Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

Happy Tuesday! I've been wanting soup for the past few days, but couldn't really decide on what to make. I had intended on making a white bean soup with kale, but I only had two leaves of kale left. :( I did have some cabbage in the refrigerator that I needed to be used soon, so I decided to make this soup from FatFreeVegan. The recipe can be found here.

I knew I would be the only one to eat this soup, so I cut the recipe in half. I made it last night when I got home from work, so I used the FatFreeVegan's stove top instructions. Her recipe calls for barley, but I didn't want to wait for the barley to cook, so I used quinoa instead. I cooked the quinoa by itself then added it to the stew as the vegetables were cooking. This was very good! My first cabbage soup, and it was yummy!. If you would've ever told me that I would be eating cabbage or cabbage soup, I would have told you that you were crazy. :o)

Don't forget about the Country Bob's giveaway. I will announce the winner on Thursday.



  1. Yeah, cabbage soup gets a bad rap from that weird diet a while back. Glad you gave it a good chance - this looks like a great way to enjoy cabbage!

  2. so excited about that giveaway =)

    This soup is beautiful! love the idea of quinoa in soup!!!!! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. Sounds like a really satisfying meal! I love the smell of cabbage cooking.

  4. Cabbage is awesome! So good for you, and I love it in soups. Mmm. Love the steam wisping off; I can almost smell it.

  5. The soup looks great! You should try this soup from Post Punk Kitchen, really GOOD!! http://www.theppk.com/2010/12/chickpea-rice-soup-with-cabbage/

  6. Jessica...funny you say that about the cabbage soup diet. I took some yesterday for lunch. As I was warming it up, I was asked if I was on the cabbage soup diet....lol

    Jennifer, I wasn't sure how the soup would turn out with the quinoa in it, but I turned out yummy. :o)

    Rose and FF, I used to could't stand the smell of cabbage...now I like it. It's funny how we change as we get older. :o)

    Dena, that recipe looks so good. I'll have to try that next! Thanks for the link! :o)

  7. I've never had cabbage soup, but this looks mighty good to me!

    btw- we've now made the black eyed pea soup once a week for three weeks now.... I can't get enough of it!

  8. I'm telling you that you're going to be eating Hearts of Palm. Call me crazy, but you'll be doing it and loving them more than cabbage.