Buddha's Menu

enlightenment begins in the kitchen...starting with plant based food

Apr 26

Sticky Rice Mango Roll

Sticky Rice Mango Roll

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Not so long ago The Hub’s mother took a trip to Thailand and rode through the jungle on majestic, yet gentle Asian elephants. Along her journey, she happened upon locals selling hand crafted wares. As a souvenior and gift, she bought me a lovely convexed plate made from mango wood. I have been wanting to use it, but also wanted to incorporate something from Thai cuisine to serve on it.

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Apr 18

Carrot Nest Salad in Orange Blossom Water

Carrot Nest Salad in Orange Blossom Water

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This nested carrot salad has been in the queue since October. At the time, given the season and its transition into fall, it didn’t seem right to post it then. Pumpkins, squashes and all things autumn were more befitting. 

But now that it’s springtime, I think it’s the perfect time, don’t you agree? Especially with flowers a-blooming, birds a-chirping and nesting hatchlings, I think this nested…

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Mar 17

Cilantro Rice

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I don’t know if this happens anywhere else in the world, but on St. Patrick’s Day, if you don’t wear something green, you get pinched! Maybe it’s just a silly game that children in the States made up, but over the years, it’s become a tradition. 

Folklore has it that Leprechauns only pinched those they could see. But apparently, anyone wearing green was spared of this painful pinching because…

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Feb 26

Baja “Fish” Tacos

Baja “Fish” Tacos

Baja "Fish" Tacos

I’ve made tacos with crumbled tofu and have considered using textured soy protein, but I’ve never entertained using anything else as the primary filling substitute…until last week that is. 

You see, The Hubs and I went out for a bite at this relatively new vegan joint in our hood. There was a huge selection of items to choose from. It was rather overwhelming but we managed to narrow it down to a…

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Feb 16
News Feed Alert: Plastic Noodles Amongst the RealI begin this post with a bit of a news reel and offer words of caution about a recent product I…View Post

News Feed Alert: Plastic Noodles Amongst the Real

I begin this post with a bit of a news reel and offer words of caution about a recent product I…

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Feb 15
Chocolate Candy“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
~ Charles M. Schulz
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Chocolate Candy

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
~ Charles M. Schulz

Esp…

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Jan 20

Blood Orange Spinach Salad

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Jan 14
Lentil Pea SoupOver the holidays, The Hubs and I went out for a little dinner. Nothing fancy as we now go for…View Post

Lentil Pea Soup

Over the holidays, The Hubs and I went out for a little dinner. Nothing fancy as we now go for…

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Jan 1
Stuffed Pasilla Chili with a Spicy Adobo SauceHappy 2014! I hope everyone had a safe and celebratory New Year’s Eve. As we begin the new year,…View Post

Stuffed Pasilla Chili with a Spicy Adobo Sauce

Happy 2014! I hope everyone had a safe and celebratory New Year’s Eve. As we begin the new year,…

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Dec 25
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!It’s Christmas Day! Merry Christmas, everyone! Wishing you all a joyous holiday full of love,…View Post

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

It’s Christmas Day! Merry Christmas, everyone! Wishing you all a joyous holiday full of love,…

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