"Chicken" and dumplings for a home-style meal on Meatless Monday

Categories: Vegetarian

When you're making a big meal for guests -- whether or not they normally eat meat -- you can't go wrong with comfort food. This mock chicken-and-dumplings dish features fluffy dumplings floating in a savory stew with your choice of chicken-meat replacement.

See also:
- Country skillet potpie (vegan-style) for a hearty meal on Meatless Monday
- Shepherd's pie with tempeh satisfies on Meatless Monday
- Homemade mock chicken stock for a kitchen staple on Meatless Monday

You will need:

4 tablespoons vegan butter (Earth Balance is our favorite)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 1/2 cups flour (plus more for your cutting board/kneading surface)
4 cups vegetable stock (this mock chicken stock will make a stew that blows your mind)
2 cups water
2 stalks celery
4 small carrots
1/2 small green cabbage
2 medium potatoes
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons tarragon
3/4 teaspoon thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
8 ounces chicken replacement (we used Quorn, which contains egg whites; vegan purists might want to opt for Gardein or a chicken-like seitan)
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Tabasco sauce to taste

1. Start by prepping all these veggies. Peel and chop the carrots.

Wash and chop the celery (including the tops).

Scrub the potatoes and cut into small cubes.

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