Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simple Sauteed Cabbage

I have only ever tried raw, uncooked cabbage in dishes like coleslaw, fumi salad, and the like.  Well, I have been missing out!  The farm had some beautiful cabbage this week and I just had to pick some up.  The weather had been cooling down and I really didn't want a cold salad, so I decided to try something new.  WOW!  This is not only one of the easiest side dishes ever, it is so delicious!  I can't believe how much flavor is packed in this simple recipe!  If you have never tried cooked cabbage, you owe it to yourself to try this recipe.  It's perfect for these cold weather evenings!

Ingredients (serves 2 as a side)

1/2 large head of cabbage
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste


  1. Remove core of cabbage and discard.  Place cut side down and thinly slice as you would for coleslaw.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add cabbage, salt, and pepper.  Stir to combine.
  3. Saute 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender and just starting to brown.  Serve warm.

Adapted from Ina Garten

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekly Menu

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!!  Hopefully you will all enjoy extra time with family.  We are having a very small Thanksgiving dinner this year (just my immediate family of 4), so I have total freedom in menu planning!  I'm kind of excited for the change of pace and the chance to build some traditions of our own.  We picked up some great produce at the farm this week and even have a brand new veggie to try: romanesco broccoli!  I am so excited to try it because it might be the coolest looking vegetable ever!  Along with the romanesco broccoli, we chose some chard, red leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, kale, zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, and cauliflower.  We also picked up some pie pumpkins and red potatoes from another farm that are not pictured.  With that, we will make the following:

  • Gardein Crispy Chicken Wraps with Sauteed Cauliflower
    • using the lettuce, tomatoes, and cauliflower

  • Thanksgiving Menu!
    • Roasted Romanesco Broccoli, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Chard With Feta, Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Pie Martinis!  We will be trying the Vegan Seitan Wellington from Native Foods Cafe as a main course (something I have been wanting to try for years!!)