When I was a kid I remember my dad doing the cabbage soup diet. For over a week, we ate cabbage soup! I checked online and the diet still exists. While its healthier than some fad diets, this is definitely not an endorsement. On its own cabbage soup is great, but too much of a good thing usually equals a bad thing. I wonder how this early association has colored my view of cabbage. It tends to sit in the back of my fridge forgotten until I run our of everything else or start to worry it will go bad. But then I cook it and I am always amazed by how good it is. I am reminded that I need to eat more cabbage, but I inevitably forget about it until I get another head in my veggie box. All this speaks to the point that cabbage is highly underrated. I’m sure some of you (like me) have a head hanging out in the back of your fridge. Time to take it out and get chopping!
Storage and Preparation
Cabbage will last for several weeks in the crisper; and even longer if you store it in plastic bag. Before using, remove any wilted outer leaves and wash thoroughly. Slice the cabbage in half and remove the large white core. Once the core is removed, slice into strips for shredded cabbage or prepare as directed
Ideas for Enjoying Cabbage