Monday, January 12, 2009

Speaking of Cabbage

Check out this old New York Times "Well" blog post on "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating". The author asks Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to highlight some great foods that you probably aren't eating on a regular basis.

And looky there, cabbage is #2 on the list. I thought cabbage was one of those foods people aren't eating, hence "The Forgotten Veggie" post.

Perfect little nudge to go buy yourself a head of cabbage and get cookin'! Try that great Ina recipe I just wrote about or my husband's delicious sauteed cabbage recipe listed below.

The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

  1. Beets
  2. Cabbage
  3. Swiss chard
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Pomegranate juice
  6. Dried plums
  7. Pumpkin seeds
  8. Sardines
  9. Turmeric
  10. Frozen blueberries
  11. Canned pumpkin

Sauteed Cabbage, Michael-style

2 T vegetable or canola oil
1 head of cabbage, cut into large bite-size pieces

3 cloves of garlic, sliced
3/4 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
1 t chicken bouillon
1 packet won ton soup seasoning packet, mixed with 1 cup water

Using a wok or other large pan, turn heat to medium-high, then add oil. Add garlic and ginger, saute until light golden brown. Add cabbage and saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5-10 minutes. When it appears to be almost done, add chicken bouillon and won ton mixture. Stir to combine and let cook for a few more minutes. Serve hot.

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