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Monday, September 13, 2010

Fun Fall Recipe

Looking for a way to use up some of your produce from the garden well here is a great way.  In addition you will be helping your body detoxify.  Cabbage is a great detoxifier and is reputed to aid the digestion, detoxify the stomach and upper bowels, cleanse the liver and reduce the risk of certain cancers.  It is rich in folate, vitamins C & E, potassium, iron, betacarotene and thiamin, and is well known for its potent antiviral and antibacterial qualities.

Fresh Cabbage Soup

serves 4
1 small turnip
2 carrots
3 tbsp olive oil
1  large onion sliced
 2 celery sticks sliced
1 white cabbage
5 C vegetable stock
1 sharp eating apple, cored, peeled and chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. pickled cucumber juice or lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
fresh herbs to garnish

Cut the turnip and carrots into matchstick strips.  Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the turnip, carrots, onion and celery for 10 min. 

Coarsley shred the cabbage, and add to the pan.  Pour in the vegetable stock, add the chopped apple, bay leaves and chopped parsley and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until the veggies are tender.

Remove and discard the bay leaves, then stir in the cucumber juie or lemon juice and season with freshly ground black pepper.  Serve hot, garnish with fresh herbs.

Recipe from The detox diet cook book by Nicola Gaimes.  It has a ton of great recipes that are healthy for you.  In addition to a few ways to detoxify your body through your diet.  Some of the recipes are kind of different, but most of them are really delicious!!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I just got a head of cabbage in my last Bountiful Basket and will have to give this recipe a try! I've got all the ingredients except for a turnip and I don't feel like running to a store just for that so hopefully that won't be a deal buster.

    A VERY EASY soup I've done with cabbage in the past is to make a tomatoe base in a large pot with either soup, paste, or sauce (or combination) and then just add a head of chopped cabbage and a sliced up polska sausage. That's it. Then cook until everything is hot. If you use a reduced fat sausage than the soup is pretty healthy.