Cabbage has a long season of availability, from February-November in Southern California. It can be green, purple (red), or white with shiny or crinkly leaves (the latter is more rare). All varieties are great cooked or raw--it's slightly sweet flavor is delicious steamed or roasted. Like other cruciferous vegetables (such as kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts), cabbage contains phytonutrients with antioxidant properties that help protect your bodies cells from diseases including cancer. Select your cabbage at the grocery or farmers market by choosing a crisp and heavy-feeling head with vividly-colored, densely-held leaves.
Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD
As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.