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The Vegetarian Times = My Bible September 20, 2009

Filed under: Entrées — clairezee @ 7:57 pm
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I seriously wait all month for my copy of The Vegetarian Times to arrive in the mail.  I read it cover to cover and have found countless amazing recipes in it.  When my October issue came, I chose the following recipe to try:  Asian Vegetable Cakes with Crunchy Cabbage Salad.  In the magazine they preface the recipe by writing, “A can of split pea soup is the secret binding ingredient that also gives these protein patties a boost.”  It is quite the secret ingredient.  These cakes proved to be absolutely delicious and easy to make.  A special thanks to my boyfriend, Chris, for being such a great assistant with this recipe (he didn’t realize grating fresh ginger could be so taxing) and for taking photos.

Asian Vegetable Cakes with Crunchy Cabbage Salad
Recipe adapted from The Vegetarian Times, October 2009

1 14.1oz can vegetarian split pea soup (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup sugar snap peas, coarsely chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
4 green onions, white and green parts chopped (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
Asian salad dressing (I recommend Newman’s Own or Trader Joe’s brand)

4 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup Asian salad dressing

To make the cakes:
Whisk together soup and eggs in a bowl.  Stir in cornmeal, sugar snap peas, carrots, corn, green onions, sesame oil, soy sauce, and ginger.P9201592P9201588

To make salad:
Toss together all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.


Heat nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat.  Scoop pea mixture onto skillet in 1/4 cup dollops, and cook 5 minutes, or until golden on one side.  Flip and cook 5 minutes more.  Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining pea mixture until you have about 12 cakes.


Serve cakes with the salad.



3 Responses to “The Vegetarian Times = My Bible”

  1. Grace Says:

    Couldn’t ask for a better Sunday meal!

  2. Aunt Nicole Says:

    This sounds delicious………all my fav ingredients. Grace said the slaw was AMAZING. mmmmm, I love this!!

  3. thomasaduda Says:

    Looks tasty! We’ll need to do some vegetarian cooking in STL when you arrive in town.

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