All posts tagged: garlic

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 …

Roasted Tomato Soup

Nothing could be easier to make on a cold, cold winter’s night. If you have a few fingers, an oven and a blender, you will have this flavorful soup in under an hour. It took me longer, of course, because I have the world’s tiniest oven.But it was worth it. This is not your Campbell’s soup. It’s chunky and packed with delicious smells of garlic and rosemary. I’m going to keep this short because, its reflective of the soup. 😀