Salsa Verde Recipe:

1 ½ pounds fresh tomatillos – husked, washed and halved
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves –rinsed well
½ medium Vidalia onion
1 – 2 peppers (according to desired taste): use either jalapeño or serrano peppers, or one of each. If you are sensitive to spicy food, remove the seeds from the peppers, but do not touch your eyes after touching the peppers!
1 lime, juiced
½ teaspoon salt


To get started, you must remove the husk and wash the tomatillo well before preparing your salsa!
1. Preheat the oven’s broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Place the tomatillos cut side down in a backing dish. Also, include the peppers and the onion in the baking dish with the tomatillos.
2. Broil these ingredients in preheated oven until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Broiling the tomatillos gives the salsa a slight smoky taste.
3. Cool the broiled ingredients and transfer to a food processor. Add the cilantro, lime juice and salt; pulse until well mixed.

Enjoy the Salsa Verde with taco chips or on top of enchiladas and tacos!



How to Prepare Cabbage:
• Choose solid, heavy heads.
• Refrigerate in plastic storage bins.

• Wash and cut just before serving.
• Once cut, use leftover cabbage in 1-2 days.
• Cut the fat by using light mayonnaise mixed half and half with non-fat plain yogurt.
• Cut the salt, by seasoning with a little oil and caraway seeds, red or black pepper, paprika, dill, rosemary or oregano.

Pros of Cabbage:
• Reduce risk for heart disease, stroke and some cancers
• Cut risk of cataracts in older adults and spina bifida in babies
• Speed ulcer healing
• Improve digestive health

Quick and Easy Cabbage:
This is a healthy and tasty cabbage dish and it’s simple to prepare!

1 head green cabbage
1 can (6 ounces) low sodium V-8 juice or tomato juice
½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend
½ teaspoon onion powder
Dash salt and pepper, optional

1. Cut cabbage into large pieces, discarding outer leaves and core.
2. Pack into a large saucepan and add remaining ingredients.
3. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cabbage is tender. Serves 6.