Cooking can be a chore, especially after a long day of work or play. Here’s my go-to method of quick and easy vegan dinner.

What you need (in this example): makes 2 servings

  • Non-stick pan with a lid
  • OliveOil (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Turmeric (1/2 teaspoon)
  • BlackPepper (a dash)
  • SeaSalt (1/8 teaspoon)
  • Onion (1/2 big sweet onion)
  • Broccoli (1 good size stalk)
  • BakedTofu (1/2 package)
  • WhiteWine (2 tablespoons)
  • LemonPonzu* (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Plain cooked rice** (1 cup)

Here’s how:

  1. Prepare veggies and tofu by cutting them into bite sizes.
  2. Put oliveOil, turmeric, blackPepper, and salt in the pan, turn on the stove to medium heat.
  3. Add the prepared veggies in the pan, add wine, place the lid, and cook (panSteam) for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add baked tofu, stir lightly, put the lid back on, and panSteam for another 10 minutes or so on slightly lower medium heat.
  5. Add LemonPonzu to taste, stir, turn off the stove, and put the lid back on until you’re ready to serve.
  6. Serve next to plain cooked rice, and enjoy eating!

The whole thing will take about 30~40 minutes.

* LemonPonzu: I make lemon ponzu. It’s made of fresh lemon juice, mirin (Japanese sweet cooking sake), and soysauce in 1:1:1 ratio. I keep it in a jar in the fridge. It’s a wonder seasoning for any vegetable, and well worth the effort to keep this available in the fridge at all time.

** I have a rice cooker. Rice (even white rice) is the best source of carbohydrate, and I eat it almost everyday. But even if you don’t, I highly recommend having one. Rice goes well with tomato sauce, too, instead of pasta!

There you have it! If you’re new to (vegan) cooking, I hope you try this.

Thanks for reading.

Happy cooking & eating!!!