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Taoist Diet: Red Cabbage with Apples and Bacon

Red cabbage with apples and bacon

Red cabbage with apples and baconTaoist Diet: Red Cabbage with Apples and Bacon

Cabbage is awesome – especially red cabbage! It’s chock full of fiber, vitamin C, A, and K. It can be eaten raw in slaw or salad form. The only thing better than red cabbage is red cabbage with apples and bacon!

The following recipe can be made with olive oil, butter, or bacon, and with or without apples and onions, so it’s great for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. It’s a great dish for breakfast or dinner. It goes great with eggs, any meat dish, rice, mashed potatoes, or buckwheat. But if you really want to treat yourself, serve it along side roast duck!

This recipe takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 5-10 minutes to cook.

Red Cabbage with Apples and Bacon

Kitchen Stuff You’ll Need:

  • a large pan or pot
  • a knife
  • something to stir the cabbage


Food Stuff’s You’ll Need:

  • a red cabbage
  • butter, olive oil, or some bacon
  • a few small apples (optional)
  • a small onion (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Let’s Cook Some Cabbage!

Wash your cabbage and apples.

  • Loosely cut your cabbage.
  • If you’re using apples and/or onions, cut them into small cubes. There’s no need to peel the apples first.
  • Cook cabbage, onions, and apples on medium heat with either some bacon, a few tablespoons of butter, or olive oil.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. If you like sweeter cabbage, feel free to add  a bit of sugar to the mix.
  • Remove from heat as soon as the cabbage has softened a bit.


And that’s it! A delicious and nutritious side-dish for any meal!

The DO’s and DONT’s of Cabbage Making

  • DON’T overcook the cabbage. Mushy cabbage is edible, but it’s not nearly as good.

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