I have a spare fridge in the garage
(which I LOVE having, by the way) and
there was a beautiful Red Cabbage out
there that I had almost forgotten
about till the other night we were
served this delicious power food with
our meal at a local restaurant.
We love cabbage in most any form,
slaw, Nappa cabbage salad, cabbage rolls,
red, green, cooked, braised, etc.
This is how I cook
this versatile red beauty:
1/2 Red Cabbage - quartered and chopped
1/2 Onion - chopped
1 apple peeled and diced - optional
2 cloves garlic - crushed and chopped
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. caraway seeds - optional
Squeeze of lemon juice - 1 Tbsp.
3/4 Cup chicken broth
3 Tbsp. vinegar
3 Tbsp. sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in sauce pan. Add and sauté/sweat
the onion and garlic over medium heat till
Add in the cabbage, lemon and caraway - toss and
cook till cabbage has wilted - approx. 5 min.
Add the broth, apple, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Cover and reduce heat to low - simmer for approx. 15
minutes stirring occasionally.
Serve warm as a side dish to your
I "googled" the health benefits
of Red Cabbage (click on this link) and this is
what I learned!
#2 is my favourite:
It is a brain food!
"It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these power nutrients."
I need all the help I can get!!!
|Schnitzel, Noodles and Red Cabbage|
Till next time ..... what's your favourite brain food?