Skinny Simple Braised Cabbage

  • Date March 18, 2014
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I will never win a cooking competition. I realize this as my goal is to make things healthy and delicious. How could I compete with those that want to make it delicious but use the cheater non healthy ingredients? - main one being butter. Butter makes everything better. I could make anything taste could if I used butter.

Stay on track Erinn. We are talking about cabbage.  Specific to this recipe, my competitors would add in bacon or sugar or both. No doubt they would win. However, I can do my jeans up without needing to suck in and lay on the bed. #winning.

Add cabbage to your repeat grocery items that you purchase weekly. I purchase a large green and large purple cabbage every week. Yep. that is how much cabbage we consume on a weekly basis. A quick search of my own blog revealed that I have a ton of cabbage recipes already!  But why not have more!!! I also have been eating a ton of the spa bowls at Browns and decided it was time that I tried to braise it myself.

Browns Social House - Spa Bowl with Braised Cabbage

Given that 100 grams of raw cabbage is only 30 calories, you won't need to worry about eating too much of this (although, proceed slowly. I have been building up my stomach to cabbage for a year now, too much and you might experience some sever cabbage "air issues").


  • Red Cabbage (chopped)
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • White vinegar
  • Vegetable Broth (or water)


Did you know that I am full of facts that I want to share with the world daily? Oh wait, this is why I have a blog! For example, did you know that red cabbage will normally turn blue when you cook it. This is why you have to use vinegar or an acidic fruit when cooking it to keep the rich red color!

Ok, don't worry about grabbing a pen. I think you can remember this. Cut the cabbage into your desired size. Add vegetable broth or water with white vinegar and bring to boil in a saucepan. Turn down, cover and simmer. Mine took 60 minutes to get my desired softness. Right at the end I added in some balsamic vinegar, turned back up the heat and sauteed the cabbage in the balsamic vinegar.

I forgot the goat cheese in the picture above! Fail. Goat cheese is amazing with cabbage. Just amazing!

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