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!”



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25 thoughts on “Braised cabbage with caraway

  1. Haddon Musings December 31, 2015 at 1:50 AM Reply

    Simple and perfect. Great idea. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marcia Strykowski December 29, 2015 at 3:39 PM Reply

    This looks delicious, thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jncthedc December 28, 2015 at 4:58 PM Reply

    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 December 28, 2015 at 7:26 PM Reply

      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!💕


  4. Osyth December 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM Reply

    I absolutely adore caraway and it is an often overlooked flavour, I think …. I will surely give this a whirl – both my husband and I are mahusive fans of the cabbage 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. CHCooks December 23, 2015 at 12:59 PM Reply

    Looks lovely 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love Served Daily December 23, 2015 at 1:35 AM Reply

    Nice and easy

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Lynz Real Cooking December 22, 2015 at 11:29 PM Reply

    Yumm looks very nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jncthedc December 22, 2015 at 4:02 AM Reply

    I don’t know if you meant to write something about this dish, but all I see is a heading?

    Liked by 1 person

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