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All Hail Kale. All Hail Kale.

Today I am featuring a Kale and Tofu Wonton.  I made these Vegan Style. So glad you joined me today, because it is Virtual Vegan Potluck Day. This is the Second Virtual Vegan Potluck and I was lucky enough to participate once again. Check out my 1st. Virtual Vegan Potluck Post. While I am not Vegan, my friend Annie over at An Unrefined Vegan who organizes the Potluck allows non-vegan bloggers to join in on the fun as long as they respect the Vegan lifestyle and post a recipe that follows the Vegan guidelines. So my contribution to the Potluck is an appetizer to stimulate your appetite.

Please enjoy a hearty bite of Kale and Tofu Wonton. 

Here’s the recipe for the Kale and Tofu Wontons, just in case you want to make these little appetizers for your next Potluck.

Kale and Tofu Wonton 2 Ways:


  • 1 Bunch of Kale Torn from the Stem
  • 1 Block of Tofu
  • 1/3 Cup of Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • Wonton Wrappers (See recipe below to make your own Vegan Wontons)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • Vegetable Marinara Sauce for Dipping


  • In a large pot of salted water boil the kale until tender, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer the kale to a colander. When cool squeeze out excess water and finely chop. In a medium bowl, mash together the kale, the tofu block, the nutritional yeast, and the garlic.  Season with salt and pepper.
  • Assemble ravioli, by arranging wonton wrappers on a sprayed cookie sheet. Fill each wrapper with about 1 tsp of  mix.
  • Wet fingers and run along two sides of the wrapper. Fold over and seal. Spray completed ravioli with cooking spray and Bake on 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Take a mini muffin tin, spray with cooking spray and then line the tin with a wonton wrapper
  • fill with about 1 tsp of mix
  • Lightly spray cooking spray on filled wontons and bake on 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with a side of vegetable marinara sauce.
  • Makes about 18-24 wontons depending on how thin you roll out the dough.

Here’s the recipe to make your own Vegan Wontons.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water cornstarch, as needed
  • Sift together flour and salt in a bowl. Slowly stir in warm water, dough will be very stiff
  • Knead dough on floured surface until smooth, about 15 minutes. Cover with towel and let stand for 20 minutes
  • Roll about 1/2 the dough out, as thin as you can
  • then Repeat for other 1/2 dough
* This was a bit harder than I expected. Rolling out the dough was hard work and I tried to go as thin as possible. For the sake of getting a good picture I do have to admit that I used the best wontons for the above photos. I had quite a few funky shaped ones that tasted good, but were a bit embarrassing in thickness and shape.

Okay, back to the Pot Luck. Here’s how the Potluck works. You need to start at the beginning and work your way through the meal. I will have instructions and a link down below that will guide you through the Potluck, but since your here I thought maybe you could check out the blogger that precedes me and that follows me in the Potluck.

So the blogger that precedes me is The Little Green House from Australia. Just click on the Go Back Link Button Below, but Please come back so you can go forward…

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Thanks for coming back. Now the blogger that follows me is The Vegan Kat from the USA. Just click on the Go Forward link button below, and again Please come back to enjoy the rest of my post!
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Okay now I can complete my post with you and then get you on your way through the rest of the Pot Luck. The Potluck is HUGE this second time around. This Potluck is eight courses with over 103 Bloggers participating. So there is so much fun to be had, and some serious foods that need some attention. I am on the lookout for some great Vegan Dinner ideas.

Now I want to share my love of Kale with you. I really do Love Kale. I picked up this necklace at Vegan Cuts and I wear almost everyday. Can you believe that there are people out there in this great big world that have NEVER tried Kale? I know it’s ridiculous. Kale Rules!

So I had to post this picture, I know it’s cheesy, but little things like this amuse me. I Felt like I was just Nominated for Kale Queen, and how could I not share that with you? 

I had a bunch of kale left over after making the wontons so I made some tasty little Kale chips as a snack.

Kale Chips Cooking Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to about 375*
  • Tear the leaves off the thick stems into bite size pieces. Spread out on cookie sheets.
  • Drizzle with about 2 tsp of olive oil
  • Sprinkle with seasonings of choice. Plus a sprinkle of salt. I used nutritional yeast and garlic powder
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until edges are brown and kale is crispy

Again, Kale Rules!

