Dunking Cabbage Soup

Dunking Cabbage Soup

In today’s current state, it’s essential that I use my platform to support brands that are actively supporting my community. Now that we are all working to stand in solidarity and unite as a country, I expect nothing less than that from larger brands like Aldi, H-E-B, and Kroger. The outpouring of support from the latter two has been cool, but Aldi has some work to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Aldi and support them anyway. I just think it would be refreshing to see a bit more diversity on their platform. I know my people love “ALDIS” (that’s how Black folks say it, lol) just as much as do (mini-rant).

Ok, now let’s get back to the situation at hand – my Dunking Cabbage Soup Recipe. It’s delicious Asian Inspired, low carb, and full of veggies. It’s the perfect soup to overindulge on. What makes this soup super irresistible is that I chose to use the super thin cabbage in place of your typical noodles. BE SMART GIRL!!!! Continue reading for the recipe!

INGREDIENTS

Meat

  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs

Other protein options:

  • Shrimp
  • Ground pork
  • Ground turkey
  • Chicken breast
  • Tofu

Vegetables

*Select four of five of your favorite options or unload your entire veggie bin on them boys as I did.  

Add these veggies first:

  • 1 White Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Green Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Poblano Pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup white mushrooms (chopped)

Add the following veggies towards the end:

  • 1 Zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 Yellow Squash (chopped)
  • 1 Radish (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 arm of ginger  (finely chopped)
  • 6 cups of Cold Water (enough to cover ingredients)
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of oil to sauté your veggies
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste)

Dipping cabbage

  • 1 head of cold cabbage (thinly sliced lengthwise)

DIRECTIONS

In a large pot, sauté your vegetables in order, as indicated above. I started with my mushrooms, white onions, and a few green onions. Add water and season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic. let simmer for about ten minutes. (*note: you want your broth to be well seasoned. I use water so that I can control the level of sodium. If you opt for a veggie or chicken broth, just be careful of over-salting.)

Add your protein and cook until tender

Add your finishing veggies

Serve with green onion garnish

Keep cold until ready to DUNK !!

“Life is short; Eat well.” | Brennan’s of Houston

“Life is short; Eat well.” | Brennan’s of Houston

Brennan’s of Houston has always been so special to me. Long before I was a blogger I was a cute overactive little girl, and for my 5th birthday birthday my grandfather hosted my fifth birthday party at Brennan’s of Houston. Back in the day my grandfather was hired by Brennan’s to lay carpet. He must have built up quite the rapport with the owner because he offered to lend my grandfather the entire restaurant to host a private gathering, with as many people as he wanted. My loving grandfather said he thought of nothing more special than hosting my birthday party there.

Fast forward to now and I’m being invited to attend Brennan’s Fall brunch tasting hosted by EaterPass. It was extraordinary to say the least!

 

 

Believe it or not, I haven’t been back to Brennan’s since my fifth birthday. And boy has a lot changed, lol. Not only was the food outstanding but I also got the chance to learn more about EaterPass! Eater Pass is like Class Pass (subscription service that allows you discounted access to all of Houston’s fitness gyms) but for restaurants. It’s an app developed by Courtney Steinfield. A self-proclaimed foodie and lady boss. Eater Pass connects young, fun-loving folks with insider pricing at the hippest spots in town. All while helping more people create fulfilling local experiences. Whether you prefer testing out the newest spots that crop up on your local food scene, brunching with your gal-pals or relaxing with a cocktail in hand on a patio with twinkle lights above; she’s got you covered! That’s what it’s all about – the experience!

 

 

I love learning about and experiencing the new things and watching Houston’s Culinary scene thrive.in Houston’s culinary. Especially when I get to pair those experiences with creamy, deconstructed Non Parfaits, crispy quail beignets, and savory eggs hussarde. Let’s not forget about Brennan’s dessert trio stacked with mini bread pudding souffles, pumpkin tres leche and bananas foster! On second thought, who could forget about that? LOL.

 

In addition to Brennan’s beautiful fall brunch menu here are a few other ways to get in on the fun:

  • Daily 7-7-7 Happy Hour at our Courtyard Bar from 2-7 PM, featuring especially selected wines, cocktails, and dishes for $7.
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring live Jazz band & Second Line with the option of a la carte or a mix and match, three course brunch.

Shout out to our friends at EaterPass! We’re so excited to be working with them, and hope to see your food-loving followers in soon. Remember, VIP20 gets your followers a free month membership, which means a free Trouble Tree (Specialty Fall milk punch) for the table and 20% off their meal. 

Special thank you to Natalie (IG: natalie.j.photography) for the amazing photos.

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