Thursday, March 1, 2012

cabbage & miracles

i love cabbage. cabbage and i we're tight. tight like i want to eat cabbage prepared in lots of different, yummy, delicious ways. if you don't like cabbage that's kind of sad. but maybe you just don't know if you like cabbage because you really never eat cabbage.

that, we can change and here are my reasons:

the first thing you should know about cabbage is that not only does it taste wonderful, it can also help you lose weight. yeah I know, that darn miraculous cabbage.
it actually takes your body more energy to burn that cabbage than there are calories contained in it. it barely has any calories to begin with so i guess that's a win-win situation. aside from the calorie thing cabbage contains lots of valuable nutrients and helps your body produce enzymes that fight off cancer. and who likes that cancer anyway?
now i'm not a doctor or nutritionist or anything of that sort so please don't use me as your source in your research paper, k? i'm also not going to speak of the smelly side effects associated with eating lots of cabbage. you're just gonna have to deal with that. we do.

you can eat cabbage raw, steamed or cooked and it's pretty much always going to be delicious
cabbage and noodles is a favorite at our house but i recently stole this recipe from my dad (thanks dad, you're the best cook) and it has got to be my new food obsession. obsession like i bought 3 different heads of cabbage at different stores within 3 days...

here's what you need:

  • one head of savoy cabbage cut into 1/2" strips
  • chopped up onions
  • some butter (yes, real butter)
  • vegetable broth/stock (you may water that down if you like)
  • heavy whipping cream or half&half (you can also use milk and some flour to thicken it up) 
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg
sauté the onions in the butter and add the cabbage strips. add vegetable broth and let everything simmer until the cabbage becomes soft. don't let it get too soft, you still want to eat it with a fork.
add in the cream (or whichever you choose) and season to taste. done. 

here is how we had it for dinner with some garlic and roasted tomato polenta, cottage cheese and homemade organic apple sauce. delicious.

i'm gonna stop harassing you about cabbage now. i just thought you should know what you're missing out on if you're not a regular cabbage eater.

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  1. One word... YUM. so glad I stumbled across your blog. totally following and can't wait to read more. if you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out mine. It's all about the adventures of a small town girl taking on the LA fashion scene. xo

  2. food looks delish! yummy!! thanks for the follow, i have followed you back =) looking forward to more post!

  3. oh yes...this used to be called the stewerdess food...but I guess it is too politically incorrect to say that now...too many implications!!

  4. Oh my goodness that looks amazing.


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