Crockpot Red Cabbage and Apples (Paleo)

The opportunity to housesit could not have happened at a better time. With holiday sweets and leftovers stacked high in both of my parents’ fridges, I needed the chance to physically remove myself from the proximity before Christmas Eve and Day repeated themselves over and over again.

Now in an empty house in literally the middle of nowhere, I can detox for a few days and eat some more wholesome foods. Plus I get to read my new books and “play” with the weighted hula hoop that I got for Christmas (yes, similar to Alvin and the Chipmunks, I wanted a hula hoop for Christmas). Well, maybe not immediately. I already have some killer bruises from hula hooping the first time for 10 minutes 😦

Anyway, back to food. Since I knew I’d be sitting in a house all day, I brought along my crockpot and cooked up some red cabbage and apples. Topped with a little bit of sour cream, it was the perfect thing to eat as I rediscovered my love of Netflix (I don’t allow myself to go on Netflix during the school semester).

Red Cabbage and Apples (Paleo)

Red Cabbage and Apples (Paleo)

Ingredients: 

1 head of red cabbage, chopped

2 onions, chopped

2 large apples, peeled and cubed

1 and 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions: 

Place all ingredients in a crockpot and stir together. Place on LOW for 4-6 hours. Stir once halfway through cooking time. Let cool slightly and top/mix in sour cream (if desired) before serving.

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This year’s Christmas picture with the siblings (not that you could tell with us standing directly in front of the tree. Oops.)

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Love this recipe Deanna – I’ve made it a few times with pork – as Jamie Oliver has a very similar version!

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  2. This sounds delicious, I love the flavor combo of the cabbage and the apples, I never would have thought of putting the two together! I definitely need to detox now that the holiday’s are coming to a close too!

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    • I know! I’ve found that apples go great with a lot of combos… onions, pesto, broccoli, and even BBQ sauce! And it’s too bad the holidays are ending, at least there’s still New Years though 🙂

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      • Wow I’ll have to try them with BBQ sauce, I bet that would be delicious! One of my favorite apple combos is roasted apples and Brussels sprouts!

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