On Monday, Nelsy and the kids had the day off for Columbus Day. Nels and Hayden went to get some groceries and to pick up a couple of ingredients to make pot stickers. We had a bunch of cabbage from our CSA box and some ground pork from our meat box and basically needed some won ton wrappers to complete the meal. He just happened to read the label (honestly this might be one of those things that I would not have thought about looking at) and sees that propylene glycol (also found in break fluid and antifreeze) was in the ingredient list. OK, so the FDA considers it "generally recognized as safe" for consumption but really? Must we have all this creepy stuff in our food? Yuck.
When they returned from the store Nelsy dug out our Blue Ginger cookbook by Ming Tsai and found a simple recipe for the dough that contains 3 ingredients. One of them is water. Of course making the dough added some steps to the process but we all agreed that they tasted way better and we liked them better than the ones we get from our Chinese take out place (admittedly this is not saying a whole lot). It was a day off, he started on them a little early (time for the dough to rise) and wrangled a cute little helper to assist (not me, Phoebe).
Food Network which seems to be the same recipe as our cookbook but the book called for four cups of cabbage and the website says two so....I'd go with four. Or as close to four as you can. So click the link and get cookin! And for Pete's sake read your labels!