Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.
This time of year when coughs, colds, and congestion strike more often it is good to have an arsenal of easy, healing recipes on hand. We know that food has the power to harm just as it has the power to heal.
-Ginger contains powerful antioxidant properties.
-Ginger is classified as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and diaphoretic.
-It can help alleviate cold and flu discomfort by treating congestion.
-Cabbage is nutrient packed food. It is high in iron, calcium, iodine, potassium, sulfur, and phosphorus. And, it is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K and folic acid.
-Cabbage has more vitamin C than an orange.
-The high sulfur content is what gives cabbage many of its healing properties.
Today, I want to share a recipe that can help you kick a cold out the door; but, you don’t necessarily have to be congested to enjoy it.
-1 teaspoon olive oil, coconut oil, or butter
-6 cups cabbage cut into 4-inch slices
-1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
-1/4 cup chicken broth
-A pinch of cayenne pepper
-A pinch of salt
Directions: Saute cabbage and ginger in oil or butter for 2 minutes, stirring often. Pour bone broth over cabbage and ginger and cook the mixture until it is crisp-tender. Approximately 10 minutes. Add cayenne and salt. Serve immediately. May be eaten alone, over rice, or with quinoa.
–See this excellent post for directions on making homemade chicken broth.
-For the cabbage in this recipe, you may use green, red, napa, or an type you have available.
-When you are sick, take time to listen to your body.
Please leave a comment and share with us how you use food to heal. If you have a blog, link up your favorite posts/recipe on foods that heal. Let’s make this a really good resource for the season!