Bean and Cabbage Stew

Good cabbage prices means it was my go-to green veggie recently. Most of what I bought went into Asian-style dishes. But with a remaining half sitting in the produce bin, I wanted to make a veggie-packed stew with it as a change of pace. Having a hearty vegetarian stew in the freezer is awesome for those days when I haven’t gotten enough veggies with my meals. It’s an easy way to get a bunch at once. I pulled together this stew, inspired by another one I love, and paired it with a piece of toasted Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread spread with butter. Simple, and delicious!

My Dragon Noodles

This month I’ve been doing a version of a pantry challenge, where I’m focusing on using what’s in my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry instead of going to the grocery store constantly. There are lots of recipes on Budget Bytes that are good for this sort of thing, sometimes just requiring a fresh produce item or two. Dragon Noodles sounded like a great fit for a quick and easy meal, with a few adjustments to work better with what I have. And that’s one of the things I love about the recipes on this site — they’re quite flexible, and Beth encourages adapting a…

Delicious stir fried cabbage

St. Patrick’s day brought great sale prices on green cabbage, so I’ve had a couple to use for new things this month. One new thing was a stir fried cabbage that I absolutely loved, and was able to use both as a regular side dish and as an ingredient in my customized version of Dragon Noodles. My husband found this recipe too sweet for his taste, but I couldn’t get enough.

Pickled cabbage

Cabbage was on sale recently and normally I’d just get a modestly-sized one, but the only option was giant-sized. The first half went into a simple cabbage salad, and for the second half I felt like trying something new. And now that I have some nice quart-sized jars a neighbor gave me, I’m obsessed with the idea of pickling. Recipe Pickled Cabbage Salad from Smitten Kitchen Process notes used 1/2 large cabbage included 3 shredded carrots used mustard seed instead of celery seed packed cabbage into (3) 32oz jars (1 quart each) + a 16-oz (1 pint) jar Results I can’t believe…