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KRILLFURY
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7/4/10 3:40 P

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I slice up my cabbage and then I throw it into a super hot wok with bok choy, freshly ground pepper, a little bit of olive oil, baby spinach and a finely slivered jalapeno! And voila! After a few minutes you have stir-fry! Add some jasmine rice and throw in some chopped, grilled-til-it's-crispy pork, yum!

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CHEFSOPHIE
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7/2/10 7:31 P

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That sounds really interesting and wouldn't make the kitchen hot in the summer.

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7/2/10 7:02 P

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I am new to this team, but I couldn't resist this topic! I recently tried out GRILLED cabbage. You just cut a head into quarters, rub lightly with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and throw on the grill until it cooks through. Slice up, add a little more S&P and enjoy! Sounds so simple, but it is super delicious!



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GLYNN1
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6/30/10 4:46 P

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Try my recipe for unstuffed cabbage (link below).


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BETHANYBOO
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6/30/10 2:41 P

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Sometimes I'll pick up a red cabbage and make this recipe:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=30166


It's so good! I make a big batch and serve it as a side for dinner for a few days.

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JOHANKA
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6/21/10 1:35 P

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LEMONCHANSON--That sounds very good. I will have to give that a try.emoticon
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LEMONCHANSON
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6/21/10 11:03 A

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I put in under cold water so I can take off whole leaves at a time without breaking them. Then I set the leaves into hot water that was boiled then turned off. As soon as it is a little wilted, I take them out.

I fill the leaves with cooked TVP (textured vegetable protein) mixed with tomatoes, peppers, onions that are cooked.

The rolled cabbage leaves are placed seam side down in a baking dish that has a layer of tomato sauce in the bottom. Then I place some of the sauce on top.

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes and you have a great vegetarian treat!!


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JEANINE100
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6/16/10 7:34 P

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I love cabbage as well. I've done it with little olive oil and saute it until tender and add salt, pepper. I've also steamed it and have used it for a cabbage salad. You can also use it in wraps. You can do the same with red cabbage.


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JOHANKA
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I love cabbage. I have stir fried it in a little olive oil, I then mix a one tablespoon of brown sugar, soy sauce and another one table spoon of olive oil. Pour on the stir fry and sprinkle sesame seed on. I would say any sauce you would like would work.emoticon
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PS I also like all the recipes that have been mentioned.


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6/16/10 11:18 A

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LOVE this topic. Cabbage is one of my favorite foods, but I don't make it enough.

I had a roommate from Poland and she used cabbage the we I use lettuce, so, salads for me are a switch up between different lettuces or shredded/chopped cabbage. She also simmered it in Italian salad dressing until it was soft but still had a bit of bite. She would drain it, so, the flavor was there but not a ton of empty calroies or anything.

I make slaw that is a vinegar base, not mayo, with lime juice and jalapenos. Zippy and a kick of spice. You can find the recipe on from Cooking Light.

I boil it and then eat it with salt, pepper, little grated parmesean cheese.

Love your recipe ideas!!!

Can I add that I love, love, love brussel sprouts? Roasted with a bit of bacon and apples and pears... oh my gosh. Or just roasted by themselves. A bit of olive oil, salt, pepper... heaven on a plate. My husband swore he hated them, and now, this is a holiday staple. We've convinced our families, too!!! I make them pretty often. YUM! And they are cheap, cheap, cheap at our famrer's market, too.



Edited by: LITTLE_DIVA at: 6/16/2010 (11:32)
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One of my goals is to not eat in the car. This means packing my lunch to avoid fast food when I am running errands. The other day I had a hair appointment during the noon hour, and all I had handy was some cabbage and pre cooked shrimp. I took a few large cabbage leaves and steamed them for about 1 minute so they were pliable but still crunchy. I filled the center with the shrimp and some leftover rice, then rolled them up, stuck them in a ziploc, grabbed a Granny Smith apple and ran out the door. I ate them while I was under the dryer and it was the best lunch I'd had all week!

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CHEFSOPHIE
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I do something similar. I dice cabbage, had fire roasted crushed tomatoes and sauted onions. Then I also add some diced sauteed peppers sometimes and always chopped cilantro. Then I serve over rice.

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KHRISPETRO
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6/15/10 11:05 P

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Since cabbage is so low in calories, I've been trying to incorporate it more into my life.

An easy thing I do with it, I chop up a head of cabbage. I put the cabbage & 2 cans of diced tomatoes into a large pot & cook it until its nice & soft, a good 1/2 hour to hour. Any kind of spices can be added, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic.


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