Cabbage Thing

Ugh, still really busy! Tonight’s meal was yet another “throw a bunch of stuff together and hope for the best” meal. When Mark asked what it was, I answered, “some cabbage thing” and he glommed onto that, jabbering and even singing about his favorite meal “cabbage thing”. So here is Cabbage Thing in all its glory:

Cabbage Thing

1/2 large or 1 small onion, sliced
1/2 tsp caraway seeds, if you like them
12 oz tempeh, chopped
2 small or 1 medium potato, chopped
4 cups vegan stock or broth (I used “beef” flavored)
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 green cabbage, shredded
2 cups cooked rice
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Heat some oil in a Dutch oven or large pot, then add the onion and saute until translucent. Add the tempeh and the caraway seeds (if you’re a fan) and saute a few more minutes, then add the potato, broth, tomato sauce, and cabbage. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are soft, 20-30 minutes. Stir in the rice and season with salt, pepper, and paprika.

The ambitious can add a lesser amount of uncooked rice and cook it in the pot with the potatoes and cabbage.

It ain’t pretty to photograph, but it’s tasty to eat.

Mark said he especially loved Cabbage Thing with cabbage on the side, which I thought was a great idea, so I ate mine with a side of sauerkraut.

This has been a super quick post, and I’m sorry – maybe one day soon I’ll have time for a proper post – but I only have time for a single quick kitten photo. Guess who loves nutritional yeast just like his predecessor?!

It’s Gomezian! Torticia, on the other hand, doesn’t understand the appeal.


  1. FoodFeud Said,

    November 11, 2010 @ 12:19 am

    My kitty loves Earth Balance but has not yet expressed an interest in nutritional yeast.
    Also, I love cabbage and I love things, so this sounds about perfect! Keep up the thinging.

  2. Josiane Said,

    November 11, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Your cabbage thing sounds good, and I have pretty much everything on hand for it. That would be a tasty way to use some of that big cabbage we got in our last CSA basket…

  3. Courtney Said,

    November 11, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    My cats used to love nutritional yeast too! It was crazy…once they got into a bag I had gotten from the bulk section and tore it up and there was nutritional yeast everywhere. I learned to keep it in the fridge after that, lol. I wonder what it is about the stuff?!?!?

  4. Jes Said,

    November 13, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    Mmm tempeh & cabbage sound awesome to me. I’m making throw-together meals too, lately. But, hey, that one looks and reads delicious! Happy weekend!

  5. Ty (Meccabell) Said,

    November 22, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    I think you salad looks fabulous and your shots are so awesome.

  6. Ty (Meccabell) Said,

    November 22, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    Forgive, I commented under the wrong post, I was aiming for the spinach salad post, but the comment still remains about the pics. That is a great kitty pic, too funny.

  7. Basil Said,

    November 24, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    I love this blog- you have never fail, mostly easy recipes. Cabbage has got to be one of the most amazing foods ever. And the caraway seeds are such a great addition- I am so glad you made me discover them. I could eat the Cabbage Thing every day for quite a while (which, incidently, I will be doing), and will never get tired of it. Nice sense of humor too. Love the food!

  8. br0nn13 Said,

    November 1, 2013 @ 4:47 am

    ‘The Cabbage Thing’ … I love it !!! … This is a comfort food sensation … and my first time at using Tempeh (I’m a new vegetarian) . My 2 dogs also loved the tempeh . I love my dogs like you love your cats …
    Thanks Renae… your blog is a great help to me , I love the step by step pictures and instructions ,they help keep me on track …

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