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Victor’s Taiwanese Cabbage and Mushrooms

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Victor's Taiwanese Cabbage and Mushrooms
These vegetable side dishes were shared by my Couchsurfer friend, Victor, and are a staple in Taiwanese cuisine. Eat them alone with rice for a vegan option, or put an egg on it for extra protein and deliciousness!
Taiwanese vegan rice bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Taiwanese Cabbage
Taiwanese Mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Taiwanese Cabbage
Taiwanese Mushrooms
Taiwanese vegan rice bowl
Instructions
Taiwanese Cabbage
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large pan to high heat. Throw in the halved garlic cloves and sautée until they are brown in colour, but not burnt (about 1-2 minutes)
  2. Add in your chilli and minced garlic and sautée for 2 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Toss in your cabbage and mix together. Sprinkle with salt to help the cabbage cook down. Cook until wilted, but still crunchy (about 3 minutes). Serve with rice.
Taiwanese Mushrooms
  1. Marinade your mushrooms in the alcohol for about 5-10 minutes. This step is optional, but it will give your mushrooms a sweeter taste.
  2. Toast your ginger on medium heat for about 2 minutes, then add the sesame oil and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Once the ginger is tender, add in your mushrooms and sautée until cooked through (about 5-7 minutes).
  4. Season with salt to taste, and serve with rice.
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Maple parmesan green beans

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Maple parmesan green beans
An original and quick way to eat your green beans. The sweet maple syrup combined with the salty parmesan is unexpected and delicious.
Maple parmasan green beans
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Maple parmasan green beans
Instructions
  1. Prepare your green beans by washing and cutting off the ends.
  2. Bring a medium-large pot of water to a boil. When bubbling, throw in your beans and cook until tender but still crisp (about 4 minutes).
  3. Transfer to serving bowl and toss with maple syrup. Grate parmesan cheese overtop and serve immediately.
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Pan-roasted potatoes

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Pan-roasted potatoes
Who needs an oven to achieve delicious roast potatoes? These spuds can be made anywhere, even in a hostel with sparse cooking supplies. Throw in some yams to take this dish to the next level!
xmas Pan roasted potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
xmas Pan roasted potatoes
Instructions
  1. Scrub your potatoes clean and chop into bite-sized chunks. Separate and peel your garlic cloves.
  2. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a non-stick pan. Once hot, add potato chunks, cut side down, as well as garlic cloves. Cook for 10 minutes, turning potatoes and garlic cloves occasionally so that they colour on all sides.
  3. Add rosemary and 1/2 cup of water to the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until water has evaporated and spuds are tender.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Best eaten with gravy poured over!
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Scrumptious stove top stuffing

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Scrumptious stove top stuffing
Bread stuffing is always the star of the side dishes at Christmas. Make extra because people will always battle each other for seconds!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt your butter in the pan and throw in your celery, onion and garlic and sautée on medium heat until onions are translucent. Add herbes de provence, salt and pepper and lower the heat, cooking for 5-7 more minutes.
  2. While your onions and celery are sautéeing, rip your baguette into small cubes and place in a bowl. Once your sautéed mixture is done, pour it over the bread and add broth little by little. The texture should be moist, but not soupy.
  3. Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil or vegan butter in the same pan on medium-high heat. Transfer your stuffing to the pan and cook until golden brown (4-5 minutes). Flip like a pancake to toast the other side.
  4. Break up your stuffing in the pan with a wooden spoon. You should have crispy parts and gooier moist parts - the perfect stuffing texture. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl and devour with gravy.
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