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Red Cabbage and Apple with Cinnamon

Red Cabbage and Apple with Cinnamon

Happy February everyone! I am so sorry I was awful at posting this month. I am back with an exciting new healthy recipe. I have made this a couple of time before and I have never given it the praise it deserves, this is such a tasty dish!

As my readers know I like to cook with healthy foods, mainly fruits and veggies. I am not a vegetarian, but a cautious eater. I used to be badly over weight up until I was about 21 (now I am 24) so I have since lost a significant amount of weight and I didn’t do some crazy insane diet. I just changed my way of thinking and my way of eating. I started cooking with more vegetables and came to realize the only way, for me, to get healthy is to make my own food and stay active. Eating colourful foods is a very important way to do this. If something comes from the earth looking beautiful like a big purple cabbage you have to know that its good for you.

I have always been drawn to colourful vegetables.  Why eat a normal brown potato when you can have a beautiful red one, or why eat normal onions when you can have a light pink shallot? I know different recipes call for specific things but cooking is about experimentation.  Its about being truly fearless to make something amazing, and sometimes you will fail but that is just part of the excitement! As my favorite chef, Julia Child used to say, DON’T BE AFRAID!

The goods!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Shallots – Thinly Sliced

5 Green Onions – Thinly Sliced

2 Tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar

1 Granny Smith Apple – Peeled and Sliced

1/2 Cup Raisins

1/2 Cup Water

1/2 Cup FRESH Grapefruit Juice

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Red Cabbage – Shredded

3 Table Spoons Red Wine Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Red Cabbage

SIDE NOTE

Take a moment to look at how beautiful that is. The colour is so dark and rich and looks so healthy. the shape of it remarkable. Its incredible to me something so perfect came from a seed. It looks like a maze of purple. Ahhh we are so lucky!

I bought this at my local Farmers Market. This weekend your homework is to go and check out your local Farmer Market if you have one. You will be amazed with what you will find! Hope to it!

Directions:

Cabbage and Apple

Using a Dutch Oven, heat your Olive Oil over medium heat. Add the Shallots and Green Onions, cook until softened. Add the Brown Sugar and cook. Stir often as to caramelize and brown the onions. Stir in the Apple, Grapefruit Juice, Water and the Cinnamon Sticks. Cook down and stir for about 3 minutes.

Now stir in the Cabbage, Raisins,  Red Wine Vinegar, and Salt and Pepper. Bring to a boil. Bring down the heat and allow to cook with the lid on for about an hour. When you are ready to serve remove the Cinnamon Sticks.

Apple and Onions

This is such a Healthy Meal, Snack, Side. It tastes like apple pie! I highly recommend this for your next meal to make as a side dish!

Red Cabbage is more than 90% water. Its extremely high in Vitamin C, and also offers Vitamin A and K. Red Cabbage also is great for your immune system by aiding it in producing more antibodies.  It also works as a body cleansing vegetable, containing large amounts of sulfur and other minerals that work to cleanse the digestive system.

Apples are apples! They are perfect in every way. One a day really does keep the doctor away. Try it with this amazing recipe! Sure to be a hit at your next dinner table.

The Perfect Side

– Matthew xx

{Season to Taste}

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Apple, Blueberry, and Grapefruit Pie

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I wanted to bake some kind of desert for my birthday, I had cake the night before and wanted to have something different, so I decided to make a fruit pie. I bought a bag of grapefruits this week along with apples and frozen blueberries. I have had apple pie, and blueberry pie, but never grapefruit pie. I think that these three flavors would go well together. This was very simple pie to make and only takes 30 minutes to bake.

 

Ingredients:

2 Pie Crusts (I used frozen store bought ones)

2 Large Gala Apples Peeled

1 Large Grapefruit

1 1/2 Cups Frozen Blueberries

1 Table Spoon All Purpose Flower

2 Tables Spoons Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

photo 1 Directions:

Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees. Peel your apples and grapefruit, make sure to remove the skin of the grapefruit and then cut into even pieces, combine in a large bowl then add the frozen blueberries. Mix in cinnamon, brown sugar, and flower. Make sure that the flower covers all the fruit so that they can thicken a bit. Once the fruit and the powered ingredients have been mixed together put the contents of your bowl into one of your pie crusts, set aside. photo 2

Then carefully remove the second pie crust from the tin holder and flatten the crust like a pancake and cut strips to cover the pie in a woven basket pattern. Then put the pie in the over to cook for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow the pie to cool for an hour before serving.

Pie is such a great desert, you can do so many variations, its a desert that you can be truly creative with. Try mixing different flavors together to make a unique taste, and who knows it might be the best pie any of your guests have ever eaten. It is also a nice substitute for a cake or heavier desert. I once went to a wedding where they served several different types of pies instead of having a large wedding cake, it was so much fun. Give it a try and see what you can come up with!

-Matthew {Season to Taste}

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