Monday, 11 October 2010

Family Potato Dumplings...VEGAN STYLE!

I have recently decided something...I was absolutely meant to be vegan because the only signature family dish on my mother's side of my family was so easily veganized that our entire family couldn't tell the difference between the vegan and non-vegan version. You see, every year (sometimes twice a year) my maternal grandmother makes a dish labelled 'potato dumplings' for our family to stuff our faces with. Even though it is called potato dumplings it is actually potato dumplings mixed with fried cabbage. Doesn't that sound delicious? I haven't been around for potato dumpling fest for a long time now since I am usually away at university when it occurs, but having graduated I was there this time. The only thing standing in the way of this dish being vegan is one pesky egg in the dumplings. My grandmother, being the thoughtful lady that she is, decided to just try making the dumplings without the egg. Considering that it is only one egg in a batter to make about a zillion dumplings, how much could it really do. It turns out that the dumplings turned out exactly the same!!! And they are absolutely delicious. I couldn't give you the recipe right now...I don't know it. Once I learn how to do it, I will try to share it with you all.
Delicious potato dumplings with salt, pepper, and melty Earth Balance covering the top. This is the 'traditional' way to serve them!
Since this post can't be all about potato dumplings, here is a bit more. I got so excited about the presence of pumpkins at the farmer's market that I cooked up three of them. One of the products of all that cooked pumpkin was pumpkin bran muffins from Vegan Brunch.
Pumpkin Bran Muffin made with whole wheat pastry flour. Bran + whole wheat flour = fibre joy!
Last weekend I went to a haunted house with my brothers and some of their friends. It was supposed to be super scary, but I just can't get over the fact that it isn't real. The fact that they couldn't touch us didn't help the case either. Here's a photo of my brother with one of the characters:
Nate told this guy that his breath smells. 
Well, that's all for now. As soon as I get something else cooking I will be sure to post about it. Just thinking about the possibilities is making me hungry!


  1. lol about what Nate said,

    AND YUM. muffins. can't go wrong with those!

    -Amy :)

  2. Some do not agree but I feel that potatoes are a very healthy food containing generous amounts of potassium. A lady wrote a book on treating depression naturally and says that people should eat a potato before going to sleep.