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Breakfast Cabbage Bowl 

       Did you know that dieting is so out? Healthy eating is in! It is becoming more and more trendy to cook and eat healthy food. In recent years, the public’s perspective on healthy lifestyle has been changing tremendously. Even types of food that used to be considered unhealthy, are now considered good and beneficial to your body. For instance, fatty animal products used to be almost a taby but now, because of some amazing researches (ketogenic in particular) are proven to be extremely useful in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

      Because of some old stereotypes, we tend to have this faulty perception that healthy food tastes flavorless and blend. Who would argue with the fact that if you are told that fats and spices are bad for you, you would not be very excited to eat healthy. Fat and spices enrich our food with lots of rich flavors and are good for your body! Of course, everything needs to be in moderation.

      I strive to cook and eat healthy not because of the trend only but because I noticed its impact on my own body. I physically feel better and lighter when I eat healthy. I get a lot of inspiration from different cooking shows on Food Network or Fox and some celebrity chefs. I learn about a lot of various ingredients and cooking techniques. I especially love cooking competition shows. I find them not only fun and entertaining but also extremely educational. What is your favorite cooking show?

      This time, I decided to use very simple ingredients though. I came up with a breakfast cabbage bowl recipe. To start things off, you will need to cook a few strips of bacon. Let me share a little trick with you about cooking bacon. I found this method on the internet years ago and it’s been working great for me. The trick is to pour some water in the skillet, enough to cover the bacon fully. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer until all the water is evaporated. At the end, flip the bacon and cook for another thirty seconds or so. This way, most of the fat will be rendered and your bacon will be crispy like never before.

     While the bacon is cooking, cut your a carrot and a bell pepper julienne style, and shred the cabbage as well. Some people use mandolin or some other shredding tools but I use just an old fashioned knife. That’s just the way my momma did it and that’s how I like it! Saute your carrots with a little bit of coconut oil on high heat for a minute or two, then add bell peppers. Another minute later, add the cabbage. Season your dish well and cook on medium heat until the vegetables are soft but not mushy.

     When it comes to seasoning, you can use whatever combination of spices you like. I just went with salt, cayenne pepper and some fresh lime juice. I decided to keep it simple but still very flavorsome. In order to assemble your dish, put the cabbage in a bowl, generously sprinkle with the prechaped delicious bacon, top with a poached egg, and finally, you can garnish it with some chopped fresh green onions or chives.

     Now, poaching an egg can be intimidating, but it is actually not that difficult. Crack an egg into a small bowl. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. Make sure the water is salted, and also add a tiny splash of vinegar. Vinegar will help hold the egg white together. Stir the water, creating sort of a virtex and then gently drop the egg. Cook for three and a half to four minutes.

    Finally, enjoy this tasty, healthy, and nutritious dish since cabbage is so rich with vitamin C, even more than oranges. You can have a dish like this as a hearty breakfast or light lunch.

 

Step by Step

1. Start cooking the bacon.

2. Cut the carrot and bell pepper julienne style.

 

Carrots

Bell Peppers

3. Shred the cabbage.

4. Saute the carrots and bell peppers in a separate pan.

5. Add cabbage, season, and cook until done.

6. Chop the bacon and sprinkle on top.

7. Top your bowl with a poached egg. 

8. Garnish with fresh green onions or chives

Ingredients

1 Carrot

1 Bell Pepper

¼ of a cabbage

Bacon

1 Egg

1 tbsp of lime juice

Cayenne Pepper

Salt