BandMan's MoFo'n Ham, Potato, Cabbage Soup

Share something vegan (and delicious, duh!) with a non-vegan.


BandMan here. You may remember me from my only other post on this site from 2012, where I wrote about my homemade spaghetti sauce: peep it here. Today's VeganMoFo prompt was easy for Amber cause she shares delicious vegan stuff with non vegans all the time. I'm not a full-time vegan, so we decided to take the idea of sharing a vegan meal with a non-vegan and turn it around (or as Amber likes to say 'flip the script'). Here's a non-vegan sharing something vegan (and delicious, duh!) with a vegan.

This soup is something my mom used to make when I was a kid and possibly the only meal I ever requested that wasn't spaghetti (cause OH GOD do I love spaghetti). Anyway, this soup is a mega-rich and tasty and even has a little veggie fiber thrown in (the cabbage). 

Speaking of that cabbage, turns out when you're in a hurry in the store, iceberg lettuce can look a lot like green cabbage. Epic veggie fail. But ANYWAY, hope ya'll dig this super decadent recipe. Cause it's kinda crazy.

The Marinade:

1 c ginger ale
1 c orange juice
1/2 c brown sugar
3 tbsp veg oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp dry mustard
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves

12 oz ex firm tofu, cubed
2 lbs potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sweet onion, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks, diced small
1/2 a stick of vegan butter (1/4 c)
1/4 c rice flour
4 c veg stock
1 c sour cream (double this batch)
2 c chopped cabbage
green tobasco
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients and let your tofu soak for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat to 425 and pop the marinated tofu in there so it can brown up.
  3. While the tofu is in the oven, boil those potatoes until they are tender. Drain.
  4. You'll also need to grab a big soup pot and heat up that olive oil. When it's good and hot add in the onions and celery; cook until translucent.
  5. Add in the butter and flour to make a roux, then add in your veg stock and whisk until it thickens.
  6. Do like a half mash on the potatoes and then throw them in your soup along with your browned tofu and sour cream.  Let all that hang out for a minute or two and toss in your chopped cabbage.
  7. Salt and pepper, to taste; garnish with green tobasco and eat. 

Tomorrow: OMG, Barack Obama is coming over because he knows you make awesome vegan food! What are you going to make?

ICYMI: Here's Day 13: It's Kitchen Tour Time!

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- BandMan


  1. Wow, looking at that ingredients list I bet there's some epic flavours going on in that soup!

    1. oh yeah. it's def not on the healthy side of the vegan spectrum, but our roommate said it was so good that he turned into a neutron star.


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