November 3rd, 2009

Vegan Shrimp Dumplings

Someone in veganpeople requested my dumpling recipe, so here it is :) All of these ingredients except for the brocolli sprouts can be brought at Asian groceries. 

2-3 tablespoons each of chopped:

Brocolli sprouts
green onions
snowpea sprouts

1 teaspoon umami seasoning

a few drops of sesame oil

Fried garlic flakes to taste [you can buy these pre-fried to avoid the hassle of crushing/frying the garlic yourself]

1 package vegan shrimp [made of soy protein and tapioca starch, i think] 

1 package dumpling skins


Simply add everything except the skins to a bowl and let it sit for half an hour to absorb the flavour. Add 1 vegan shrimp and a pinch of the chopped veggies to each dumpling skin and fold to your liking, sealing with water. Boil, steam or fry. Be careful of the cooking time because cooking the vegan shrimps too long makes them tough.

Delicious served on a bed of brown rice and baby salad leaves. 

Let me know if you like them!
hungry panda

Chinese Winter Squash

hi all! ive been following for a while, but this is my first post!

yesterday my mother in law [who doesnt cook] brought over these 2 chinese winter squash from her friends garden...i have never heard of nor eaten it before, so im wondering if anyone here has, and if so what it tastes like/how it is best prepared! :]

http://www.pbase.com/selvin/image/36274202
[if you click that link, thats what they look like and they are HUGE! i mean like length of a watermelon and about as big around as a honey-dew!]

thanks in advance for any advice!