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Farewell Vegan Mofo: Smothered Cabbage and Tofu/Korean Radish and Green Beans

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

 

It has been such a blast doing Vegan Month of Food again this year! I love vegans, plant based eaters/supporters, animal loves and omnivores alike. I suppose I love everybody. What I desire is to show as people as I am able that being vegan isn’t cardboard and sawdust tasting. It is my desire to educate as many as I can, as well as remind as many as I can from all over the world of some of their veggie roots.

I have been deeply touched by those who reached out to me and humbled at how difficult this entire process of composing recipes considering that I don’t measure anything. I basically eyeball and dump how ever much I believe she go into the dish. With that being said, I offer two recipes that can be used as banchan or side dishes.

The first dish is simply Smothered Cabbage and Tofu.

 

 

 

I took from my Cajun roots and simply smothered cabbage with baked tofu that’s seasoned with onions, garlic, ginger, and black pepper. Smothering is basically cooking an ingredient in it’s juices. Cajuns tend to do a lot of smothering basically Koreans do the same thing in a faster amount of time simply because their cuts of meat are cut smaller as well as there’s high heat involved in stone pots.

The second dish is Korean Radish and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

This is just a simple sauté of Korean radish and green beans seasoned with red bell peppers and gochujang. Both recipes also have been kissed by soy sauce or tamari and sesame oil.

 

 

Farewell Vegan Mofo: Smothered Cabbage and Tofu/Korean Radish and Green Beans

Ingredients

    Smothered Cabbage and Tofu
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small cabbage, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-inch piece ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Korean Radish and Green Beans
  • 1 small Korean radish, peeled and thinly sliced into squares
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang (red pepper paste)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

    Smothered Cabbage and Tofu
    Tofu
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Drain and rinse tofu. Slice tofu into 1/4-inch pieces then into squares.
  3. Place tofu onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip halfway through the baking process. Set aside.
  5. Cabbage
  6. Heat pot to medium-high.
  7. Wash cabbage. Cut in half and cut out core. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  8. Place cabbage into the pot with water, onions, garlic, ginger and black pepper.
  9. Cook until cabbage becomes limp or about 15 minutes.
  10. Add soy sauce or tamari, sesame oil, and tofu. Cook 5 minutes more.
  11. Serve.
  12. Korean Radish and Green Beans
  13. Wash, peel and slice Korean radish 1/4-inch square pieces.
  14. Place radish into pot with water, green beans, gochujang, and diced red pepper.
  15. Sauté for 10 minutes.
  16. Add soy sauce or tamari and sesame oil continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  17. Serve.
http://www.beyondnfinity.com/farewell-vegan-mofo/

 

Vegan Mofo #12 Korean Baked Tofu with Spicy Sauce

Wonderful Side Dish

This Korean dish is usually pan-fried or steamed tofu topped with a lovely spicy sauce. I chose to bake it to lessen the amount of oil used.

Tofu or dubu as the Koreans call it is quite popular in Korea. It is used in many dishes all over Korea. When I shop at my local Korean market – Woo Sung Oriental Food Mart – sometimes they have already in house prepared containers of this dish that i snatch up right away. Yum!!!

 

 

Vegan Mofo #12 Korean Baked Tofu with Spicy Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 package of water packed tofu
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons of agave
  • 2 teaspoons red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon jalepeno, diced
  • 1 green onion or scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

    Tofu (Dubu)
  1. Drain and remove tofu from packaging.
  2. Slice into 10 pieces or slabs.
  3. Place on a lightly oiled baking pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Spicy Sauce
  6. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, agave, diced red bell pepper, diced, jalepeno, green onion, and sesame seeds to a bowl.
  7. Mix.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Presentation
  10. Once tofu is ready, place five pieces of tofu one slightly over the other onto a plate.
  11. Spoon on some of the spicy sauce over top.
  12. Serve with rice.
http://www.beyondnfinity.com/korean-baked-tofu-with-spicy-sauce/