The Most Tender Dolls


  • 1 bunch of kale or bok choy
  • 5 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Dried tomatoes or vegan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: breadcrumbs


  1. Prepare the Potatoes and Greens:
    • Start by boiling a large pot of salted water.
    • Peel the potatoes, slice them into rounds, and cook them in the boiling water until they are soft and easily pierced with a fork. This usually takes 10-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the slices. Drain the potatoes when done.
  2. Prepare the Kale or Bok Choy:
    • While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the kale or bok choy.
    • Wash and trim the leaves, then blanch them in the same boiling water for a few seconds, just enough to soften them. You may need to do this in batches.
    • Carefully remove the leaves from the boiling water and pat them dry with a kitchen towel.
  3. Make the Mashed Potatoes:
    • Mash the boiled potatoes in a bowl.
    • Add minced garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, and black pepper to taste. Add salt if needed and adjust the seasoning to your preference. Mix well.
  4. Assemble the Stuffed Greens:
    • Take a blanched kale or bok choy leaf, and cut out the tough stem if necessary.
    • Lay half a leaf flat on your work surface.
    • Place a spoonful of the mashed potatoes in the center of the leaf.
    • Add 1-2 pieces of dried tomatoes or sprinkle grated vegan cheese on top of the potatoes.
  5. Roll the Stuffed Greens:
    • Fold the sides of the leaf over the filling.
    • Roll up the leaf from the bottom to create a stuffed roll, similar to a classic cabbage roll.
  6. Bake (Optional):
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
    • Grease a baking sheet and arrange the stuffed kale or bok choy rolls on it. If desired, you can sprinkle breadcrumbs on top for added texture.
    • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the rolls are heated through and the tops are slightly crispy.
  7. Serve:
    • Plate the stuffed greens and enjoy your delicious vegan stuffed kale or bok choy rolls with mashed potatoes!