A lot of healing diets emphasize eating more vegetables. With my Very Western Diet upbringing, it was difficult not to make meat the star of every meal of every day forever. It still is, since this is a safe space for honesty.
But I love, LOVE brassicas. All of them. Brussels, kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower. Allum. Obsessed. So I wanted to share some recipes that with minor tweaks can be AIP compliant. Cabbage is the star in all of these.
|Recipe||Source||But Make it AIP|
|Cabbage Anchovy||Food52||Make sure the anchovies are in olive oil|
Sub coconut oil for butter
Nix the black pepper.
Skip the parm
|Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Cabbage||Smitten Kitchen||Oil of choice? Choose avocado or olive|
Nix the pepper
Sub coconut oil or olive oil for butter
|Soulful Cabbage and Collard Greens||I Heart Recipes||Nix the bell pepper and double up on the onion or replace with diced carrot|
Skip the black pepper
Make sure the bacon is AIP compliant
|Eggroll in a Bowl||The Seasoned Mom||Use olive or avocado oil instead of sesame oil|
Use coconut aminos with a dash of molasses and a sprinkle of extra salt instead of soy sauce
Use white wine vinegar instead of rice vinegar
A dash of fish sauce will help round out the flavors more
Make sure to use some fresh or packed minced ginger along with the dried/ ground. It’s just better that way.
|That TikTok Salad||I Am A Food Blog||Use a white wine vinegar or, if you’re schmancy, champagne vinegar instead of rice vinegar|
Sub roasted sliced tigernuts for walnut or skip altogether
Alternatively, you can make an AIP pesto and have it ready to pour over the cabbage
Every place where you omit black pepper, consider adding galangal. It’s like a semi-spicy ginger. It will not be black pepper. It will not be nightshade hot peppers. But it is better than the nothing this diet allows.
I hope this helps you get an idea of how to add more vegetables to your diet, particularly cabbage, which is an awesome vegetable for digestion.
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