recipe: buttery cabbage (whole 30 compliant)

I never would have imagined craving cabbage- chocolate, yes! Coffee, yes! Guacamole, yes! Cabbage… not so much! Yet, here I am, sharing a recipe for buttery cabbage that has truly become one of my favorite dishes ever! I have had lots of friends make this dish and they have told me that it converted even the non-cabbage lover. This cabbage melts in your mouth and as the broth reduces you are left with tender, buttery (ghee) flavor with a pop of apple cider vinegar.

This can be served as a side dish, or as a main dish. That is how I have eaten it the past month. I love it topped with avocado cubes or mashed sweet potatoes. It is amazing as a side dish to roasted veggies with a bit of guacamole. I am thinking how wonderful it would taste in a taco! The possibilities are endless with a simply delicious dish like this one.

Food doesn’t have to be fussy to be fabulous and this dish is a true testament to that. This year, we are working on simplifying our life. Using what we have, donating what we no longer need and giving more of ourselves and our time to our community. This simple dish embodies what we want for our family this year. Simplicity wins. No muss, no fuss.

As we are now into February, I am going to keep on the trend of simple meals (as much as possible!) and work on not having any food waste. I will be sharing along the way and hope that you share any tips that you have, too.

I will continue migrating recipes from instagram over here so that they are easier to find- and if there are any that you want in particular, just let me know!

Have a great night and wonderful start to the week!



recipe: buttery cabbage (whole 30 compliant)

Yield: 3-4


  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded (can use green or purple)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 cups of homemade vegetable or bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • pink salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, optional


  1. Heat a large pot over a medium flame.
  2. Add ghee to the pan and once melted add the cabbage, pink salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Saute over medium heat for about 7-10 minutes.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of the broth to the pot and stir until it is mostly absorbed.
  5. Repeat the process above, 1/4 cup at a time, until all the broth is gone and the cabbage is tender. This process takes about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Add apple cider vinegar to the pot and taste for any additional seasoning of pink salt, pepper or red pepper flakes.
  7. Serve immediately.


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