Wontons (or dumplings) have been a firm favourite of mine for a very long time, and I have many a happy memory attached to them. Cheap nights of dumplings and wine with friends were a firm fixture of my early 20s, and whilst the dumplings then might not have been of the highest quality, we didn’t mind (that may have been due to the equally cheap wine!). I’ve also been lucky enough to eat dumplings in various parts of China, both when visiting my parents (they lived there in my early 20s for a few years) and on a study tour in my final year of uni.
This recipe was inspired by a crunchy noodle salad B and I had whilst at Golden Plains festival again this year. I had eaten it on a previous visit to the festival but there was something about it this time that really grabbed us both, cementing its place as our favourite meal of the festival (which is no mean feat, there’s some amazing food there!). When I got home I decided I needed to try my hand at making something similar, and I’m pretty chuffed with the results!
If you’ve been around these parts for any length of time then you’d know colourful salads are up there on my favourite food list, and this is no exception! Not only is it colourful, it’s also full of delicious flavours (and a bit of a spice kick!) from the tofu marinade, all supported by tasty, hearty soba noodles. What more could you want from a salad!?
For some reason I don’t seem to share many breakfast recipes, despite the fact breakfast is possibly my favourite meal of the day! I’m going to rectify that today with this recipe for tofu scramble. It’s super easy to whip up, very delicious and you can add any vegetables you have lying around! I went with capsicum and silverbeet this time (I have so much silverbeet growing at home I’m using it in everything at the moment!) but tomato, red onion, coriander, and kale all work spectacularly as well!