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Vegan Southern Cabbage with Tempeh (No oil)

Hey loves, today I am sharing a quick & light meal idea. It also can be a great side dish. It’s up to you.

When I was younger, I used to love some fried cabbage. I couldn’t wait for my grandma to cook some.

Back when I was eating meat, I created a healthier way to enjoy it. I would saute the cabbage in water and liquid amino acids instead of oil. I would pair it with the meat or seafood of my choice.

Lately, I have been wanting some cabbage. Since I have started using vegetable broth instead of water, it tastes so much better.  It feels so good when you can create a healthy alternative for meals that you grew up on.

So I decided to prepare some and pair it with some tempeh ( protein). I don’t do a lot of soy. I am beginning to think that soy doesn’t like my body. When I do consumed it, I have to take a probiotic.

Tempeh is in the soy family. I can tolerate it with no problem. I am guessing that it is probably due to it been fermented.

Let’s get to the recipe

3 handfuls green cabbage
6 to 8 small strips each green, red, orange, & yellow bell peppers
4 small strips onion
2 garlic clove
3/4 cup vegetable broth
roasted herbs and garlic seasoning to taste
smoked paprika seasoning to taste
red crush pepper flakes to taste
coconut aminos to taste
3 oz tempeh
splash of apple cider vinegar


Quick Steps

First, I washed & cut up the veggies (cabbage, peppers, onion, garlic cloves). I put them in a saucepan with vegetable broth, a splash of coconut aminos, and seasonings (smoked paprika & red pepper flakes).

Next, I cut up tempeh and put it in a small pot with vegetable broth. I let it cooked for about 20 minutes. This helps get the bitterness out of it. Then, it will take on the flavor you season it with better.

I let the cabbage cooked for about 20 minutes. After the tempeh had been cooking in the vegetable broth for 20 minutes, I took it out. Next, I seasoned it with roasted herbs & garlic and coconut aminos. I put it in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes.

Next, I crumbled up the tempeh and added it to the cabbage. As I was smelling the aroma of the cabbage, I kept wanting to add vinegar. I do not know why lol. So, I added a small splash of apple cider vinegar on top.

Viola, quick, yummy, & light meal or a delicious side dish.

As always, feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking. I look at recipes as a starting point or inspiration. You can omit and add whatever you like. We all have different taste buds.

Wishing everyone a beautiful and joyful week.

Until next time

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