Comeback Cabbage & The Sacred Seed

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Comeback Cabbage & The Sacred Seed

Comeback Cabbage & The Sacred Seed

The side dish that can accompany any meal…

Cabbage leaves… laid in submission and filled with fluffy quinoa and garden vegetables then rolled into perfection and baked in Earth’s Elements own Elderberry Vinagrette with herbs & spices.

Cabbage, while not your most exotic vegetable, has been harboring a secret and our new age, new foods attitude has contributed to its mystery, until now.  With its colon cancer fighting properties and digestive power, Earth’s Elements side dish, is cabbages’ comeback…Cabbage is high in fiber and chemicals that inhibit tumor growth and protects cells against free radicals, not to mention a great natural source of vitamin C and beta-carotene. In addition to cabbages’ high water content and dissolve in your mouth appeal, it is also an inexpensive food…

Quinoa, sacred seed to the Incas and lifespan of thousands of years, made its way back to mainstream plates when it was recultivated here in the U.S. in the 80’s. Quinoa, often classified as an ancient grain, is actually a high protein seed, rich with all the essential amino acids. Add some curry to it (refer to earlier blog about the health benefits of curry) and be amazed…

Who would have thought…it wasn’t my original plan when preparing this dish for the countless number of times, but when I was faced with another one of those “work with what you got moments” and elderberry, being a staple in the medicine cabinet…well, I just couldn’t resist the temptation to at least give it a shot…and was on to something…deliciously different.

Overshadowed by the reputation of her relatives, blueberry and acai’s anti-oxidant capabilities, elderberry has been limited mostly as key ingredient in syrups and tinctures because of its strength in soothing coughs and congestion, but elderberry can also be used as a culinary addition to any sauce, glaze or vinagrette, such as Earth’s Elements reduction for this side dish. Respect for my “elders” and love for elderberries compelled me  to transplant one in my backyard, but still waiting on the berries… until then, Rose Mountain Herbs is my dealer of choice, wildcrafted, organic and the best herbs I’ve ever used. Elderberries are an excellent source of calcium, beta-carotene, and vitamins such as A,B & C and does a stellar job in combating free radicals, inflammation, building blood, cleaning the system and increasing perspiration.

This is a side dish with no boundaries, you can enjoy it all year long…

How do you like your cabbage?

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