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.
Vegan Sushi: Vegan Sushi Rolls & Bowls Recipes

Vegan Sushi: Vegan Sushi Rolls & Bowls Recipes

Do you think making vegan sushi is impossible? Think again! This Board will have you so jazzed about vegan sushi, everything from vegan sushi rolls with yummy ingredients like panko-crusted sweet potatoes, miso-glazed tofu, steamed asparagus and creamy avocado. And if you’re not into sushi rolls, I also cover how to make a vegan sushi bowl as well as a vegan tuna tower!

Vegan Miso Ramen Noodle Bowls

Vegan Miso Ramen Noodle Bowls

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 Sweet Potato Sushi Roll

Vegan Sweet Potato Sushi Roll

Looking for the best sushi rolls for beginners? Try starting with this vegan sweet potato sushi roll!

Vegan Unagi Rolls with Miso Glazed Eggplant

Vegan Unagi Rolls with Miso Glazed Eggplant

This Vegan Sushi Recipe: Unagi Rolls with Miso Glazed Eggplant is a great way to get your vegan sushi fix at home!

What is Curry?

What is Curry?

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.

Summer Fresh Ramen Noodle Salad

Summer Fresh Ramen Noodle Salad

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

Vegan Sushi: Tuna Tower with Avocado

Vegan Sushi: Tuna Tower with Avocado

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.

Miso Glazed Tofu

Miso Glazed Tofu

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.

Veggie-Loaded Easy Vegan Ramen Soup

Veggie-Loaded Easy Vegan Ramen Soup

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.

Miso Glazed Delicata Squash

Miso Glazed Delicata Squash

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!