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Like previous years, Mr. Piggy and I don’t go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Especially today, where Ah Lo has piano make up lesson and Mr. Piggy has to resolve some tax issues with Dai Bee’s schools. So I just simple heart-shaped dumplings for dinner. IMG_1527IMG_1521IMG_1523

To all the lucky ones out there who found true love – Happy Valentine’s Day.IMG_1530


Our meatless Monday night – vegetarian dumplings (with tofu, chives, corn, carrots, wood ear as stuffings). The boys helped me wrap them last night which made this a quick and easy meal.

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Had some middle school friends over today and cooked up a storm. There’s always endless topics to talk about with this group of friends. So when we go out, we always get kicked out before we can all share our stories. That’s why we decided to have it in one of our homes so we can talk/laugh without anyone constantly coming over asking if we wanted anything else. *wink* IMG_8695

It was supposed to be potluck, but somehow I did most of the cooking. One friend brought small pot of tofu soup, one brought drinks, one brought fruits, and my sister brought chicken wings and garlic enoki mushrooms.

For me, I made some rose dumplings, mini mango tart, egg leaf salad, japchae and green onion pancakes. My friends have been wanting to try my homemade bread, so it’s right there on the table! Since it’s an Asian themed brunch, I made name cards using each person’s chinese name.

gatheringfood Happy for the company, grateful for the memories, and glad everyone left with their tummies satisfied.

Meatless Monday tonight calls for a hearty and flavorful dumpling recipe filled with diced five spice tofu, chives, carrots, black ear fungus and jicama (for the crunch). Pan fried, just couldn’t get any better than this.Untitled

Making dumplings for boys’ lunches over the weekend. I normally make a big batch and freeze them. These are great for last minute lunches. Adding some chives to the filling, and not quite sure how the boys’ reaction. We shall wait and see.


Enjoying some down time today, I decided to make dumplings. Not just making dumplings, but also attempted to make a tutorial for it. Wow, I have to give credit for those who make video tutorials for anything. It takes a lot of work! I don’t cook well with recipes, so getting this video instruction is quite difficult. I’m sure I missed a few steps in between. If you are looking for how to make dumplings, this will give you an idea. I’m sure there are better instructions out there if you want to learn step by step. This is for fun, so please try not to critique my video/editing skills.

With approximately 2lbs of chicken thigh meat (minced), a quarter of a cabbage, 5-6 black mushrooms and a handful of “cloud ear” (雲耳), I used 1-1/2 bags of wrappers. This should give me a better idea of how much to buy for the next time.

Ah Lo normally doesn’t eat mushrooms. Every time when I make dumplings, I would split the filling into half (half with and half without mushrooms). This time, I just did one batch. The great news is that he ate all of them, and said they were delicious!