Archive for the ‘Cabbage’ Category

Sweet & Spicy Napa Cabbage Slaw

FOR THE SLAW

1. 1/3 cup golden raisins

2. small head napa cabbage (2 pounds), ribs removed, leaves thinly sliced crosswise

3. 2 medium carrots, shredded (2 cups)

4. 1 small apple, such as Granny Smith, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 cup)

FOR THE DRESSING

1.1/3 cup cider vinegar

2. 1/4 cup honey

3. 2 tablespoons spicy stone-ground mustard, (dijon works too)

4. 1 large jalapeno chile, stem, ribs, and seeds removed, minced (3 tablespoons)

5. 2 teaspoons coarse salt

6. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

7. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

  1. Make the slaw: Cover raisins with boiling water in a small bowl, and let soak for 15 minutes. Drain. Toss together raisins, cabbage, carrots, and apple in a large bowl.

  2. Make the dressing: Whisk together vinegar, honey, mustard, jalapeno, salt, and pepper. Pour in olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified. Toss slaw with dressing just before serving.

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Asian soup with loads of veg.

It’s amazing how much cabbage you can thinly slice and pop into a soup.

Take your leftover turkey or chicken bones from Christmas.  Put in a pot, cover with water by 3 inches, let simmer for about 12 hours.  Remove the bones and voila, you have the base for a soup.

Into this add in about 4 tbsp coconut amino (fermented coconut soy sauce alternative that has WAY less salt)

1 tbsp sesame oil,

1 tsp soy,

and about 3 tbsp sriracha hot sauce.

Simmer away until blended.

Bring soup to a boil then add in about 4 cups finely shredded cabbage, 3 cups sliced mushrooms, 1 cup shredded carrot, 2-3 cups chopped fresh kale.  If your kale is frozen add it in at the end with the green onion instead.

Let simmer 3  minutes until cooked, then add in 1 bunch chopped green onion, some chopped basil, and 1 bunch chopped cilantro (if you like cilantro).

Cook up some rice or egg noodles or long life noodles.  Place in the bottom of a bowl and add in the soup.  Voila!  Dinner.  In my soup I added in some left over roast pork. Left over roast beef or chicken works well in this soup as well.

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Red cabbage, carrot, beet salad

You may have noticed by now that most of the recipes that I enjoy to make are easy, fresh, and use few ingredients.  This means that the key to good taste in all of them is high quality, tasty ingredients.  If you start with sub par ingredients, the recipe will not shine.  Local in season veggies will always make the recipes taste better.

Shred 4 cups of red cabbage with your mandoline slicer, or a sharp knife.

Peel and grate 4 carrots

peel and grate one medium sized beet

Chop up half a cup of washed cilantro, I use stems and all, you may want to use just the leaves but I’m not that picky.  If you don’t like cilantro, use parsley.

Toss above ingredients with half a cup of slivered almonds

Drizzle a quarter cup of Erin’s favourite Asian dressing on top and serve

OR

Drizzle a quarter cup of the Easy Peesy Lemon Squeezey  dressing on top.

Serve!