Tempeh and Barley-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls


Tempeh and Barley-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, to talk of many things: of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–of cabbages–and kings–and why the sea is boiling hot–and whether pigs have wings.”Lewis Carroll, from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872

These sweet & savory cabbage rolls were filled with tempeh, barley, carrots, onions, and dill, cooked in a tangy tomato sauce, topped with fresh heirloom tomatoes and served over Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.

From Robin Robertson’s wonderful cookbook Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, page 161.

Slow cooking really brings out the flavors in food and makes foods like these so tender they just melt in your mouth.

Cabbage Fact: Cultures in which cabbage is a staple food, such as in Poland and some parts of China, show a low incidence of breast cancer. Research suggests this is due to the protective effect of sulfur-containing compounds in cabbage.

4 thoughts on “Tempeh and Barley-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

  1. We like cabbage rolls a lot. But kind of drawn out to make so a treat. What is tempeh? Is it soy, I presume? (I could look but I’m lazy today.)

    We are currently memorizing The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll and my oldest read a bit about him. Very interesting. (I like any Vegetate photo with that blue checked cloth!)

    • Hello HSD, it’s so great to hear from you as always! 🙂 Wow, you’re memorizing The Jabberwocky? That is such a fantastic poem, and so uniquely written that it must be a ton of fun to memorize. I love all of Carroll’s nonsense words. He was a master writer and I’m a huge fan of his Alice books.

      Tempeh is really great, healthy, yummy stuff! It is basically naturally cultured and fermented soy beans which have been formed into a cake or patty. Originally from Indonesia, tempeh is a great meat replacement in all sorts of dishes such as spaghetti, burgers, and of course cabbage rolls. It is also less processed and easier to digest than tofu. I heart tempeh!

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