Ramen noodle bowls are all the rage these days and they’re very easy to adapt to a vegan diet. Miso paste is the key to this simple plant-based meal. It makes this mushroom ramen broth savory, sweet, tangy and salty. I also like to add sautéed shiitake mushrooms, chewy al dente rice noodles and mustardy bok choy to my bowl.
Vegan Recipes and Vegan Cooking Tips
Japanese Vegan Recipes
Check out my vegan Japanese recipes! Explore vegan sushi ideas and how to make every dish sing with miso paste – a staple in Japanese cooking. These are just a few of the Japanese recipe ideas shared in this section of my blog:
- Vegan Sushi. When I transitioned to a plant-based diet, the idea of giving up sushi was a hard one. But, vegan sushi is a force to be reckoned with. Keep vegan sushi colorful with strawberry and avocados, punctuated with the flavor of fresh basil. Or, warm it up with roasted sweet potato and asparagus vegan sushi with hints of fresh mint.
- Miso Soup. Think that this one is a given? It’s not. Miso soup is often made using fermented bonito (skipjack tuna fish shavings), putting it squarely in a non-vegan category. Something to look out for when you order it out. But if you make it at home just using miso paste, you’ve got a vegan-friendly, comforting vegan appetizer in your hands.
- Soba Noodles. “Soba” is the Japanese word for “buckwheat” which is the flour used to create the noodled used in a variety of hot and cold Japanese dishes. Topping these with fresh veggies and an Asian vinaigrette is a win in both the vegan and gluten-free categories. Or, get extra special by topping them with miso-glazed mushroom scallops with steamed asparagus, like I did here.
Looking for the best sushi rolls for beginners? Try starting with this vegan sweet potato sushi roll!
Are you confused about curry? If you are, you’re not alone. Plenty of people ask the question – what is curry exactly? Curry recipes are popular throughout the world, but you’ll most often see Indian curry and Thai curry populating your Instagram feed. So, let’s take a crack at answering the question: what is curry and see if we can’t inspire you with some easy, healthy curry recipes along the way.
Add this to your list of summer recipes! This Asian-inspired ramen noodle salad is so fresh! Nutrition rich forbidden rice ramen noodles serve as the base for this ramen noodle salad. This ramen recipe is complemented with red peppers, green edamame and bright mango and topped with a tangy Asian salad dressing, fresh mint and zesty lime! #ramennoodlerecipes #ramennoodlesalad #Asiansalad #coldnoodlesalad
Did you think you’d have to give up sushi to go vegan? You were right! I promise you won’t miss it though. Not with this vegan sushi tuna tower recipe. This dish is every bit as satisfying as the original, using tomatoes in place of the tuna. Sushi rice, avocado, sesame seeds and crushed pistachios make this homemade vegan sushi tuna tower better than any rolls you’d find at your local sushi joint.
This Baked Tofu with a Miso Glaze recipe will make you a vegan faster that you can say “Meatless Monday.” Plant-based newbies are often wondering how to cook tofu and this easy, tasty recipe is a great way to introduce it. Crispy tofu bites are baked in the oven and then broiled with a homemade miso marinade rendering them sticky, sweet, salty and oh.so.delicious.
This easy vegan miso ramen soup will have you trading in your takeout for homemade ramen any day of the week! A rich miso broth, paired colorful vegetables and chewy al dente ramen rice noodles make this ramen soup the ultimate in vegan comfort food.
If you haven’t tried delicata squash, this recipe is for you! This roasted delicata squash goes to the next level with a miso glaze finish, resulting in a sweet, salty and crispy treat. Eat it on its own, or add it to salads or soups for a complete vegan dinner!
Miso is an incredible tool in any vegan chef’s toolbox. It’s super flavorful and boasts some serious health benefits. It also makes for an easy vegan soup recipe – perfect for lunch time when you want to eat healthy, but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen! This vegan soup recipe comes together in no time and offers up a cold-busting, warm, savory solution to your lunch time.