Weekday Vegetarian: 45 Recipes for Chinese New Year

weekday vegetarian mushroom dumplings photo

All Photos by Kelly Rossiter

In our family, Chinese meals are a pretty frequent occurrence, but lots of people only know it only through take-out or visits to their local Chinese restaurant. You don't have to find Chinese cooking daunting, especially as most grocery stores carry many of the ingredients that were previously difficult to come by. I still like to venture down to Chinatown in Toronto, but now I can get most of the things I need in my own neighbourhood.Because this is such a large list of recipes, I have included some meat recipes, which you can make on the weekend. However, most of these recipes, such as pot stickers and spring rolls can easily be made without meat.

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit. From all accounts this is an auspicious sign, and perhaps signals a good year to come.

weekday vegetarian spring rolls photo

Dim Sum

Sweet Potato Dumplings
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls (Cha Gio)
Steamed Pork Buns
Pot Stickers with Pork
Steamed Chinese Pork Buns
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
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Mushroom Dumplings in Vegetable Broth
Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup
Spring Vegetable and Noodle Soup
Five Spice Soup
Hot and Sour Mushroom and Cabbage Soup
Hot and Sour Soup
Asian Egg Drop Soup
Spinach Egg Drop Soup
Chinese Noodle Soup
weekday vegetarian hoisin tofu photo


Hoisin Mustard Tofu
Vegetarian Chinese Dan Dan Noodles with Tofu
Tofu and Wild Mushrooms
Vegetarian Kung Pao
Braised Tofu
Peng's Homestyle Bean Curd
Mushroom Tofu Stew
Black Bean Tofu
Gingered Kale and Tofu
weekday vegetarian mustard green tofu photo

Noodle Dishes

Noodles with Mushrooms and Baby Greens
Stir Fried Noodles with Crispy Chicken
weekday vegetarian gingered kale photo

Vegetable Dishes

Braised Squash with Black Bean Sauce and Bok Choy
Very Spicy Asian Vegetable Salad
Stir Fried Wild Mushrooms with Oyster Sauce
Szechuan Green Beans
Eggplant with Chili and Spring Onion
Spicy Sichuan Eggplant
Stir Fried Amaranth with Garlic
weekday vegetarian soy chicken photo

Meat Dishes

Dan Dan Noodles with Meat
Chinese Chicken Wings
General Tso's Chicken (or Tofu)
Crispy Tofu with Shiitakes and Chorizo
Stir Fried Pork with Green Peppers
Fragrant Crispy Duck
Chinese Stir Fry
weekday vegetarian plum sauce photo


Stock Your Pantry: Chinese Cooking
Hangover Helper
Chinese Marinade
Fortune Cookies
Chinese Plum Sauce

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