Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

I had some cabbage I needed to use up, so I decided to make this Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup.  It was very easy and came out great!  The best part is it only calls for simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!  This healthy soup is made in the slow cooker so it can cook even when you leave the house!

slow cooker cabbage soup

The other day when I sent Marcus to the store to get some diced tomatoes, he accidentally bought tomato sauce.  This soup was the perfect use for that sauce.  Plus, the house smelled so good when this was cooking!

This soup recipe makes a ton, but it freezes great.  I like to freeze it in serving sized containers so I can just grab and defrost what I need.  If you wanted to bump up the protein in this recipe, I think adding chickpeas or white beans would be good.

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Easy Cabbage Stir Fry

The other day, my husband Marcus, made a delicious meal using odds and ends from the fridge. Sometimes the best meals come out of using the leftovers!  This Easy Cabbage Stir Fry was a perfect example of that.  He posted a pic of the meal in my Facebook group, and a lot of people wanted the recipe.  So he made it again with measurements, so I could share it with you.  If you love cabbage, you will also like my Cabbage Salad and my Asian Slaw.

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This meal whips up in less than 40 minutes.  It’s vegan, gluten free and even paleo friendly.  It’s also budget friendly. If you wanted to bump up the protein, you can always serve it over quinoa.

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Asian Slaw

I have been wanting to so an Asian slaw for quite some time now.  This week, we had some leftover red cabbage and I took that as a sign.  What we came out with was so good!

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This Asian slaw would be great in some spring rolls, or in an Asian wrap with your favorite protein.  It is definitely a dish that will be made often in our house.  Just today, I added some cashews to it for my husband’s lunch and he said they were amazing on top.  So even though it’s not pictured, I will add it to the recipe. 🙂 This is a quick dish that can be made in a few minutes.

Asian Slaw

Serves 4 servings

Asian Slaw

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 head red cabbage chopped
  • 2 apples diced (I used gala apples, but any would work)
  • 3 carrots shredded
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 T toasted sesame oil
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup toasted cashews
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Throw the cabbage, apples, cashews and carrots into a large bowl .
  2. In a small bowl , whisk
  3. the remaining ingredients to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss.

Notes

This made about 4 servings and should last for a week in the fridge. Enjoy!

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Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry

Stir fries are a great way to use up extra vegetables you have in your fridge.  That is exactly what I was doing when I came up with this cabbage peanut stir fry.  Sometimes, you really don’t even need a recipe.  Just throw a bunch of stuff together and viola!  Instant meal.  Sometimes you come up with an amazing new meal.  That was the case with this cabbage peanut stir fry.  This will become a staple in our meal rotation.

stir fry

If you wanted a little extra protein in this, you can serve it with baked non GMO tofu or chicken if you are a meat eater.  It would also be great served over black or wild rice if you wanted to stretch the meal out a bit further.  This dish was inspired by my Peanut Noodle Stir Fry.

Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry

Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry
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Ingredients

  • 1 head cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper sliced thin
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced thin
  • 1 green pepper sliced thin
  • 4 carrots shredded
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice not from concentrate
  • 1/4 cup organic soy sauce or bragg’s aminos
  • 2 T toasted sesame oil

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, throw the cabbage, peppers, carrots and oil and cook on medium covered until some of the cabbage cooks down. It will seem like a lot, but I promise it will cook down a bit.
  2. Stir the vegetables frequently.
  3. While the veggies are cooking, in a large mixing cup, add the peanut butter, soy sauce and orange juice.
  4. Once the veggies have softened a bit, add the sauce and cook a bit longer until everything is combined.
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