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Aromatic Braised Red Cabbage

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Did you know red cabbage was used by the Romans to help cure hangovers? Could come in handy if you overindulge this holiday season! This warming, aromatic variation will definitely add colour and vibrancy to your holiday lunch but we love to eat this underappreciated yet super highly nutritious vegetable most of the year.

Why we love this? Ancient healers declared it contained “moon power” because it grew in the moonlight. Modern nutritional science now knows its power comes from its high sulfur and vitamin C content. Cabbage is also full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients help prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Who doesn’t love that?

Serves: 4/6
Tsp of Coconut Oil
1/2 a Red Cabbage
1x Medium Red Onion
2x Star Anise
2cm Cube of Ginger
1x Stick of Celery
4x Strips of Orange Zest
Tsp of Mild Chilli
Twist of Pepper
1/2 a Cup of Water
Juice of Half an Orange
2x Dsp of Balsamic Vinegar
1x Tsp of Pomegranate Molasses

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
Cook on hob at low heat

Julia Waghorn

About Julia Waghorn

At 6 years old Julia won a school prize and asked for a recipe book and by 10 years old she wanted to be a cook; so Julia’s interest in food goes back a very long way. In a time when British food had an appalling reputation, cooking for a living was only done by people who couldn’t do anything else, Julia went to catering college to study hotel management but as soon as she could, she got back into the kitchen. Julia went to Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland for a holiday job and stayed 9 years working in various hotels, enjoying the great outdoors and cooking with the superb fresh produce available. She went on to spent some time in London where she owned a Deli and wholesale organic bakery. The business evolved into function catering and working as a private chef including 2 years cooking for a vegan. Julia has always been interested in accommodating special diets in a way that allows everyone at the table to eat the same food. Julia then came to Devon in 2002 to run a B&B but got found out and ended up doing cooking for various enterprises and events and joined the team at Yeotown in 2010. She now lives on the coast at Lee with her husband Peter and lunatic Jack Russell, Millie, and apart from the inevitable cooking her interests are gardening, reading, upholstery and putting her crumbling Georgian house back together.

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