Monday, September 24, 2012

Cabbage Soup

Photo of cabbage soup with Sriracha hot sauce in it.

1 head cabbage, cut up
1 Tablespoon butter
1 large onion
2 carrots, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
3 tomatoes, skinned and chopped - or a small can of tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large potatoes, cut into cubes
1 box chicken broth
1 box beef broth
1 small can V8
soup spice mix, I get this at ethnic store or when I go to Serbia
water, however much to make the soup as soupy as you would like

caramelize the onions in the butter, add in the garlic, carrots, and celery.  cook the veggies for a little while to add some caramelization.  Add the rest of the ingredients and good until done.

Cabbage is high in vitamin K and contains vitamin C, folate, and fiber.  These are all great when trying to fight a head cold.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Light Coleslaw

Pictured here is slow grilled/roasted/smoked  BBQed pork butt on a bun topped with coleslaw.  The cabbage for the slaw was from my garden and the dressing I created so that I would not have to add too many more calories to the meal.

1/2 head cabbage, sliced, chopped, or run through a food processor with a grating attachment.
1 large grated carrot

for the dressing:

1 tablespoon light Mayo
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt.  I like to drain a lot of the liquid off the yogurt in a strainer lined with a coffee filter for a thicker dressing.
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
a few shacks of celery seed
a sprig of rosemary, chopped very fine
a teaspoon to a tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or splenda
salt and pepper

Mix the dressing together and let set in the fridge for 30 minutes so that the flavors can combine.  Toss the cabbage and carrots with as much of the dress as you like on your slaw.


-Chicken and Spinach Lasagna 
-eggplant parmesan (eggplants are going great in the garden this year) 
-Stuffed Chicken breast 
-BBQ pork chops 

not sure what else the week will hold for dinner

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Last weeks menu, what I can remember of it anyway.

Cabbage soup
Mac & Cheese
Roasted Marinated chicken breast
Chicken Tacos