Braised cabbage with caraway



By accident, this post was published last night. 

I try not to post too often, and this was in the queue for posting. 

However, there are so “accidents” in this world. So, I took it as a sign to share this recipe on the blog.

I was inspired by some of the recent posts by others on cooking cabbage. 

Sometimes it happens that we run low on food, but still haven’t gone shopping yet. 

So, I always like to have a cabbage and carrots stowed away as a backup for situations like this. They are less perishable than other vegetables and taste better than frozen.


1 cabbage, sliced

2 onions, sliced

Optional: 2 grated carrots 

1 can diced tomatoes 

1/2 – 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

Salt, pepper to taste

Optional: crushed fresh garlic or garlic powder 


Sauté onions until slightly golden. Add cabbage, tomatoes and spices.

Cover and cook over a low heat. Check to make sure there is enough, but not too much water. Stir to prevent burning. Adjust seasonings.

Here are some pictures:

Slice cabbage:


Grate carrots. I have a small but VERY shape grater for small amounts.


 Sauté onions:


Add other ingredients:


Viola! Final product:

The rest of the family does not like cabbage that much. But, this was enthusiastically approved of. My husband said, “this is pretty good!”



25 thoughts on “Braised cabbage with caraway

  1. jncthedc says:

    People need to understand that eating isn’t ONLY about taste. Sometimes we need to eat foods to satisfy our body’s need to function in a similar way that we take spoonfuls of medication (that may taste horrific) for the relief it offers. The trick is to balance taste and need. A willingness to compromise can add quality to life.

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged says:

      I do not believe that the two are mutually exclusive. Food is a physical pleasure as well as a provider of nourishment and sustenance. When prepared and eaten properly, food can taste good and also be healthy and nourishing.

      Naturally, part of growing up is understanding that there is a time and a place for everything. Balance, discernment and good judgement are necessary components for emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

      Eating is a much broader activity than simply taking food into one’s mouth. As I like to say, “how we do anything is how we do everything.” And, “we take ourselves with us wherever we go.”

      I guess we could call this “food for thought!” Enjoy!💕


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