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Friday, October 23rd | 6:00pm-7:00pm | Plant-Based Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)

Friday, October 23rd | 6:00pm-7:00pm | Plant-Based Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)


Japanese cuisine, although utilizing ingredients like fish and eggs, has a deep-rooted history of plant-based cooking in the Buddhist temples. In this class students will learn how to make two different kinds of gyoza cooked two ways and a simple ponzu or dipping sauce.

Please note: This class utilizes soy and gluten containing ingredients, however you can make these gyoza allergen friendly at home.

Ingredients Needed:
- 4 oz firm or extra firm tofu
- ¾ cup napa cabbage
- 5 shitake mushrooms
- ¾ cup baby bella mushrooms
- 1 bottle Tamari (alternatively, liquid aminos or soy sauce)
- 2 ½ tsp mirin
- 2 tsp sake (optional)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 medium to large Japanese sweet potato (or regular sweet potato)
- ¼ cup tahini
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- Lime zest
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- Cooking oil
- Water
- Salt
- 48 plant-based dumpling wrappers (use rice flour dumpling wrappers for gluten free)

Equipment Needed:
- 2 Frying pans
- Tongs
- 1 large pot
- Slotted spoon
- Knife
- Cutting board
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 small bowl
- 1 cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Plate and chopsticks to enjoy!

This class is appropriate for ages 16+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes are sent out by 5pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

About the teacher:
Ali is the founder and owner of Spirit and Abundance, a company that seeks to help people connect and cultivate joy, mindfulness, and gratitude in a plant-based kitchen. She is a graduate from The Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Baking and Pastry, and The School of Hotel Administration from Cornell University. During her time at Cornell, she studied Zen Buddhism and that sparked her interest and passion in veganism, mindfulness, and meditation.

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