Are you talking cabbage about me?

Let’s talk about cabbage.

It’s not really the hot topic of Friday night get-togethers these days but I bet you didn't know all the interesting things about it and fun and yummy ways you can use it in the kitchen. The often underappreciated cousin of Brussels sprouts, Broccoli and Cauliflower, cabbage can be either smoothed or crinkle leafed. It also comes in green, purple and white, which makes it a fun and easy way to add some colorful garnish to your finished meal.

A versatile leafy green it can be pickled, fermented, stewed, sautéed or eaten raw.  Besides being yummy cabbage turns out to be pretty healthy, it is known for its high levels of vitamin k, vitamin c and fiber. Vitamin K helps with blood coagulation and the binding and absorption of calcium to bone. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, accelerate healing and wards of that pesky scurvy.  Modern day Americans may know cabbage best because of the actually-not-at-all American Sauerkraut and Kimchee dishes but olden-day Greeks and Romans used cabbage medicinally for relief from grout, headaches and to relieve the symptoms of poisonous mushroom ingestion. There is also the old wives tale that cabbage can help cure a hangover, anyone willing to test that theory out and get back to me?

Now it’s time to get out there and try your hand at some cabbage inspired dishes. For the Paleo enthusiasts out there we have the Paleo Stuffed cabbage, Paleo Un-stuffed cabbage soup and Paleo, Kale, Cabbage and Sausage soup.  You can get a bit creative with our Pancetta Braised Cabbage and dust off the Crockpot for our Crockpot Meaty Cabbage. It may say its spring but there’s still snow out there, stay warm and full with these yummy new Cabbage recipes, happy cooking! 

Paleo stuffed cabbage

crockpot meaty cabbage

Pancetta braised cabbage 

Paleo Un-stuffed cabbage soup

Paleo, Kale, cabbage and sausage soup