Cabbage is a wonderful vegetable that we are fortunate enough to have, for the most part, year-round. This vegetable is in the cruciferous family and the benefits of adding it to your healthy eating plan are vast. New research has proven this veggie to be loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory richness, both of which are powerful in cancer prevention. If you have inflammation in your body, it leads to many different health issues. Cabbage is a health food that contributes to keeping the inflammation low. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C which keeps your immune system running at its best. And lastly, cabbage is beneficial in supporting the digestive tract. Studies have proven cabbage to be of great support to the stomach and intestinal linings. Bottom Line? Eat more cabbage. I also recommend eating a different variety of cabbages, such as red or green. Experiment with a few different types and find the one that you like the best. This recipe is quick, simple and can be a main course or a lovely accompaniment. If you choose it as a main course and feel you need something a bit heartier, serve it over buckwheat or brown rice noodles. Enjoy!
Sizzling Cabbage & White Beans
1/2 head of green cabbage – chopped
1 large clove garlic – chopped
1 clove of a shallot – chopped
2 stalks celery – chopped
1 15oz can organic navy beans – rinsed
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP braggs liquid aminos
1 TBSP brown rice vinegar
1 tsp herbamare – plus more to taste
1 tsp pepper
2 TBSP pumpkin seeds
drizzle extra virgin olive oil
In a large sauté pan, add the coconut oil and heat to medium. Add the garlic, shallot and celery and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the cabbage and toss a few times; cook for 2 minutes. Add the braggs liquid aminos, brown rice vinegar, herbamare and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Finally, add the beans and pumpkin seeds. Toss over the heat a few times just to warm the beans. Do not overwork the mixture as you do not want the beans to break down. Transfer mixture to a serving dish and drizzle with a high quality olive oil.