Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Duck Egg Cabbage Soup

I've been home sick today.  What ever my youngest daughter had last week, caught up with me this week.  I won't go into any details, but it was painful and exhausting.

Finally I felt hungry enough to try to eat something.  I was hungry enough to take the chance, because everything I put on my stomach caused massive discomfort today, but I started craving cabbage soup.  When I crave something, I know it's my body telling me it needs something.  I just happened to have all of the simple ingredients I needed to make exactly what I was craving.  So this is what I made, and it was DELICIOUS!  And very simple.

I was only making enough for myself and only had a little less than a quarter of a head of cabbage for this.

1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 quart water
1 tbsp veggie bullion
1/4 head cabbage
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
1 duck egg.

I heated the olive oil, and sauted the onion, garlic and celery until soft.  I added the water and bullion and bought the mixture to a boil.  Once it was boiling I added the chopped cabbage and tomatoes and boiled for 10 minutes.  I poured the still boiling soup into my bowl and cracked the duck egg into the bowl.  I spooned a few more spoonfuls of the boiling broth on top of the egg to poach it.

Voila!  A yummy healing dinner for my tummy - which turned out to be the best thing for my tummy all day!