This easy but delicious vegetable stock recipe is a great alternative to premade vegetable stocks. This one is made with shitake mushrooms, Korean radish or mu, and a little bit of umami from kelp.
Kong-guksu or Korean thin noodles in soy milk soup is a delicious and refreshing way to cool off in the hot summertime. But making soy milk takes a long time and lots of work to make. So the dish is usually consumed outside of the home. This recipe is a hack to quickly and easily make a dish almost as good as what you would buy in the markets. This recipe can be made in about thirty minutes.
I know that Impossible burgers are not the healthiest things in the world but sometimes I need to satisfy that burger craving. When I found out that Impossible ground beef is now sold in retail stores I wanted to try cooking my own.
I am sure that at some time, you have heard the phrase “around here chili does not have beans” My usual response is that’s why I live where I do. After all, to make the best chili, you must use beans.
Nopales or in English young tender pads of the Prickly Pear cactus. They are tasty and reported to have several health benefits. These include stabilizing blood sugar and are have anti-inflammatory effects. Nopales are also high in fiber, antioxidants, and carotenoids and help with hangovers. To read more about the health benefits, check out this article by the Mayo Clinic.
These vegan biscuits are super tender and have a nice crumb. They are not flaky; perhaps I will take on that challenge another time.
After spending time in the Middle East and enjoying street food falafel wraps, I had to learn how to make my own homemade falafel. But I am not calling this a traditional falafel recipe, but it was developed after reading many traditional recipes. My version is made with only dry chickpeas. In some places they use fava beans or a mixture of chickpeas and fava beans. Since it’s easier for most people to find chickpeas, and I want this to be an easy falafel recipe, I went with just chickpeas. This may not be the world’s best falafel, but I really like it, and it’s gout-friendly and accidentally vegan.
For the most part, soy products are safe for people with gout. Notice I said, for the most part, some gout sufferers do report that soy causes flare ups. So if you, not one of the people that soy is a problem, tofu can be a great source of complete protein. But it does have an image problem. Mostly it’s soft and tasteless. This recipe will show you have to take on the soft tissue. With a few simple steps and you will be able to make extra crispy tofu.
Twice cooked pork is one of my favorite Sichuan Chinese dishes. It’s a salty, spicy, and fatty perfect food to eat while drinking beer. But the combination is also perfect for a gout attack. Beer is still off the menu, but this twice-cooked seitan is very gout friendly.
This gout friendly/vegan recipe has tofu, cauliflower, sugar snap peas served in a spicy and tangy sauce. It’s perfect for serving over rice (assuming the hoarders have not bought all of it where you live).
Mongolian chicken and Mongolian beef are two dishes that I love. With the new diet, they are not on the menu. This gout friendly version is delicious and simpler than my other versions.
Sloppy Joes were one of the first things my brother and I learned how to cook. For me, sloppy Joes are comfort food. But the traditional way of making them with ground beef is not very gout friendly. To make this a gout friendly recipe, the ground beef is replaced with Textured Vegetable Protein or TVP.
Vegan / Gout Friendly recipe for stroganoff using Beyond Meat instead of ground beef.
This simple gout friendly burger can be cooked indoors or on the grill.
I love a good burger! After changing my diet to help control my gout, it is one of the things that has been really hard to do without. But ground beef from unknown cuts of the animal is very dangerous for gout suffers. So for this recipe, we will substitute portobello mushrooms. To compensate for the lack of mayo and cheese, we will load it up with smashed avocado.
This simple recipe for dal makhani using the Instant Pot is a gout friendly source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients like folic acid, iron, and magnesium. But more important than that, this recipe is delicious.
Dak galbi is a Korean spicy stir fry using chicken and lots of vegetables. This version uses seitan instead of chicken. It also uses some veggies not normally associated with Korean cooking.
While I enjoy matar paneer (peas and cheese), I have cut way back on how much cheese I consume. This is definitely helping my waistline. So in this recipe, we will replace the cheese with super firm tofu.
This gravy would be good on your biscuits or your mashed potatoes. To be honest, I would be good at just about anything. Heck, I have an old pair of work boots that could be good with this gravy on them.
Bibimbap is a great way to use up leftover banchan (Korean side dishes). Or a quick meal after making a bunch of banchan for the week. This version will use some seasoned spinach banchan (Sigeumchi-namul) in my last recipe and some that we will make for the dish. Gosari 고사리 is also really good in bibimbap.
No veggie dish is mandatory; it’s really up to you what to put. The combinations are endless. Have fun and experiment.
This simple Korean side dish (Sigeumchi-namul) made with fresh spinach and seasoned with Korean fermented bean paste (Doenjang) is great with spicy foods or kimbap.