cabbage soup with apples and cider cream*












1/2 head cabbage thinly sliced (approx 8 cups)
1 potato peeled and small dice
1 onion chopped

saute the above in a heavy bottomed stock pot in 1 T earth balance and 1 T olive oil until soft and browned, about 15 minutes.
Then add...

6 cups vegetable stock
8 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 T red pepper flakes (optional)

simmer for about 30 minutes, remove thyme sprigs and puree half of the mixture.

~sauteed apples~
3-4 golden delicious apples, peeled small dice
saute apples in 2 T earth balance until soft and browning, season with salt and pepper.  set aside.

~cider cream~
1/2 c apple cider
1 6 oz container plain soy yogurt
reduce apple cider to 1/4 cup and stir in plain yogurt

when soup is done, place in individual bowls and top with apples and a dollop of cider cream.
garnish with fresh thyme sprig

Notes:  while the soup is simmering, saute the apples and make the cider cream.  i like to prepare the soup a day ahead so the flavors fully develop.  This is a very economical soup to prepare but yet has amazing flavor and very pretty presentation.  enjoy.


*no animals were harmed making this soup

19 comments

  1. Definitely a fall soup. Sounds really good!

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  2. Janet,

    I am going to make this...thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
    I love the combination of cabbage and apples.
    I do a stir fry with cabbage and apples, Omega Naturals Apple cider vinegar and some raisins....and we eat it with such gusto...it's embarrassing!

    I feel another embarrassing moment on the horizon...

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  3. If it tastes half as good as you have made it look, I'll try it.

    Love your presentation.

    xo Jane

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  4. I made butternut squash soup the other night with cider cream, although my recipe used sour cream. Maybe I should try soy yogurt sometime! :)

    Linda

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hello and leaving such a sweet message. And Amen to The White Stripes! Best. Band. Ever ; )

    This recipe looks delish and I love that it's Vegan.

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  6. Oh My... That sounds amazing! I've been cooking up a storm lately & soup is my next victim. That looks yummy! Can't wait to make it... Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  7. this looks so good. Awww, you're so good. I'm going to have Kate tackle this one.

    Love,

    j

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  8. Looks totally delicious. And I love your soup tureen with the pretty lid - gorgeous. X

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  9. I love soup for fall and winter meals and I appreciate every new recipe I get. This looks deish! BTW - I made Green Chili Soup from your recipe this weekend and it was fabulous, as usual!
    Karin

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  10. Thanks so much for the recipe. It looks delicious, my friend.

    xo
    Claudia

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  11. Dear Janet, Oh how this reminds me of Budapest. Cabbage is a Hungarian 'national treasure' and is an essential part of Hungarian cuisine. Your soup looks and I am sure tastes delicious and no greater compliment can I give to you than it looks exactly as my Hungarian housekeeper would produce it!! [She is a 'national treasure' too!!}

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  12. steve - perfect for the chilly nights.

    leslie - you are too funny!

    jane - thanks, try it and report back.

    linda - i veganized the cider cream from an epicurious recipe. is that the one you use?

    marie - thanks and yes i do love jack.

    alexandra - try it would you?

    julie - kate can def handle this. it sounds harder than it is.

    sarah - thank you.

    karin - thanks and i just made that green chili pumpkin soup last week. it's so good.

    claudia - thanks.

    edith - thank you, what a compliment!

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  13. Yep, it is! I forgot to say that your soup looks yummy and very healthy too! As usual, nice photos and I love your soup tureen!

    Linda

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  14. Looks beautiful, and like I said, I think you're the poster girl for apples. Would you please call the apple association ASAP! They need you.

    Just wondering, did you ever watch Lucy?...... :)


    Julie

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  15. Oh I love the idea of cider cream- it sounds like two things that wouldn't go together at all (acidic and creamy) but I bet it's delicious. Thanks for the recipe x

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  16. If it tastes as gorgeous as it looks in your pretty bowl...I'm trying it. It looks heavenly.

    It's freezing cold, windy and rainy today - a fire and soup sounds perfect. :)

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  17. I agree with Jane and Sarah....if tastes half as good as it looks. Your presentation is stunning...I am definitely going to try this with the cider cream.

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  18. linda - i'm putting the cider cream on gingerbread too. it's freaking delicious.

    julie - i called but they put me on hold so i gave up.

    jennifer - i think you will like it. imagine sweet, spicy and creamy.

    sarah - it tastes best the next day.

    annie - i'm looking forward to trying it on your pumpkin soup.

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  19. Wow! The soup looks absolutely amazing, and the best part is that it seems so simple!

    Also, I love the herringbone jacket you are wearing in the previous post.

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