Corned Beefless Brisket & Cabbage

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Corned Beefless Brisket & Cabbage ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

NO kitty, this is my corned beef and cabbage.” — South Park’s Eric Cartman as his cat tries to eat his food

I have some Irish blood in me, but I’d never tried corned beef and cabbage, until now that is! Cartman’s cat (in the quote above) isn’t the only kitty who’s fond of such a dish. Leonard couldn’t even stay away from the plate long enough for me to take a picture.

This Corned Beefless Brisket & Cabbage recipe from Betty Goes Vegan, page 147, was the heartiest, savoriest thing I’ve had in a while. The brisket was laced with whole juniper berries from the pickling spices added to this dish and the cabbage and potatoes were melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Corned Beef Facts: The First Mention of “Corned Beef” goes back to an English Book by Richard Burton in 1621, Anatomy of Melancholy…Beef ..corned young of an ox.

“Chicken” & Wild Rice Soup

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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“What does good in bed mean to me? When I’m sick and I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows watching TV and my mom brings me soup – that’s good in bed.” Brooke Shields

Another scrumptious recipe from Betty Goes Vegan, by Annie & Dan Shannon, page 62.

This is the quintessential, comforting “chicken” soup, made from Gardein Chick’n Scallopini, wild rice, carrots, celery, onions, peas, and spices. This certainly did the trick on some cold days and we will be making it again soon. This is so easy to prepare that even a sicky could make a big pot of it, eat some, and then get back in to bed for some more rest.

Wild Rice Facts: Wild rice are four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain which can be harvested from them. The grain was historically gathered and eaten in both North America and China. Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice although they are close cousins. The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams; often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The grain is eaten by dabbling ducks and other aquatic wildlife, as well as humans.