Cabbage FAIL, Cabbage WIN Part 2 #vegetarian

Yesterday on Fatal Foodies, I posted the sad saga of Charlie and my lack of a head of green cabbage for New Year Day. I substituted packaged slaw mix, and that worked just dandy.

I also bought a head of purple cabbage, with the plan of making stuffed cabbage leaves. Not so much.

Whether I cooked the leaves too long or too hard, or purple cabbage behaves differently in hot water, this was the result.

DamnitAnywayThisBeautiful, in a creepy kind of way, but nothing you could wrap anything in, short of a vegetable mummy. Let’s picture that for a minute.

ANYWAY, I buttered a casserole dish (using vegan margarine) and put down a layer of this peculiar-looking stuff. I had some leftover black beans and tomatoes and rice, which I heated in the microwave, and put down a layer of that, then some Italian-mix cheese (Romano, Parmesan, and Asiago). Repeated that layering.

DamnitAnywayLayerHalf an hour at 350F.

DamnitAnywayAnd it was delicious. Lima beans on the side.

DamnitAnywayServeA WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.


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One thought on “Cabbage FAIL, Cabbage WIN Part 2 #vegetarian

  1. Dan

    January 6, 2016 at 7:11am

    I’m ‘liking’ your creativity and effort. I am NOT liking the lima beans, not do I want my ‘like’ extended to the lima beans – just so we’re clear 🙂
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      Marian Allen

      January 6, 2016 at 8:48am

      Aw, now, Dan. Don’t blame ya, though. Lima beans are very particular in their taste and texture. I used to hate them, and now I love them, and nothing else will substitute satisfactorily if I have a taste for them. So — objection understood. 😀
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  2. Jane

    January 6, 2016 at 8:31am


    I just was gifted with one of those huge cabbage heads you mentioned NOT getting. AAAND I was thinking about cabbage rolls. Now…..don’t know.

    But liking your solution. That is so veego I even feel healthier just looking at it. Of course, cheese.

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  3. Shelly

    January 9, 2016 at 1:41am

    I think your dish turned out looking very colorful and tasty. The beans and rice look especially yummy.

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