Fast, Crunchy, Flavorful and Cheap! Are you hungry?
When I was a kid, my Nana would use cabbage in a variety of different dishes. She would use Green Cabbage a lot in delicious soups. Other times, she would over cook the cabbage… and by the time it got to the table, all it’s flavor would be gone! My Brother and I would look at each other in disgust, and plan our cabbage escape. We knew the dogs in the house wouldn’t eat the cabbage, so that left us to hide it in a napkin and run as far away as possible after dinner.
My Mom on the other hand, did a better job with cabbage as we got older. She would make really awesome cabbage salads and also use it in stir fry dishes from time to time. As I got older, I found new ways to cook with cabbage. I’ve become fond of Red Cabbage. Red Cabbage to me looks friendly. Doesn’t it? The red color is so inviting and if cooked right…it promises to love you by adding a tremendous amount of phytonutrients to your body. Now who can deny that kind of love?
The dish I want to share with you is so simple and fresh. If you’re a single bachelor, have a large family, or on a tight budget…this is your dish! I sense you’re hungry? Let’s get started…
1 to 2 cups of chopped Red Organic Cabbage
1/2 of a cup of chopped small Yellow Organic Onion
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon of Organic Olive Oil
1/2 of a cup of Organic Flat Italian Parsley chopped
1/2 teaspoon of unrefined Sea Salt
1 cup of Organic Red Quinoa
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
Boil a small pot of water for Red Quinoa on high. Once boiled, take 1 cup of your quinoa and place into boiling water. Reduce heat to medium high. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft. While Quinoa is cooking, wash your Red Cabbage and your parsley. Chop cabbage, parsley and onion. Heat a pan of Olive Oil on medium to high heat. Once heated, place minced garlic and onions in pan to brown. Reduce heat to medium. Add in your cabbage and mix all into oil. Cook cabbage no longer than 2 minutes. You want to retain as much crunch and rawness as possible. Add in your parsley and sea salt. Mix all together and reduce heat to low. Pull your quinoa out of pot and drain. Add quinoa to heated pan of veggies and mix. Take out a nice plate and ready to serve!
Note: This meal will take 20 minutes to cook. If you cook the quinoa the night before, it will only take you 10 minutes tops. Try and keep the cabbage from over cooking.
Purpose of Dish: This dish is perfect for people that have digestive issues, people who are short on time, vegans , gluten sensitivity issues and kids who need veggies. Red Quinoa has the highest protein content of any grain. You may find it at most Health Food Stores, like Wholefoods and Trader Joes. Neighborhood grocery stores should carry it as well. If you live out in the country, you may order it online. Enjoy!! Remember…the healthier you eat, the less conversations you will have with your doctor and the more time you will have enjoying life!