These saucy noodles will bring a fiery kick to your spring menu and show that delicious plant-based eating can spill over into different cuisines of the world. Dandelion greens or tender spring spinach are good stand-ins for watercress. Place the bottle of chili sauce on the table for anyone who wants to really bring the heat.
Watercress is an often-overlooked early season leafy green that packs a powerful nutrient punch, including notable amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, and beta carotene.
As opposed to regular pasta, Asian-style noodles, such as rice and soba, should be rinsed after cooking to remove excess starch that can cause them to clump and taste pasty.
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
Grate tofu over large holes of box grater.
In large skillet over medium, heat oil. Add mushrooms and heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add spring onion whites, garlic, ginger, and chili sauce to pan; heat for 30 seconds. Add crumbled tofu and cook for 5 minutes. Add broth, tamari or soy sauce, and sugar; bring to a simmer.
In small bowl, mix cornstarch with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) water and add to pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in reserved noodles and watercress; heat for 1 minute.
Divide among serving bowls and serve topped with onion greens, cilantro, and sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges.
This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.
Two fall stalwarts—rutabaga and Swiss chard—team up to bring seasonal flavour to these baked savoury cakes. A topping of velvety cashew cream adds a little extra spark. Rutabaga burgers, anyone? You can also prepare these cakes burger-style in a skillet. Simply form rutabaga and chard mixture into burger-sized patties and cook in greased skillet over medium-high, until golden brown on both sides.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out when it comes to your typical morning repast, consider pivoting to this bowl of nutrition and quintessential fall flavours. It might just be the cozy sweater of the breakfast world. If you need extra energy to power your day, you can scatter on some crunchy granola. The sweet potato mixture can be made a day or two in advance and reheated in the microwave before serving. Pick of the crops For sautéing purposes, you want to use pears that keep their shape when heated. Bosc and Anjou are two good options. Fuji, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Empire are excellent apple choices for heating in the skillet, as they won’t turn too mushy.
A plant-based spinoff of shepherd’s pie makes an ideal use for those surplus starches. Flavour-rich shiitake mushrooms and saucy lentils meet creamy potatoes in a protein-filled and satisfying comfort meal packed with nutrition and perfect for any cool-weather dinner. Mash it up Do you have other kinds of leftover mash on hand? Any mash befits the top of this comfort food. Try substituting potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes or yams. For lower carb options, try celeriac or cauliflower mash!