastic seasoning for french fries. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes ½ cup (125 g) One 4 x...

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Sorghum Soy Aioli

Sorghum Soy Aioli

If you enjoy the flavor of a sweetened soy sauce, this sweet and salty mayonnaise will quickly become a new favorite. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about 1 cup (250 ml) 1 cup (250 ml) mayonnaise2 teaspoons minced garlic3 teaspoons sorghum syrup2 teaspoons soy saucePinch...

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Sesame Soy Mustard

Sesame Soy Mustard

This spicy condiment loses its punch after one day, so prepare just enough to use in one sitting. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons dry mustard powder3 tablespoons water2 teaspoons soy sauce1 teaspoon dark sesame oil Stir all ingredients together....

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