Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tempeh with Potatoes and Cabbage or Farewell VeganMoFo

Tempeh with Potatoes and Cabbage (1,000 Vegan Recipes) and Berry Smoothie (by Parker)

If there is one vegetable Rob and I don't reach for often, it is cabbage.  I don't know why, but we rarely buy it and when it comes in a CSA share, I leave it until I have to make something with it.  The one exception is sauerkraut.  We love sauerkraut and Rob has been known to eat it straight from the jar.  Sauerkraut is what saved me from making a mistake and overlooking this recipe from 1,000 Vegan Recipes forever.  I had a package of tempeh in the back of the refrigerator that was dangerously close to going into the compost bin when I decided to open 1,000 Vegan Recipes to see if any of the tempeh recipes spoke to me.  I don't know why I even looked at Tempeh with Potatoes and Cabbage because it doesn't really sound super appealing and I had no cabbage.  I looked anyway and I am so glad I did!  I, obviously, used Robin's sauerkraut option she mentions at the beginning of the recipe so I can't vouch for plain ole cabbage, but I might buy some just to try it out.  This dish is that good.  She says it is "stick-to-your ribs cold-weather comfort food" and she is right.  It is also one of those meals my family was talking about days after.  It is oh so easy and I served it over whole wheat pasta just because, but I think it would be great by itself or over brown rice or quinoa.  Vegan sour cream is an optional ingredient and I just happened to have a bit also in the back of the refrigerator needing to be used or composted.  I love it when meals just come together and I get to clean out my refrigerator at the same time.  Parker completed the meal by throwing some frozen berries (I think he used blueberries and blackberries), flax seeds, beets, almond milk, and rolled oats in the Vitamix for a tasty dessert.
Don't forget to head over to Vegan MoFo Headquarters to make sure you didn't miss out on any notable posts this November.  It was so nice to read new blogs and see old favorites do a bit more blogging this month.  See ya in December.


Rob said...

Is 1,000 Vegan recipes becoming a religious tool in our house? Maybe we should start doing a "vegan dip" :) (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bible%20dip)

Dinetonite said...

Cheesy potatoes! Sound wonderful! I may have to try this!