To bake sourdough bread, you need a sourdough starter (basically a natural form of levain, or the yeast in baking if you will). If you are making the starter from scratch, I suggest you make the starter at least a week before you intend to bake any bread to make it active.
When it’s tough to buy noodles to your liking with a sauce that is plant-based and tasty….you start making at home! This is a staple Japanese / Chinese fusion dish that is commonly seen in the summer in most ramen stands in Japan. I love it all year round though!
I bake a lot of sourdough bread at home. A good hearty soup packed with lentils is my go-to when I want a simple way to eat lots of goodness with a loaf of bread. I do no-oil for myself, but for those gourmet folks, I have added how you can make it even better with some olive oil and veg broth. To blend it, I use an immersion blender (hand blender).
This gyoza has been a staple for when we have non-plant-based guests. With the added salting of vegetables, you can be sure you will have a flavor-packed, delicious gyoza that’s great with beer, ramen, or on its own!
This simple gyoza has been a staple for when we have non-plant-based guests. Great with beer, ramen, or on its own!
As I was trying to perfect the Carbonara recipe, I also created this Pancetta recipe (mostly for lack of vegan bacon options in Japan). It sounds odd to use Kuruma-fu (a kind of Japanese wheat gluten), but it actually works well!