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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Juicing and Raw food

Just try it it's good for you!!!







Sunday, January 6, 2013

Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Soup

I feel like a bad ass! But I had to make this recipe easier and tweak it!
I admit I had a bit of a tough time making the previous recipe, steaming the leaves, they ripped, messy steps. I pretty much made it easier.

To make this I just shredded the cabbage and turned the filling into meatballs and added extra water, and chicken broth or stock into the sauce.

It's just like the stuffed cabbage rolls but easier to make, and to me it's even more tasty.

In a large pot add 6 cups of water or chicken broth, I used Knorr homestyle chicken Stock. 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 Tblsp olive oil, 2 tsp lime juice, 2 cups of shredded cabbage.
Then add the meatballs(filling recipe is on previous post for Stuffed Cabbage Rolls). Yes go read my other post, then come back here!!!

Simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.

Serve hot and garnish with raw strips of cabbage and green onions.

In my opinion. When you bite into the meatballs, cabbage and the flavors combine with the broth and freshly chopped green onions oh my goodness!! I don't know, but I really enjoyed this this. Just saying :)

Enjoy!!





Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

First time making this dish. I began to hate it because of the cabbage leaves being to big and ripping as I pulled them off of the cabbage. It's ok I learn. Tip from my friend Martha: boil the entire cabbage. It'll be easier to pull the leaves off.
I began to hate the dish due to how the cabbage smelled but I ignored it. I really wanted to try the dish and I knew it was going to be tasty.

I saw the recipe on FB and instantly was attracted to it.
Here's the recipe, I added garlic to the filling just cuz and a lil extra white wine. This is the recipe I came across, I doubled it when I made it at home and added too much lime juice. I also added too much tomato sauce in the filling. I was wondering where the tanginess came from, the lime ha ha. I always make a mistake somewhere. Even though this was my first time making the recipe, it came out yummy. Everyone in my family enjoyed the dish except my little ones, they're beginning to be picky eaters. They didn't like the cabbage smell.

Follow the recipe!!!


Ingredients:

1 cabbage

Cut the stem off. Steam about 12 leaves to make them easier to make rolls with. You can steam or boil an entire cabbage if you prefer. If the leaves rip like mine don't worry about it. Bring water to a boil then turn it off, wait about 10 minutes or until the leaves are pliable and they don't crack.

For the filling:

2 lb ground pork
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 Tblsp chopped onion
3 Tblsp tomato sauce
1 cup cooked long grain rice ( yes cooked)
2 garlic cloves chopped
2 tsp of lime juice
3 ounces white wine

Combine the filling ingredients. Make into meatballs, set aside.

Sauce:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
1 cup of water

Take each cabbage leaf and stuff meat in each leaf. Turn into rolls. Yes it's fun and messy. Place rolls into a pot.

Pour the sauce over the stuffed cabbage rolls.

Cook covered on medium simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve hot,

Enjoy!!!












Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Have a delicious 2013!

Tradition :) I ate my grapes and drank champagne at midnight. I'm ready to embrace the new year with positivity, creativity, a new project and a few ideas.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones.

Cheers!!!!

Jo