Benefits of Eating Cabbage

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Wed, 02-13-2013 - 10:26pm
How do you like your cabbage?
 
 How do you like your cabbage?  Tongue Out
 
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Fri, 02-15-2013 - 2:01pm
Bless your heart for keeping this board going! Trying to reach out and support other boards where I can. I love coleslaw, not sure about cabbage juice though. :) Serenity - CL Making a Second Marriage Work
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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 2:02pm

Bless your heart for keeping this board going!  Trying to reach out and support other boards where I can.  

I love coleslaw, not sure about cabbage juice though.  :)  

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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 2:00am
I had no idea. The only time I ever eat cabbage is in Chinese food, but I hadn't considered trying to use it at home. Considering all the health benefits and how affordable it is I should rethink that.
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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 10:15pm

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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 10:21pm

I love it myself, it is full of fiber, and with St.Patricks Day coming, it's great for that holiday.  Have you ever had a Rueben?  Yum

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 12:04pm

Just want to share some simple ideas to eating cabbage:

1.  In a vegetable soup.  You can just clean out your vegetable bin and throw all the odds and ends in and make a big pot of inexpensive, nutritious soup.

2.  Shredded and saute with some onion, mushroom and groudbeef/turkey or vegetarian "crumbles" and use as a filling for bread/pizza dough (homemade or store bought).  Kind of like making your own "hot pockets".  They can be kept frozen just like the store-bought ones, but healthier and more economical.  The mixture is also good as a filling for omelettes or with pasta.

3.  Stuffed cabbage.  More work, but again, you can make a large amount and they freeze well.

4.  Braised red cabbage.  Shred a head of red cabbage, an red onion, and an apple.  Saute in a little bit of butter/oil, add some water and/or wine (good way to get rid of any leftover wine), some cider vinegar and brown sugar (or whatever your favorite sweetener - agave nector, sucanat, honey, etc.) and simmer over low heat until all tender.  Even better the next day.

5.  Ditch the corned beef and make colcannon.  A Irish cabbage and potato dish.  Link to recipe:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/01/eat-for-eight-bucks-creamy-cabbage-and-potatoes-recipe.html