Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup-I love the flavors of sweet and savory combined. What women doesn’t like chocolate covered pretzels? This soup adds a hint of sour to the mixture. Perfect!
Olive oil for sautéing
2 leeks sliced thin
2-3 large carrots-chopped
3-4 stalks of celery-chopped
1 small head of purple cabbage-shredded
1/2 cup Apple Cider vinegar
1/4 Agave or Honey (or a comparable amount of brown suger)
28 oz can of chopped tomatoes (San Marzano are the best!)
6 cups vegetable stock
Salt and pepper
DIRECTIONS: In a soup pot on medium heat, cook onions, carrots and celery in olive oil, until they are soft. Add cabbage, and cook until it just starts to wilt, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients and boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-11/2 hours. You may ned to add more vinegar or Agave to balance flavors. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Joker Salad-The name of this salad came from my husband Paul. He said the colors reminded him of the Joker costume worn by the Batman’s infamous arch-enemy. Only in my house!!
!/2 Head of purple cabbage-shredded
1 Bunch Collard Greens-Julienned
2 Large Carrots-Shredded
Handful of SugarSnap Peas-Julienned
1 Red Pepper-Chopped
2 Ears Fresh sweet raw Corn cut off the cob (It’s my secret favorite ingredient)
Handful of dried Cranberries or Raisins
Handful of chopped raw Pecans or Walnuts
4 Tbs-Olive Oil
2 Tbs-Sesame Oil
2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos or Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Tbs-Tahini or Peanut Butter
2 Tsp Agave or Honey
1/2-3/4 Tsp Grated Giner
Salt and Pepper to taste
Put all dressing ingredients in tightly sealed container and shake hard, or just make in blender. Add to salad and work through.