Apr 11, 2013

Cabbage Soup Recipe





Many know by now that I enjoy cooking especially now because I've been on this Healthy Journey since August of 2012. Living a healthy life does not have to be boring and eating healthy food does not mean your food will be bland. This journey has inspired me to cook more and think outside my norm and use seasoning that I've never used before. I am an experimenter which is why when I cook I never use measurement. I go with the flow. I believe my best teacher has been "TRIAL & ERROR" and that's how I learn and take risks. So I'm going to share my Cabbage Soup Recipe with you all. This is my FIRST time making soup let alone "Cabbage Soup". I'm proud of myself because I did it by myself. No recipe. Someone asked me "Do I Follow Recipe's? And what site or recipe book would I recommend?" I do not follow recipes neither can I recommend any sites or books. I'm not saying their aren't any. I'm pretty sure there are but I've never had to follow a recipe or tried to. Maybe oneday soon. ANY WHO... I don't want to talk y'all ears out. So let's get to the meat of this post.

Yesterday I wanted something healthy for the remainder of the week. That was light and clean and I had a sudden taste for soup. I heard a lot about the Cabbage diet. So I figured I would make cabbage soup. My father would make cabbage soup but I never watched him neither did I know his recipe or asked for his recipe. I said to myself "SELF" and myself said "HUH?" Faith you are going to try this on your own. If all fails you can always try at it again. I'm all about trial and error as I said earlier in this post. So I won't ramble any longer.


**THE RECIPE**



*DISCLAIMER** When I cook I don't use a measuring cup. So I can not tell you measurements. But I can tell you what I put in there. My advice is to GO WITH THE FLOW! That's all I do all the time. Trial and Error is the best teacher EVER!

**INGREDIENTS**







  1. Garlic
  2. Yellow Onion
  3. Green Bell Pepper (Make sure you use very little of this. Too much green pepper will make your cabbage soup BITTER)
  4. Carrots
  5. Peas
  6. Green Beans
  7. Lima Beans
  8. Corn
  9. Corn Cob
  10. Cabbage (You only need a half a head of cabbage)
  11. Potatoes
  12. Garlic Salt
  13. Pepper
  14. Salt
  15. Water & Broth Base & Seasoning (or you can substitute the broth base for "chicken broth") **NOTE: The broth base I have is 100% Natural and healthy. The brand name is Orrington Farms.
(You can add any other veggie like celery)


**INSTRUCTIONS**



1. The first thing I did was Sauteed the Garlic, yellow onions, potatoes, green bell pepper and carrots in a deep pot with Canola Oil. I sauteed until slightly tender. Note: You don't want it overly tender because once you add you broth you will have to cook it a bit more. You don't want the veggies falling apart. 

2. On the side I boiled my corn.


3. I poured in my water and started to add the broth base and season. 


4. Add the cabbage, and the rest of your vegetables. By this time you can add your corn in. You may have to add more broth after adding this in. (I personally like more broth.) Make sure you adjust your season. Do a taste test.


5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium


6. Adjust seasoning if needed


**NOTE** You can also add some basil, red pepper (if you want a kick). Do what you like and make it your own.




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