Sweet & Sour Veggie Bites - 1 Guiding Stars
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These dumplings are a wonderful vegan main course that eats similarly to classic sweet and sour meatballs. Serve them with a heaping pile of steamed veggies and brown rice for a well-rounded and scrumptious meal.



  • 36 oz. firm tofu, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 8 scallions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1½ cups mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ cup water chestnuts, diced


  • 1½ cups orange juice
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In large bowl, mix all dumpling ingredients. Shape into 2 dozen 2″ balls and place on oiled or cooking sprayed baking sheet. Bake until golden and firm (45-50 minutes).
  3. When dumplings are 10-15 minutes from being finished, combine all the sauce ingredients except cornstarch and cold water in a saucepan. Bring to boil.
  4. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water. Slowly stir into boiling sauce and simmer until thick and clear (3-4 minutes). Pour over dumplings and serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 265; Total Fat 11g (14% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 615mg (27% DV); Total Carbohydrate 20g (7% DV); Dietary Fiber 3g (11% DV); Total Sugars 9g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 21g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 20% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin C 70% DV; Vitamin K 35% DV; Pantothenate 20% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/sweet-sour-veggie-bites/
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