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Curry Cabbage Soup

The week of un-Thanksgiving flavor marches on, and nothing better to detox from overeating than some cabbage. Right?

cabbage soup

Recipe straight from Healthier Steps | Serves: | Time: ~30 min


1 lb green #cabbage, washed

2 tbsp coconut oil, or 1/4 cup water/vegetable broth

1/2 cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp cumin

1 carrot, chopped

1-14 oz can light #coconutmilk (use full fat if you want a thick curry)

1/2 cup water

3/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste

Rice, potatoes, or whatever for serving, but tonight I just ate like a soup


Slice cabbage in 1 inch thick strips, set aside in a bowl, or cheat like I always try to do. Buy yourself a bag of shredded cabbage or "coleslaw kit."

Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until is soft about 3 minutes stirring. Add coriander, turmeric, thyme, cumin, carrot, cabbage and stir.

Add coconut milk, water and bring to a boil. Cover saucepan and reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until sauce thickens.

Healthier Steps suggests serving with brown rice, but I went with rainbow quinoa. I think it would work with cauliflower rice quite nicely, but we had that last week and I'm planning for it next week.

So does it detoxify? According to, yes! The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes free radicals and uric acid, which are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.

What I ate and drank today

2 cups of herbal tea

4 glasses of water (water filter was broken at the office today. Gonna try for two more before bed.)

Veggie snack (~1 cup of chopped zucchini, carrots, and yellow peppers)

Tomato basil soup with side of bread

Celery with peanut butter

Curry cabbage soup

2 pieces of swiss cheese


~2.5 miles of walking

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