Monday, November 30, 2009

German Cabbage Soup (Krautsuppe)

Alright, the pigging out has got to stop! I've been a naughty naughty thing and have eaten so much indulgent foods this holiday weekend. Pumpkin pies, apple tarts with cashew cream, biscotti, bread stuffing with mashed potatoes, gravy, potato chips and chocolate chocolate chocolate! I tell you there's nothing more satisfying than laying in bed watching a dvd with a bar of chocolate by your side. Trader Joe's dark chocolate truffle, Ritter Sport marzipan and Anassa orange marzipan with dark chocolate have been my friends.

So to start off healthier this week, I opened up my favorite cookbook 'Olive Trees and Honey' and made the German cabbage soup recipe. It's very simple: cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, onions, potatoes and veggie broth flavored with caraway seeds, salt and pepper. And it tastes so warm, comforting and very delicious. To make it heartier, I added about a 1/3 cup cooked rice to my bowl at lunch. I wouldn't mind having this every week.


veggievixen said...

mmm, kraut. gotta love those germans. i have been meaning to do more with cabbage, but haven't gotten around to it. this seems like a really great recipe for super cold wintry days when i gets dark at 4:30 pm. oh, like today.

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

I'd love a big bowl of that right now. cabbage is one of my faves. I always thought I'd fit in with Charlie's family from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because they ate cabbage soup every day. Do you think I can make this with red cabbage? I think green and red taste pretty similar, and I kind of like the idea of pink broth.

Eric said...

I bought Olive Trees & Honey because your Moroccan pumpkin soup dish looked so delicious and I absolutely love that cookbook. I made the pumpkin soup for Thanksgiving and it was a hit.

I love Krautsuppe, I'm gonna have to try this one (so many good recipes in there I want to try).