If you have Polish or Russian roots, your Grandma might be called your Babushka. This is a simply delicious “Babushka stew” with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, chick peas, rice, dill, thyme, and a bit of plant-based ground meat.
They’re fun to cook, steamed on one side and fried on the other side, then dipped in a sesame soy based sauce. All the kids went back for seconds of these vegan potstickers.
I learned about stamppot from an old Canadian cookbook, but it’s originally a Dutch recipe. You cook a vegetable like kale or savoy cabbage with a bunch of potatoes in a big pot, then add some (plant-based) sausage.
Chakalaka is a South African dish that’s like a cross between a chili and a curry. Made with cabbage, beans, tomatoes, onions, and spices, it’s easy to prepare as a lovely comforting dinner.