Gluten-Free Week: Day 4 LUNCH

Whenever I think of lunch, I think of my love affair with cabbage, which I am unsure how it came to be, but however it came to be, I LOVE CABBAGE! I love how crunchy it is, how flavorful the difference types of cabbage are, from Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Bok Choy, Napa, Chinese cabbage, savoy, red or green, they all are so delicious!!!

When I get married I want to celebrate as many cultures do by enjoying a big bowl of cabbage soup! Yu-um!

Well as you know, I am fascinated by where food comes from, the cultures, nutrition and Remedies of every sensational ingredient, so I am too excited to share again about one of my favorites vegetables…Cabbage!!!

Giggle, want to know something very AMAZING about Cabbage?

Cabbage is more than 5,000 years old and the first fermented cabbage is said to be created in South East Asia for stamina, energy, health, healing, as an apothecary as a healing remedy for new mothers sore nipples when frozen, as well as it was used as a wound healer in ancient Mediterranean cultures. Cabbage has been known to cure ulcers, kidney infections, kidney stones, gall stones and bladder infections and is extremely rich in the compounds that prevent cancer, per a research study done by The Polish Women’s Health and Seoul National University Research team.

Cabbage has become an important part of food, health and healing in many cultures, China, Mongolia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Norway, Italy, Korea, Japan, India and Romania to name a few.

Cabbage has such powerful nutrition that I think it should be mandatory that everyone love it and eat it at least once a week. Cabbage is rich in Vitamin C, Fiber, the phytochemical Anthocyanin’s, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Iron, Fiber and Magnesium. When you ferment cabbage and eat it, you are getting the much-needed probiotic that is mandatory to create healthy bacteria in women’s bodies as well as rejuvenating the body’s bacteria when it has been wiped out due to medicine, antibiotics, douching and the many other reasons that our body’s yeast gets removed and causes issues within our bodies.

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Crunchy Apple Cabbage Slaw with Beans

2 c cabbage, sliced

1/2 c mushrooms, chopped

1/2 c carrots, finely diced

1 c broccoli, chopped into bite size

1 apple, diced

1 lime, juiced

2 tbl pineapple vinegar

1/2 c sesame oil

2 stalks celery, chopped

3/4 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp black pepper

½ tsp paprika

1 tsp mustard powder

1 red bell pepper, sliced

½ small red onion, sliced

1 c lima beans, cooked

 

Toss all vegetables together with beans, set aside.

In a small bowl add spices, oil, lime, whisk to combine. Drizzle over salad.

Serve. Enjoy

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