Thursday, January 2, 2014

Simple Cabbage Soup {Taste and Create}

Welcome, 2014...I'm back to participating in Taste and Create. Somehow this fun monthly blog exchange fell off my radar in 2013. But I contacted Min and this month I was assigned to Seduce Your Tastebuds. It's a gorgeous food blog written by Padmajha Sureshbabu under the pen name PJ. When she started her blog, she was full of doubt, asking herself: "What am I doing?! If I start a blog, will I be able to do justice to it?" Yes, PJ, you are doing a fabulous job and I am happy to have found your blog.

There were so many of her recipe that I want to try. They are bookmarked for future dinners. Check out her: Dragonfruit Salad, Coconut Kheer, and Simple Beetroot Pooriyal.

But for a quick, mid-week supper, I adapted Seduce Your Tastebuds's Simple Cabbage Soup. Thanks to my CSA box from High Ground Organics, I had plenty of ingredients to make this veggie-heavy. And since I didn't  need to hide the cabbage, I only blended about 2/3 of the soup, leaving some of it chunky and rustic. Also, I don't have a pressure cooker, so this took some adapting, but it was a hit!

olive oil
5 stalks of celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 head of cabbage, chopped
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 tomato, diced
1 poblano chile, deseeded and chopped
4 C organic chicken broth
2 t ground cumin
1 t ground coriander
freshly ground sea salt
freshly ground pepper
black sesame seeds for garnish

In a large souppot, heat a splash of olive oil. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion, poblano, and cabbage. Cook until fork tender. Add in the chicken broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Season with cumin and coriander. Let cool slightly, then blend to the consistency that you want. Add salt and pepper to to taste. Serve garnished with black sesame seeds.


  1. Hi Camilla! Thanks for trying out this recipe from my blog and really glad to know that you enjoyed it. I am yet to post the recipe from your blog but will do so soon :)

    And wishing you and everyone at home a very happy and healthy year ahead :)


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