I am a 29 year old American guy living in China, I have been vegan for 13 years, but others have usually cooked for me. I find myself living in China and cooking for myself, and I want to prepare whole food plant based meals, with minimal processed sugar and oils.
In my part of China, local fresh produce is abundant, yams, tubers, sweet potatos, karrots, daikon, greens, brocoli, tomatoes, egg plant, garlic, onions potatos, etc. are all available, along with lots of whole grains, which are in the pictures below, that as far as I can tell include at least brown rice, and millet.
I have a rice cooker, a hot plate with a wok, and I am thinking about buying a crock pot for making beans.
My problem is, I have all of these fresh ingredients around, but I don't know how to prepare them into delicious food, especially without using a lot of oils, fats, and sugar.
Basically the one dish I can make is marinated tofu stir fry, and that gets old really fast.
What kind of sauces can I buy/make in China that are vegan, and don't have too much oil?
Help me make some delicious dishes, that fit my diet please, and give me recommendations for cookware.
Obviously foods that can be prepared quickly and conveniently is a plus, but I know It will take some time to make good food.
I am thinking about this cast iron skillet skillet
and this slow cooker for beans crock pot
But I don't read Chinese well and don't know much about cooking so I wonder if they're any good
any other taobao.com recommendations would be appreciated