cooking w cat // vegan thai lettuce bowls

song of the day // redbone – childish gambino


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if you thought i only ate instant noodles and velveeta macaroni – you were wrong.

i haven’t slept for the past 3 days, as my nights have been fueled by thai food and red bull.

but i make my own thai food.

i am an innovator.


you can see my insomniac self coming through, so let’s just get onto the recipe before I end up sounding like drunk Putin.


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1 head lettuce

2 packs asian sesame sauce

1 jar of Hoisin sauce

1 tsp chopped ginger

2 ounces  boca beef (fake beef)

2 carrots

1 head purple lettuce

1 leak or asian onion thing, I forget the name

1 jar water chestnuts


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step 1 //

mince onion into 1/4 inch cylinders, chop carrots and purple lettuce into thin strips, and separate lettuce from stem to form bowls.


step 2 //

place 12′ skillet on medium-high heat with 2 tsp of olive oil. Place boca beef into skillet and sear for 5-10 minutes. Use spatula to stir and evenly cook beef.


step 3 //

in a small mixing bowl, add asian sesame sauce and half of the diced onions. Mix well.


step 4 //

layer about 2 pieces of lettuce to form a bowl. Add chopped purple lettuce, carrots, and residue of lettuce head.


step 5 //

when boca beef has reached a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, strain of excess oil and fat.


once strained, place beef back into skillet, and add hoisin sauce, water chestnuts, and ginger. Mix well for 2-3 minutes.


step 6 //

place hoisin beef into lettuce bowls, and drizzle sesame sauce carefully on top.


step 7 //

plate dish, adding a dollop of Sriracha onto plate. Serve with water or milk to tone down spiciness.


cooking w cat will be posted mon-fri // 7-8 pm // EST/ST time.


stay groovy //

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