The Virtual Vegan Potluck is a favorite day of mine, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and took away some amazing recipes and maybe a few new blogs to follow, and I’d like to extend a special thanks to all the Vegan’s out there, I really appreciate your lifestyle and life choices and I strive everyday to make ethical choices and to guide myself down the path to a plant-based lifestyle. I also hope you got a good chuckle out of my Kale Queen picture.

So as promised here is the Link to the Start of the Potluck. Our host is Vegan Bloggers Unite. Please enjoy, and…

Thanks For Coming

Well I’m off to enjoy some Potluck dishes, I might jump forward to the desserts, I have a sweet tooth, and I am craving sweets.

Check Ya Later.

I’d like to encourage you to comment on the bloggers that participated in the Potluck, we all would really appreciate your comments. Thanks Foodie Friends.

Potluck Question of the Day: What is your favorite dish to EAT at a Potluck? -or- What is your favorite dish to BRING to a Potluck? -or- What did you think of MY Kale and Tofu Wontons?

Kale Queen…I like it. I like it alot! Stay Healthy Potluckers.

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Welcome the Virtual Vegan Potluck Post. Today is a great day to find New Blogs and find some Amazing Vegan Recipes.

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So a few weeks back on An Unrefined Vegan’s Blog she posted this amazing idea for hosting an Eight Course Virtual Vegan Potluck, as soon as I read it I knew I had to join in. I am not Vegan, but the Potluck was open to all bloggers as long as they followed the Vegan guidelines while preparing their recipe for the Potluck. I truly appreciate being included.

This sign-up list just kept getting bigger and bigger every day. I know I am really excited to read all the posts for the Potluck, I love to look at other people’s blogs and their style of writing posts and how they post recipes, I think it really helps me become a better blogger and a healthier eater.

My first thought was to contribute with a Cocktail. I love preparing a good cocktail and Vodka is my drink of choice. Plus I wanted to leave the Vegan Recipes to the Experts. I am so excited about all the new recipes that will be available through this potluck. Makes me hungry just thinking about all the Luscious Vegan Recipes.

I wanted to make a drink that was light fresh and tart so here’s what I came up with.

Please Enjoy My Cocktail

Vodka Ginger Cherry Zinger 

Grab your favorite Vodka. If you have a drink shaker grab that as well.

Grab your juices and some frozen blackberries.

Cheribundi is a fabulous juice, there are 50 cherries in each drink with an-abundance of antioxidants and nutrients.

In the shaker I added two ice cubes and all the ingredients.

Now shake, shake, shake.

Add the frozen blackberries into the glass and pour the drink from the shaker into the glass.

Realized I needed more blackberries as I started to pour, so I stopped and added a few more and then continued to pour the drink into the glass.

I just love the vibrant red from the cherry juice and the deep dark red from the blackberries. I am always attracted to foods by their color.

Salute! Here’s to a wonderful Virtual Vegan Potluck.

Vodka Ginger Cherry Zinger Recipe

Makes One Drink

  • 1 Shot Vegan Friendly Vodka such as Absolut
  • 2/3 Cup Ginger Cherry Juice
  • Frozen Blackberries
  • Splash of Lime
  • Ice Cubes

Directions: Place frozen blackberries in your glass, then add all ingredients into a shaker bottle along with the ice cubes, and shake, shake, shake. Pour into your garnished blackberry glass and enjoy this tart, refreshing cocktail.

So glad I participated in the Virtual Vegan Potluck, I had so much fun finding other bloggers and I look forward to trying some new Vegan Recipes.

Now to see the course that precedes me, please click on the Go Back button below, but please come back here so I can take you through the rest of the Potluck.  You have to read this bloggers journey. His name is Jason and he blogs over at  Watch Me Lose 150 Pounds. His story is inspiring.

Thanks for coming back, now to see the post that follows mine, please click on the Go Forward button below, and again please come back for my closing remarks on the Potluck. I think you will really enjoy Reading Rachel’s journey becoming vegan, I know I did, she blogs over at Former Fish Taco Fanatic. 

Hey there! So glad you came back. I know you want to see the entire Virtual Vegan Potluck so please follow this Link to see all the Amazing Bloggers and their contribution to the Potluck.

Also I would like to add one side note, I Always Drink Responsibly, I certainly hope that you do too.

Thank-you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my portion of the Potluck.

Check Ya Later.

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