Sunday, 19 October 2014

Easy, healthy recipes: Rosemary cabbage and carrots

It's no secret I love easy, healthy recipes! Anything quick, good for you and, of course, delicious is a probably going to be attempted at some point or another. Annnd if I can cook it in one pot, that dish will probably get bonus points! Something like this rosemary cabbage and carrots dish? 

Easy, healthy recipes: cabbage and carrots #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes, #vegan

One pot of beautiful purples, oranges, and greens! It makes me feel like autumn, and it's such a delicious way to warm up from our windy, rainy season (the one that lasts all year in the Netherlands). It just makes the perfect vegan/vegetarian dish! But wait! There's more because:

... bam: it becomes an easy, peasy full on paleo meal! 

Easy, healthy recipes: cabbage and carrots #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

So maybe the paleo dish requires more than one pot, but it's kind of worth the extra pan to clean. A lot. Okay, okay, here are both recipes! 

Easy healthy recipes: 

Rosemary cabbage and carrots


30 minutes


4 adult portions (and maybe a little leftovers) 


  • 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 head red cabbage (about 5 cups) 
  • 2 medium potatoes - you can use sweet or white (about 1 cup)
  • 5 carrots (about 2 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Optional: 4 pan fried sausages


  • Before you get cooking, start with some prep! For this recipe, I like to get my vegetables very evenly chopped and into small pieces. That means, I prefer using a mandolin to get even strips! 

  • Chop the cabbage, carrot and potato using the mandolin and set them aside
  • If you're going for sausage, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and pan fry the sausage on a low heat while you're working on the vegetable dish. 
  • In a dutch oven, heat 2 more tablespoons of coconut oil on low heat
  • Once it's melted, add the onion and garlic, making sure to stir frequently 
  • After the onion is translucent, add the vegetables, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
  • Pan fry for 5 minutes on medium-high heat
  • Add the water, rosemary and thyme. 
  • Bring to a boil
  • Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft enough for your liking. My husband and I like a bit of crunch in our veg, and because they are sliced thinly in this recipe, I didn't need to cook them very long. If that's not your style, cook them for a bit longer, but be sure to taste them frequently to avoid overcooking. 
  • Add the sausage if you want and serve! 

Easy, healthy recipes: cabbage and carrots #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes, #vegan

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