Oops. All December, the 'five-a-day' admonition has applied to Christmas cookies, not vegetables. For awhile, I even wondered if my vegetable moxie were lost, if chocolate and pecans would forever supplant cabbage and pumpkin. I was happy to eat vegetables, if someone put them in front of me. But cook them? No way.
So man-oh-man, am I ever ready to get back to healthy recipes again. (Who can relate?) With this stew (or soup?) recipe, I'm dipping a baby toe back into vegetables, just in case. It's a great basic recipe, with easy pantry ingredients, a favorite from my vegetarian days.
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CABBAGE & WHITE BEAN STEW
Time to table: 45 minutes but better after resting 24 hours
Makes 8 cups
1 large onion, chopped
Splash of water
2 carrots, peeled and cut into pieces on the diagonal
1 rib celery, cut into pieces on the diagonal
1 teaspoon caraway seed
2 cups chopped green cabbage (from about 1/4 medium-size cabbage)
2 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
15 ounce can diced tomatoes
15 ounce can white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped parsley
In a large soup pot, cook the onion in the water for about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and cook another 3 minutes. Add the caraway and cook another minute. Add cabbage, water and brown sugar and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans and vinegar, simmer 5 minutes or until beans are heated through. Stir in the parsley. Serve immediately or let rest for a day to allow flavors to meld. Reheats beautifully.
~ Cape Breton Cabbage ~
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~ Peasant Cabbage Tomato Soup ~
~ Caraway Cabbage ~
from Kitchen Parade
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