Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage and Apples

This was another request from my husband. To make it healthier I used stevia in place of sugar or agave. Stevia worked fine in this dish. I added julienned apple for additional natural sweetness. This dish gets a big flavor punch from the cloves.

When you make this dish it is important to lightly cook the cabbage so that the maximum amount of nutrition remains in the cabbage. I cook it until the cabbage just begins to wilt and is still a little crunchy. Here is the cabbage dish I made tonight.

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage and Apples
Makes 6 servings


1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ cup water
2 apples, cored and cut into julienne
8 cups red cabbage, finely sliced
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 whole cloves, smashed (or ¼ teaspoon ground cloves)
6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 scoops stevia, or to taste


Water sauté the onion until tender. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Serve hot or warm.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 107.16
Calories From Fat (5%) - 5.63

Total Fat - 0.68g
Saturated Fat - 0.09g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 153.67mg
Potassium - 806.84mg
Total Carbohydrates - 24.93g
Fiber - 8.44g
Sugar - 4.84g
Protein - 4.01g


This dish was well received tonight at dinner. My father asked me to show him how to make it once he picks up a head of red cabbage. I would say this dish is omni approved.

Each serving of this dish contains approximately 400IU of vitamin A, 130mg of vitamin C, 150mg of calcium, 175mcg of folate, 75mg of phosphorus, and 50mg of magnesium. Cabbage is good source of calcium and vitamin C, which is always something I forget until I get the nutrition numbers from the cookbook program.

Unrelated note:

I am going to relax the rest of this evening so there won’t be any more recipes until tomorrow. I have a few errands to fun tomorrow but should have time to post a recipe or two before dinner.

Have a great evening everyone!


  1. Oh, that looks fantastic! I love everything with sweet and sour taste and this dish sounds very healthy and simple to make. I'll definitely give it a try as soon as I have all the ingredients in my fridge. Thanks for sharing, Alicia!

    p.s. Thank you for letting me know that you'll participate in my giveaway. I'm so excited to find out what you'll come up with:)

  2. Oraphan,

    Thanks! We love sweet and sour anything too. This is quick and easy, I guess this would have been a good recipe for your giveaway.

    Of course I am going to participate, there was no doubt about it. Any suggestions for what you would like to see me make?

    have a great evening,

  3. Thanks for this recipe--I love cabbage and am always looking for new ways to use it (and I can actually eat this!) :)

  4. Ooo, that sounds so tasty and simple.

  5. Ricki,

    We love cabbage too. I am just starting to play around with stevia regularly. Expect to see more recipes using it in place of agave in the future.


    This is quick and easy. I don't think it took me more than 15 minutes to make this including the chopping.

    I hope you both had a wonderful holiday,


  6. Hi Alicia,

    I would love it if you could create "Easy Veggie Seitan" by giving very easy method of cooking and add some veggies in the mixture. I loved how you used beets and onion in the mixture. I've got really inspired by your experiment with seitan but I'm still not brave enough to try it again.

  7. Oraphan,

    I will give this some thought. My steam/baked method is the easiest one I have come up with yet. But, I will give this some thought and see what I can come up with.


  8. Thanks so much, Alicia! I believe whatever you'll come up with would be wonderful:)

  9. Oraphan,

    I will definitely work on trying to make the seitan easier. That may not happen before the end of your contest (but I promise I will get it done as soon as I can).

    Either way, I will submit a recipe.

    have a great holiday weekend!


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