Cut Cabbage Like a Champ

I’ve got to be honest with you for a second. I’ve had an awesome two weeks. Two of my best friends came to town, I celebrated four birthdays, I had a four-day weekend, and my husband passed a really important exam that he’d been studying two months for. Just awesome.

The downside of awesome social weeks is that my diet has been just dreadful. I’ve been trying to keep cookies and snacks out of reach to remove temptation, but when you have three parties in a weekend it’s impossible to simply *avoid* your temptation foods.

I didn’t realize just how much crap I was adding to my system until I woke up this morning and had zero energy. Then the rest of the day nothing would get me grooving. It was like being a zombie all day. So I need your help to keep me on track this week. It’s accountability time. I have no interest in feeling like this for another week.

Thanks for your help!

I have another odd vegetable that I’m working with this week. Cabbage.

I don’t eat much cabbage. Not even on New Years Day to be honest. But either way, I think it’s an important thing to know about so let’s get started. We’re going to run through two options, dicing your cabbage into square pieces OR long slices.

1. Gear Up

  1. Cabbage
  2. Chef’s Knife
  3. Cutting Board

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2. Cut your cabbage in half. You should end up slicing the white stub on the bottom in half.

To Make Squares

1. Hold onto the white stub and make 6-20 slices (depends how large you want your squares to be) with your knife’s tip pointing at the stub.

This is similar to my onion tutorial. You want to make sure that you don’t break through the back-end so that all of your slices stay stuck together.

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2. Turn your whole cabbage 90º and make 6-20 perpendicular slices.

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3. Use your hands to find the white stub pieces so you can remove it.

You can still eat the white part, but I’d suggest cooking it a little longer than your leafy pieces.

To Make Strips

1. Hold onto the white stub and make 6-20 slices with your knife point towards the white stub.

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2. Make a single perpendicular slice about an inch from the white stub.

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3. Use your fingers to remove the white core.

Yes, you counted that right. This is only actually four steps. This means you have plenty of time to make some awesome food for super cheap because cabbage is very reasonably priced.

I posted some yummy-looking cabbage recipes on Pinterest for you because I’m going to leave the actual recipe-making to the experts. But check it out! And leave me a note in the comments here with your favorite way to eat cabbage. My favorite is having it on fish tacos.

 

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