Sunday, 13 July 2014

Healthy cabbage recipes: greens and cabbage recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend! We finally started on a few projects for the house, which I'm pretty excited about that. Well, really, really excited! Hubby built a small fence/door because the house has water access in the backyard and we need something to prevent the Toddler from accessing that water while playing outside. I started painting our bed, and my awesome hubby also started designing our kitchen! 

I. Am. So. Excited. I seriously cannot wait to cook in that semi designed, no where near being done kitchen. Lots of counter space that we will be keeping free of clutter, a bunch of custom cabinets, drawers, a coffee 'bar' and a breakfast bar area! Yaayyyy!!! 

Ahhem, okay, calming down again, but did I mention that I am super excited to cook in our new kitchen? For now though, it's my in law's kitchen where recipes like this cabbage and greens creation happen: 


Healthy cabbage recipes: green cabbage recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

You know what I love about recipes like this one? It's paleo, but you can easily skip the meat to make it vegan/vegetarian! I've made it both ways, or have subbed chickpeas so that choice is up to you and your family's preferences. My husband and in laws prefer meat [which works well with paleo] so that's what we have today! 


Serves

A lot. A whole, whole lot. 6 adult sized portions. 

Ingredients

  • Optional: 1 kilo ground meat (chicken/turkey) 
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 a leek 
  • 1 head of cabbage (thinly sliced in strips) 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups fresh spinach or about two frozen

Spices
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1 tablespoon paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon 
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives 
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Healthy cabbage recipes: green cabbage recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood


Instructions

  • Pan fry meat on a medium heat, making sure to break it apart into smaller pieces and mixing frequently 
  • Once the meat has browned, add onion (about five minutes later)
  • Once the onion is translucent, add the leek
  • After three minutes, add the cabbage and spices 
  • Pan fry on high heat for five minutes, or until the cabbage has started to sweat, and has lost its firm shape
  • Add the remaining ingredients [except for spinach] and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat, cover with a lid, and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Turn off the heat, add spinach, mix well, and serve with some cauliflower rice, fresh chives, and drip of sriracha! 

Viola! While this may seem like a lot of steps for an easy recipe, but it's simply dumping in the ingredients, and requires minimal effort on the part of the cook. I bet it would be good in a slow cooker, too, but I don't have one anymore, so I don't know how long it would take to cook. 

Healthy cabbage recipes: green cabbage recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

Happy cooking! For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my healthy recipes page! For more paleo inspiration, check out my paleo friendly recipes or my paleo pinterest board

Today, I am linking up for Tasty Tuesday hosted by Lean Lena!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Yuliya