How to Cook Cabbage

Posted on September 27, 2016August 19, 2017Categories Cooking, Healthy Eating for KidsTags ,   Leave a comment on How to Cook Cabbage

Have you ever wondered how to cook cabbage and make it taste delicious? I’ve been surprised at how many people have told me ever since I began doing health coaching how many people claim to have never eaten cabbage. Yet cabbage is great green vegetable that is very good for you and can be cooked in a variety of ways. One of the more common uses that many people are familiar with is coleslaw. However, when preparing coleslaw the cabbage is raw. Personally I’m not a big fan of eating cabbage in this way, I prefer to eat my cabbage cooked. Here are some tips and recipe ideas on how to cook cabbage.

1. Slice the cabbage into thin pieces. I recommend using a slicer or chopper rather than a knife. This makes it easier for you to make the pieces small enough that you can cook them thoroughly without overcooking.

2. Then put the pieces in a pan with just enough water to cover them and cook until the cabbage is just barely tender.

3. You can also cook larger pieces of cabbage and use them like you would a piece of lettuce to create cabbage wraps instead of lettuce wraps. Pretty much anything that tastes good in a lettuce wrap will taste good in a cabbage wrap too.

Here are some of my favorite recipes and meals that use cabbage.

Saute cabbage with onions and chicken and some olive oil then eat with brown rice or quinoa

Add cabbage to your chicken soup. It can use used to create a thicker chicken soup without noodles.

Cook it in a crockpot with chicken, potatoes, carrots and onions for a nice Sunday evening or really anytime evening meal.

Serve with potatoes and salmon.

Cook with red onions, carrots, mushrooms and spinach in some olive oil for a nice vegetable stir fry. You can also serve over brown rice or quinoa.

Make some mashed potatoes and then fill larger pieces of cabbage with the potatoes and eat them like a cabbage wrap.

What other ways have you cooked and enjoyed your cabbage? Share with me in the comments below.

Chicken, Cabbage, Carrots and Cilantro Dinner

Posted on January 14, 2013April 9, 2013Categories Allergy Free RecipesTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Chicken, Cabbage, Carrots and Cilantro Dinner

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This is a delicious dinner I made for myself a few days ago. Here is the recipe:

1. Cook chicken, cabbage and carrots in a saute pan with olive oil.
2. When food is about half cooked add 2-5 drops of cilantro essential oil. The amount will depend upon how much food you are cooking and upon your own tastes.
3. Wait until the food is almost cooked and then sprinkle lemon pepper on it and stir.
4. Finnish cooking.
5. Prepare brown rice in rice cooker or re-heat brown rice that is already cooked.
6. Serve chicken, cabbage and carrots mixture with brown rice.

Enjoy!