Sunday, March 29, 2009

cabbage and peas in nooch sauce

education time for non-vegans: 'nooch' is a reference to nutritional yeast - known for helping us create imitation cheeze sauces, or i've even heard it used to refer to the sauce itself. i buy it in the bulk bins at whole foods, and find that a good $5 worth will last me at least a month or more, and i cook a lot. some people don't like the taste, but i do, and like to add it to my veggies for a little amped up flavour.

  • 10 oz cabblage/carrot mix
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter (earth balance)
  • 1 cup cooked peas (~1/2 can)
  • tabasco or other hot sauce (optional)
for the nooch sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 cup soy milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • heavy dash of black pepper
mix all nooch sauce ingredients in a jar and shake to mix. i save pickle or salsa jars just for this purpose. small mason jars would work just as well.

saute cabbage in large non-stick skillet with 2 tablespoons water on high. in 3-5 minutes, the cabbage should start to show some translucency, but still have a crunchy texture. add in the butter, and peas. about 30 seconds later, pour in nooch sauce. continue cooking on medium-high for about 4-5 minutes and remove from heat. it shouldn't be too liquidy - if it is, keep cooking. the cabbage and peas should be nicely coated, but not swimming. top with hot sauce if so desired.

this makes a nice side dish for about 3 people.

20 comments:

veggievixen said...

delicious!!! i put nootch on everything!

Jenn said...

Oh, yum! I've got some cabbage I need to do something with.

shellyfish said...

I also love the nooch, but my hub really doesn't. I've tried to sneak it into things, but he can always tell. But that doesn't stop me!!!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i'm a nooch pooch myself. then i learned you're only supposed to eat 3T worth a day. so no more nooch i.v. drips for me....

btw, love that you love "owlshit". thanks for keeping my mom alive, which she is very much alive, but i think the world could always use more judy shuster.

Erin said...

viva la nooch. And your sauce sounds so good. I think I'll do a rice milk version soon(the soy is getting overdone in my diet lately...common vegan dilemma I guess ;))

Mihl said...

Wow, that sounds good! I heart peas and nooch.

Virginia said...

i also love nooch...when i first tried it over a year ago i was kinda like "ehh....smells and looks like fish food" but now i love it and even crave it sometimes!

5 Star Foodie said...

I will have to give the nooch sauce a try - sounds great!

DJ Karma said...

I use nooch in almost all my soups and gravies too- love the stuff!

Lauren said...

Yum! Peas are good in everything. I love cabbage! I am making a cabbage salad tonight! :)

A_and_N said...

Looks delish! Never tried Nooch sauce before. Actually, coming to think of it, I've never cooked with Miso before. I've got to get me some and give this a shot :)

jessy said...

hooooooooooray for noochy goodness! totally going to have to try this, miss v! i looooove both cabbge 'n peas (and carrots, too!)!

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. That looks inviting! Nooch sauce is new to me.. will give it a try!

Maggie said...

I've somehow missed the term nooch, clearly I need to get out more :) I've also never put nut yeast cheese (which we love in our house) on cabbage. It sounds great!

Usha said...

I have seen nutritional yeast at whole foods but have never tried it...this cabbage in nooch sauce sounds interesting !

allularpunk said...

i eat nooch like candy. still, i have yet to put a sauce of it on veggies...though i've been tempted. michael usually overrides that decision ;) he likes it on pasta, nachos, and sammiches ONLY. psh. i bet i can trick him into eating this though, he loves cabbage.

Chef E said...

Yep, I love this one...I come cruising over here and lurk! Ethiopian food is mostly vegetarian, if you have not cooked it, you should it is so tasty and I never get tired of eating it, with the teff injera which is super easy to make!

I love it nooch mooch and i.v. hookups, lol!

JennShaggy said...

Thanks :) So much of me wishes I'd never had it before because I wouldn't miss it so dang much, but at least I had an idea of what I was trying to accomplish.

Mmm. Nooch sauce. Now I want some breakfast.

veggie belly said...

i have nutritional yeast lying around, but never actually used it. love your nooch sauce recipe, ill be sure to try!

Hannah said...

Mm, that sauce sounds great, I bet it would pair well with tons of different dishes!