Random thoughts and discoveries about life's joys and challenges as a single mother trying to become a vegan with with two sons and three dogs.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Cabbage "Noodle" Soup
Cabbage is 39¢ a pound this week. That irritates me as I JUST bought a head of cabbage last week for 99¢ a pound. :::sigh::: Although I had not used the cabbage I bought last week, I bought another head of cabbage. That means, I have a cabbage backlog that needs to be used. So, I decided to make Susan Voisin's Cabbage "Noodle" Soup today.
The recipe is easy to follow and relatively quick to pull together. I sauteed a Mirepoix until the onion was soft. Then I added water, spices, cabbage, and chick peas. I doubled the cabbage and used ½ head versus the ¼ head in the recipe. I also increased the water by 2 cups. Finally, I added 1 teaspoon of No-Chicken flavor Better Than Bouillon. I covered this and let it simmer about 45 minutes until the veggies were tender. Then I added the remaining ingredients.
VOILA! I have a pot of very healthy soup that has less than 120 calories. I can eat this without guilt. The next time I make this, if I double the cabbage, I'll be doubling the chick peas as well. Chick peas are my absolutely #1 bean. LOVE THEM! So do my dogs. They hang out in the kitchen and I toss them chick peas for a healthy and low calorie doggie snack.