Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bringing back the past

This is a photo I took seven years ago in the very early stages of my food blogging. This photo has always been one of my favorites, so simple and yet taking on the true form of the cabbage and its many uses along with hearty recipes. I took the picture outside on my patio, placing the cabbage on my grill cover. Imagine that! Instant back drop!

Today, however, I was inside my kitchen photographing as well as reading over a few recipes and came across a cabbage and mushroom stir-fry combination. It looked very easy and I liked the caloric count, practically nothing! No need to run to the grocery as I had the mushrooms and cabbage in the veggie bin. Mushrooms were ready to be used....and already sliced! I measured out two cups of mushrooms.

In this photo, I have coarsely chopped two cups of cabbage~not much effort here....

I used my large skillet and added three tablespoons of olive oil and a half teaspoon of chopped fresh garlic.The stir-fry process lasted about seven minutes. I like my veggies a bit crunchy, so it all depends on how tender you like yours as to how long you will need to cook the cabbage and mushrooms. Serve immediately while steaming hot!

There it is~it couldn't be easier ! Sometimes, less is more~very few ingredients for a delicious side, if you happen to like cabbage. Salt and pepper to taste. For a little zing, I sprinkled on some ground red pepper.


M.D. Johns said...

Jann, when I started blogging, I also took food out on my deck to shoot, but never put it on my grill. Great idea.

I adore cabbage. Your photos are delicious and so is the recipe - I will have to try it.

Simona Carini said...

That's a beautiful photo! And I agree with you that less is more. I am partial to minimalist recipes: few ingredients and lots of flavor.

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

A very striking photo indeed. I like vegetables such as cabbage a little crispy too. What a healthy and fresh dish.