Monday, October 15, 2012

What I Ate // Sick Days Edition: Cabbage Potato Soup

Happy Monday darlings!

As you know, last week had me doing a little dance with the fall cold.  Quite a bummer, right?  Anyhow, the one thing I had a hankering for all week long was soup...because after all, it really is the most comforting, soul-warming thing when you are stuck in bed with the sniffles.  

About a month back, the Mr. was sick as well and asked if I could whip up a quick soup for him.  Being that it was the end of the week and we were in dire need of a trip to the grocery store, I scoured the house for any ingredients that I could throw into a big pot and concoct a yummy delicious soup from and this is exactly what came about.  Thank goodness for friends who have garden plots and have showered me with plenty of cabbage amongst other veggies all season long.  I'm not going to lie, this is my favorite kind of soup ever and I have made it every week during the past month.  It's very quick to make, but of course the longer you let it sit and simmer, the more savory and mouth-watering it becomes.  It is hearty and rustic, and altogether perfect for a cold fall or winter day.  

What you need

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound red potatoes, skin on, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
3 carrots, peeled and diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small white onion, finely chopped
5 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
2 bay leaves
salt & pepper
16 oz. can of cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 head of medium-sized cabbage, cored & sliced into ribbons
parmesan cheese & a little more olive oil for topping.


Warm olive oil in a thick-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.  Stir in a pinch of salt & potatoes, then add carrots.  Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until they are tender and starting to brown.

Stir in garlic & onions and cook for another minute.

Add your stock, bay leaves, & beans and bring to a simmer.

Stir in cabbage and cook for another 5 minutes.  Adjust the seasoning by adding salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and top with a healthy handful of parmesan cheese.  Don't forget to include a crusty french  baguette on the side to soak up all the yummy broth once you are finished.

Bon Appetit!  

* Not a fan of cabbage, you can substitute it with kale instead :)
* Yields 4 hearty servings

Catch you tomorrow darlings!
Love Bunches, 


  1. I love cabbage soups! Everyone always tells me that it's boring and grandma-food, but I really really like it! In Germany cabbage and potatoes are seen as poor-people-food that's why it's not very popular among youg people. I think that's sad and people not eating cabbage really miss something!

  2. oooh this sounds delicious, I really need to start making soups now the weather has got colder! xx

  3. This looks so yummy! I am totally printing this out! :) It's been so chilly here, it really is perfect soup weather! :) xoxo

  4. This sounds like it would be so good, especially when sick! Makes me kind of wish I was a little under the weather!

  5. Yummmmmmy!! I love soup on a chilly fall or winters day, especially when you have a bit of a cold, it's the perfect cure! This sounds delicious :)

  6. That really sounds wonderful! I love soups at this time of year!

  7. oh boy! Now that looks like my kinda soup. I will be sure to try! Thanks for posting.

  8. I totally agree with you about soup being the best when you are ill. I had a cold all weekend so I made a beef carribbean curry one day and then a curried cauliflower soup the next. I have to put spices in everything. :)
    Hope you are feeling better!

  9. Oh, but you do have THE BEST food inspirations. This looks heavenly. Perfect for sick days or just fall in general by the looks of it! It not only sounds delicious, but is very aesthetically pleasing as well :)

  10. mmm!!! yet another delicious soup inspiration - you have been posting some really yummy great stuff lately

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  11. Yum! I might make this with kale as I just bought a huge bagful of it! Soup really is the best thing to eat at this time of year. Hope your cold is all better now. Happy Monday :)

  12. I'm right there with you gal...oh if only I could stay in bed and eat soup. College, why do you make everything difficult?

    That soup looks SO good.

    Hope that you feel better soon, hon!


  13. This sounds delish- although I'm sorry you've been sick and hope you're MUCH better now!! I love cabbage, raw in salads and cooked in soup. I'm seriously book marking this and may make it next week. I love a good easy soup that I can eat for days :) Sending you good well vibes!


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