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Bonus Cooking Episode #9 with Andrea Catherine | Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor | Cabbage
4th July 2018 • GREEN Organic Garden Podcast • Jackie Marie Beyer
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Tuesday July 2, 2018  and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor Andrea Catherine is here to share with us her recipes for eating cabbage!

What’s cooking?

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Retreat at Spirit Ranch at Home in Your Heart


It’s Rainy 47º so different then a month ago, for Memorial Day

Sunny and warm

hasn’t been that warm since

typically dry climate

vegetables are growing well

farm share


Wicked Good Farm

I don’t think I’ve talked about cabbage

cleaning out food

kapha balancing food

good gut cleanser

not the food we want to eat raw if your tending towards gas and constipation

2 different ways

an intern working with me

amazing young woman

passion for healthy food


trade for farm share

Napa cabbage Asian slaw

I like to make sauer kraut too! share that recipe too

asian influence



Crunchy Asian slaw

cabbage fiber

aiding in feeling satiated or full


raw recipe

cooked recipe

not a slaw

raw one

tending toward fast digestion

need to slow things

things go right through you

first your gonna wash and chop

take one head of Napa Cabbage

Asian cabbage

sour kraut with it

napa cabbage

different then your traditional head

lighter softer

easier to chew

  • chop one head of Napa cabbage
  • broccoli florets
  • green onions

sub in vegetables that are available

haven’t had scapes yet

garlic Scapes

We have scapes at our house!

slowly pull the scape out of the garlic plant

when the garlic grows

tender piece that turns into the flower 

if it turns into the flower it takes all the energy

You don’t want it to flower

pull that out, and pull it quite gently you’ll get quite a long scape

Does it taste like garlic?

Yes it does!

  • tender
  • chop it up
  • fresh garlic
  • pesto if you want

Napa cabbage

I use scapes instead of green onions

fresh mint or cilantro


She says chop but I might do it pretty thinly sliced


want to chopping, and pureeing is starting the digestive process early

less work your body has to do to digestive the food

Most of us probably don’t chew enough

So we can start the chewing process outside our body

make a sauce

  • garlic clove
  • fresh greens or green onions

quarter teaspoon ginger or fresh ginger!

Hey you know what I got in NY? Fresh Turmeric

They have it here at the health food stores well

It will turn everything orange

old cheese

remain kind of a gold color

but you do need to mind that it is a dye as well

  • turmeric
  • olive oil
  • avocado oil
  • coconut oil
  • rice vinegar
  • soy sauce or Bragg’s amino acids

there’s a Braggs coconut amino acids instead of soy

  • plain greek yogurt

I’ve been really enjoying plain greek yogurt!

  • You can add some local raw honey or maple syrup on the East Coast if that is accessible

chow mein noodles

up for the carbs

raw version of what to do with cabbage

  • ginger
  • rice vinegar
  • yogurt
  • soy sauce

will help aid in that digestive process

It’s not that you’re eating raw food that doesn’t have fiber

Asian slaw

her variant of her recipe

I’m grateful for Margaret for sharing

cabbage head

Cabbage Comfort Food

My former mother-in-law Jamaican

  • watch her do in the kitchen

she’s cooking me the cabbage

very homey and soothing

She will start with some kind of oil and add spices

  • cumin
  • ginger
  • garlic


  • onions
  • fresh garlic if you have it
  • peppers

if you don’t have peppers you can skip them

if you’re trying to be seasonal

garlic scapes

stalks of heartier greens

kale or chard

crunch from stalks

  • salt
  • pepper
  • cumin
  • coriander

turmeric and ginger as well


Typical head of cabbage

you can use the Napa cabbage  but it will cook a lot quicker

really thinly

mix the red and green together

whole head of cabbage

it will take up some room but it will cook down

slice that really thinly

toss it around

spices make it so delicious

add whatever vegetables you have mix with other greens

I added some shitake mushrooms for some protein the other day




Can be such a soothing side dish

I even had it as a main dish when I cooked it with mushrooms

mix it with rice

serve it with fish

We’ll talk about fermenting maybe in the fall.


Do you use the Napa cabbage?

You could use but it will cook quicker

different consistency


can cook it

tend to use heartier cabbage

Could you use a red cabbage?

red or a green cabbage

more anti oxidants

can’t really go wrong unless your cooking lentils and pasta together! That’s a mistake I made when I was 21!

experimenting and play

try the two different cabbage

vary the spices

use ones your familiar with

add one new one

experiment take a recipe

Are cabbages in Montana ready now?

I had a Napa cabbage from farm share a few weeks ago?

I had at least 2 cabbages already!

Wow ours are just babies in the ground?!

Even if they’re not u yet I think it could be in the future.

It’s been raining, we’ve been getting firewood! 

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