January 25, 2012

No-Chicken & Dumplings

Here is the dinner recipe from last night - a delicious, stick-to-you-ribs meal.  Perfect comfort food for cold winter nights.

No-Chicken & Dumplings

Prep Time: 10 min    
Cook Time: 25 min
Yield: 4 Servings

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  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 -3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 ¼ cup Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas 


1. Heat 3 tbsp veggie broth over medium heat. Add vegetables and bay leaf and cook 5 min, stirring frequently (put top on pot of the broth keeps evaporating).

2. Add poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Add flour the pan and cook 2 min.

3. Stir in broth and bring to a boil (if you don’t have quite enough broth, use water).

4. Place Bisquick into a bowl and add water and parsley. Stir until combined and drop tablespoons of the dough into the pot, spacing the dumplings evenly (*note - make smaller dumplings if you prefer a less doughy texture). Cover pot tightly and reduce heat to medium low.

5. Steam dumplings for 10 min. Then remove cover and stir to thicken the sauce.

6. Stir in peas. Remove from heat and serve!

We also made these yummy little no-bake cookies.  Instead of using a ton of butter and sugar, these little gems contain only whole foods, no refined sugar, and taste AMAZING.  Plus, they're made in about 5 minutes.  

Fast No-Bake Cookies

Makes about 8 cookies

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup 
  • 1/3 cup almond milk 
  • ¼ cup cocoa 
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 ½ cup oats 
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, optional

1. Put maple syrup, almond milk, and cocoa into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 2-3 min, stirring frequently.

2. Add the peanut butter and stir until incorporated.

3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, oats, and walnuts (if using).

4. Stir well, the form into small cookies and let them firm up on wax paper.

Quick, healthy, yummy.


  1. Those balls look delish!

  2. They are so yummy. But a little sticky....Ann prefers non-sticky balls.

  3. I made the No-Chicken & Dumplings for Mike and me. Verdict: WONDERFUL! EASY! DELICIOUS!
    The only thing I would change is to make the dumplings about 1/4 the size the recipe specifies. It is simply a texture thing....Their taste was wonderful, but as they swell up a fair amount in the broth, I found them a bit too doughy.

  4. So glad you both liked it Lesley!! Yes, you're right - the dumplings are definitely doughy because Ann and I both preferred them that way. But I will note on the recipe that you can make them smaller if you want a more "authentic" dumpling texture. :)

  5. OMG! These cookies are FANTASTIC!!!! I have been following your blog since last Thursday and am veganizing my family, thanks to you and Ann! Keep up the great posts and recipes. We are so appreciative of your efforts :)

  6. WOW so glad to hear that Tara - keep up the good work and best of luck during the transition! Your comment brought tears to my eyes and smile to my face! We're working hard to make the blog better and better each day - at first, we were just amusing ourselves. But with people like you reading, it gives me so much motivation to help as much as I can. Please let us know when you have any questions, or if there is anything you want us to blog about in particular!! Thanks for commenting!

  7. Made the No Chicken and Dumplings for dinner tonight and it turned out great! I'm pretty sure this will make regular appearances on our dinner table. :)