Asian food recipes include some of my favorite Thai foods only they have been turned into vegan Thai recipes.
There is something very special about the flavors that go into Thai sauces!
And these Asian food recipes can easily be turned into a meal for your non-vegan friends as well.
Tempeh recipes can help open up the door to making balanced vegan entrees for vegans.
Tempeh has a better protein profile than non-fermented soy protein products which makes it a great meat replacement for Asian food recipes.
Pad Thai Ingredients:
Pad Thai Sauce:
I love Pad Thai and this dish could easily be made into the non-vegan version by adding in a some egg or poultry.
Thai Green Curry Ingredients:
Stir fry vegetables in oil and put aside. Then saute green curry paste in 1 tsp. of oil for a few seconds.
Add in water, sugar, salt, and coconut milk to paste - bring to a boil to thicken. Stir in basil leaves and vegetables - cook for a few minutes.
Use a mortar and pestle or blender to make a paste with these ingredients.
Green Curry Paste Ingredients:
Tempeh is a fermented soybean patty that actually originates from Indonesia. And sometimes tempeh is made from a combination of soybeans and grains like rice.
Tempeh is a healthier option than tofu for your Asian food recipes because soybeans that go through a fermentation process will have more nutrition to offer the human body.
Basically, there are two types of tempeh - fresh or pre-packaged tempeh. Fresh will likely be unpasteurized (good luck finding this one) and pre-packaged will most likely be pasteurized.
The pre-packaged tempeh is ready to eat and easy to find at health food stores. However, both types should be cooked to make tempeh palatable.
Tempeh makes a great meat replacement for vegan stir frys, stews, pasta, and Asian food recipes.
Make sure you buy organic tempeh for your tempeh recipes and vegan entrees. Look for organic tempeh made in the USA and the many different flavored tempeh as well.