All posts tagged: bok choy

Roasted Bok Choy & Tofu Dumplings

Oh dumplings, never change… This was only my third or fourth attempt at making dumplings (mandu if you’re in Korea) and it does get easier to get them all together but with endless possibilities for flavor, its hard to choose what to use. You need something that will make a little heft for a nice bite.  If you’re not a meat eater, I would suggest the tofu like I used here. glass noodles or more vegetables (cabbage, onions, something sturdy). The trick is the filling to dumpling wrapper ratio…it will be everything. You’re not a machine, you can’t fill up your dumpling like a store bought one unless you are really, really talented. So don’t beat yourself up if it takes a bit to figure out the ratio. Practice, fail, keep trying. That’s the way to do it. You could also just make a little half circle dumpling. There’s no shame in that shape and I’ve done it myself. They’re great for frying, actually. But, I made these in the shape of dumpling that’s good for …

Whole Wheat Orzo + Roasted Vegetables

  This is a perfect Meatless Monday dinner. There are tons of vegetables, some healthy carbs and a bit of protein. But, I would also say that this would taste great as a side dish. It’s a star or a supporting actor. Your choice! Ingredients: 1 cup of whole wheat orzo 1 cup of mushrooms ( used Korean oyster mushrooms ) 1/2 a head of cauliflower cut up in pieces 4 bunches of baby bok choy 2-3 green onions, cut in half 2 sprigs of rosemary 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar salt + pepper to taste extra virgin olive oil for taste handful of slivered almonds Directions: 1. Place your cauliflower and mushrooms on one baking tray and your bok choy (whole) on another baking tray. |If you have a big enough tray/oven just do it on one.|  Coat with some olive oil, salt + pepper and fresh rosemary, chopped. In a 375 degree oven, roast for 25-30 minutes until everything is nicely browned. 2. Meanwhile, in a small pan, put your balsamic vinegar over a low …