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What to Do with Red Cabbage – Real Food Basics

Red cabbage is a wonderful vegetable that’s a lot easier to use in cooking than many believe!

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is a wonderful vegetable that’s a lot easier to use in cooking than many believe! So what can you do with this big head of cabbage you may have seen in your local grocery store but been hesitant to buy?

  1. You can slice it up and eat it in a raw salad.
  2. You can fry sliced red cabbage by itself or together in a stir fry.
  3. You can add some in a soup
  4. You can chop it up really fine and fry it as “rice”, similar to “cauliflower rice”, but with a fun color and flavor.

I love adding curry powder to red cabbage dishes, and as always, GARLIC and salt. Red cabbage has a great flavor by itself, and it works with lots of different flavor combinations. Just like it’s sibling white/green cabbage, it goes great fried together with salmon or chicken. Add a bit of seasonings and the meal is done!

The next few days I’ll be sharing 3 specific ways of how you can use red cabbage in cooking, so come on back here and get inspired to eat more red cabbage! :)

The intense red/purple color shows you that red cabbage has a strong concentration of antioxidants. Just like Brussels sprouts, kale, and the other vegetables in the Brassica oleracea family of vegetables, red cabbage also has the same important cancer-fighting, immune strengthening, and healing properties that are crucial in today’s society.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s eat more red cabbage! :)

What to make with red cabbage:

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What to Do with Eggplant – Real Food Basics


Eggplant, or aubergine as it’s called in most of the world, is one of few fruits that you should never eat raw (yes it’s actually a fruit, not a vegetable!). Because of it’s unique skin, eggplant is one produce that is not as important to buy organic.

Eggplant is often called “poor man’s meat” because when cooked well it has a little similar taste to meat. My favorite meat & eggplant combination is ground meat and cubed eggplant, fried together with chopped onion in coconut oil. Add some salt, pepper and a bit of cinnamon (sounds weird but it’s really good!). You can also add some cayenne pepper. Serve this dish together with cauliflower rice or add some cooked beans and eat it with a spoon. The most important thing i that you try eggplant with ground meat, because it’s really good!! :)

What to make with eggplant:

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