Food Porn July continues with Southern Boiled Cabbage.
As with Peel-a-Pound Soup, cabbage is your friend when you are a Southerner on a low-carb diet or Keto diet. The things that are making you fat are mainly sugar, alcohol and excessive amounts of carbs found mainly in overconsumption of starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes.
Southerners also enjoy fried foods and consume too many excessive calories from heavy use of seed oils. It is the soda, beer, sugary snacks, fried foods and your sides combined with lack of exercise that are making you fat. In order to lose weight and get in better shape this summer, you will need to consume more soups and leafy green vegetables to stay full. The challenge is mainly in what sides you are eating rather than your meats because your body only needs so much protein while it stores the carbs.
I’ve found that one of my favorite sides that I like to cook in bulk and always have ready to eat and pair with some type of smoked or grilled meat is boiled cabbage with ham hocks or bacon fat.
Here’s another version:
Unless you think I don’t practice what I preach, I had the Beer Can Chicken tonight with sides of boiled cabbage and grilled green onions:
This is plenty of leftovers for several meals this week: