March 3, 2015

Indian Spiced Baked Cabbage

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I know what you're thinking...."Cabbage? I don't know about this one, I've never liked cabbage so...." Hey, I'll level with you! I can't say that I eat cabbage any other time. In fact, unless cabbage is in a dish that someone else makes, I won't even bother buying it to eat. Yet, here we are with this spicy baked cabbage where you are about to reconsider, because this Indian and Laos-inspired dish packs an amazingly flavorful punch. Throw some sticky jasmine rice under it and it's a party!!

 

And let's be real, the bright colors on this beautiful purple cabbage?! PERFECTION. I'm bright color obsessed, especially when it comes to food. On multiple occasions I have stopped people mid-sentence to go crazy over some aspect of my food I think is too good to wait until the end of that sentence. Earlier this week? Grapefruit. I interrupted my roommate to show her how juicy and bright and pretty the individual cells of the organic grapefruit were. Last week, I was going a little crazy over the mango picture. Hey. Gotta love your food!! Your bright, bold, beautiful food. Or is that just me? lol

 

This week my most notable event (by a long shot) goes to the iPad Mini that I won from an inspiring movement called Feel Free. If you haven't heard about it yet, your life will be forever changed. As I see it, these innovators are changing our social dynamic in a positive way with each passing day. It is their passion to affect the future in a big way, and it's happening. Make sure to check them out on social media on Instagram (@feelfreesocial) and Facebook (/feelfreesocial). After hearing my need for a more portable technology solution, I was given this iPad.... and seriously, wow. I am so thankful for this, an extremely generous gift that's going to make such a difference for this blog, and in my personal/professional life. I'm still floating in the clouds a little bit.

 

 

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30-35 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

 

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving: 1 Cabbage Wedge

Calories: 136

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 medium red/purple cabbage
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt (can also use regular salt)

 

(optional)

  • 1 c. Jasmine rice
  • 1 bunch asparagus

 

 

Directions:

 

  1. Cut cabbage in half. To remove the core, cut a small wedge along the "stem" area. It doesn't go all the way through the cabbage, so the wedge will be about 3" long. Then, cut each half in half again (or into thirds if you'd like smaller wedges.) If you're confused how to remove the core, watch this.
     
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  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Mix lime juice, olive oil, and seasonings in a small bowl and use a spoon to cover the exposed edges of the cabbage wedges.

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  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, they are ready to serve as-is over your favorite rice, quinoa, or vegetables. For a more traditional Laotian dish, serve over sticky Jasmine rice with basil, papaya, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots.

 

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All I can say is, good luck not eating an entire head of cabbage! This is definitely an addicting one, and it's not even 500 calories if you actually did want to eat the whole thing, just sayin!

 

Best wishes,