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Steph’s Spicy, Savoury Cabbage Soup

written by Head Health Nutter October 1, 2008

Last week we announced changes to Live Lighter and its posting schedule. While Wednesday’s are now health-related reviews and recipes or videos are supposed to be on Friday, I need a little more time to write Part II of my review on the Grail Springs Holistic Health Resort. Please expect this post on Friday.

But I don’t want to leave you all with nothing, so here’s Friday’s planned post, a fabulous soup recipe I created a couple of weeks ago. Normally I find cabbage soup pretty blah, but this one I’m truly impressed with. I made it the night of my return from Grail Springs and I swear it made my culinary talents explode!

It’s delicious and nutritious, and will help you lose weight and cleanse your system. I made mine extra spicy (this is not reflected in the following ingredients), so much so that Honey won’t eat it. But hey, I love it and so do the spice-loving guys at work! Tell me what you think if you should be so bold and try this unique cabbage soup recipe out.

Steph’s Spicy, Savoury Cabbage Soup

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Serves: 15 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 small head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 huge carrot, shredded
  • 1 can Romano beans
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, deseeded and diced (if desired)
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (or more if you like REALLY spicy)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (more or less, or none at all)
  • 1 tsp sea salt or Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 14 cups filtered water

Instructions

  1. Saute onion, celery and pepper in oil until onion is translucent.
  2. Add garlic, salt and pepper, sauté for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add water and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add cabbage, carrots and beans.
  6. Simmer for 40 minutes.

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