One of my favourite food to eat is cabbage. I can eat it almost every day. Do not ask me why I love it, that’s all.
This recipe is a simple Mauritian style braised cabbage that I grew up eating. Needless to say that I used to hate it. My mam would seldom cook with cabbage, my mam would make curry, which I hated the most.
There’s also a very familiar cabbage, carrot and green bean raw pickle that we eat in Mauritius with baguette bread. This one is my favourite too. Here is a version of this recipe here.
I’ve named that recipe a slaw because it can be called that.
Here is another cabbage ginger broth that I regularly make too. As I make a pot of bone broth every Monday morning using the whole Chicken that I roast every Sunday night for my kid’s lunches.
Roasting a whole Chicken saves me the time and money on feeding the kids healthy lunches all week. This way, I know exactly what they are eating.
I vary the flavours weekly, so it doesn’t get too dull for the kids.
If you like red cabbage, here is a salad recipe that also has the sweetness of mango and slight creaminess of tahini.
If you try this recipe, share your version with me, so I know on social media using @everydaycookingwithmira on Facebook or @healthcoach.mira on Instagram You can even use this recipe for any green leafy veg such as kale, spinach or pak choi.
- 1 head of cabbage
- 1 table spoon of coconut oil
- 1 dry chili or more
- 1 white onion- chopped
- 1 or 2 plum tomaoes- chopped
- 1 clove of garlic - chopped
- Pinch of cumin seeds (optional)
- Wash and thinly chop the head of cabbage.
- Heat a skillet. Add the oil, dry chilli, onion and garlic and fry until onions are brownish.
- Add the tomatoes and cooked until soft, then add the cumin seeds.
- Then add the chopped cabbage and stir.
- Cook for about 10 minutes or until the cabbage is withered.
Note: The cooking time depends on how raw or cooked you prefer your cabbage. I personally prefer it a little crunchy.
Cabbage is cheap low-calorie vegetables yet so nourishing.
100g of White Cabbage has around:
- Fibre 2.4g
- Calories 27
- Protein 1.7
- Carbs 4.1
Vitamins: A, C, K Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, B6, Niacin, Biotin
Minerals: Calcium, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Selenium, Sodium
Main Health Benefits:
- Eye Health
- Immune health
- Cell Health
- Blood Pressure Regulation
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