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Cabbage, cabbage, cabbage I really did not care for it. It can be mushy and tasteless. So what changed? As I got to a point in life of trying to eat healthier I kept widening my taste buds to different vegetables, and cabbage was in the picture. I had cooked it plenty of times for the family but did not enjoy it myself. So in my search for tastier vegetables I asked myself, “What do I need to do to like this?” Especially as I was getting more plant based in my cooking, I was eating but not enjoying what I was eating. So I started cooking my vegetables like I cooked my meat...with oil and seasonings! What a difference that made, I was eating with enjoyment again! So this is how I cook cabbage...1)Peel the layers off and when the white middle starts to show cut the cabbage into half inch slices. When the core is seen cut what you want of it and discard the rest in compost or trash. Rinse the leaves thoroughly as they will be dirty, put slices in a bowl or strainer and also rinse thoroughly. Roll the leaves and slice them into inch strips then set to the side. 2) In a stainless steel large pan, I have bought some from Walmart, I added a quarter cup of Olive oil, I have also used Canola oil as well before. I had previously chopped 1 large onion and one green bell pepper and put that in the pan, add seasonings. 3)Turn the stove on medium. When veggies begin sizzling, stir, then put cabbage in the pan, reduce the heat to low and cover with the top. In 3 minutes flip the vegetables so what was on the bottom is on top, it should have some brown caramelizing, add a half cup of water, seasoning, put the top back on and turn heat to medium low. Simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring and flipping the vegetables until the liquid is reduced and cabbage is easy to bite.
Now you are ready to plate this great meal and eat!
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Until the next blog post,
Happy Eating! Crystal