Red Cabbage and Potato Soup

by foodsmarty

This is a simple soup and is rich in flavor despite being dairy-free and meat-free. Red cabbage is full of glucosinolates, such as sinigrin, which are a secondary metabolite of the family of plants Brassicaceae. In addition to imparting the “cabbage” odor, glucosinolates are also anti-carcinogenic. The macrobiotic diet, especially good for cancer patients, is very rich in plants from the Brassicaceae family. This soup is not considered macrobiotic, because it includes white potatos, which are from the family Solanaceae, considered by some in the lay community to be inflammatory. This has not been proven scientifically. Potatos are a simple carbohydrate and should only be eaten on occasion. They do have more potassium than coconut water.



1/2 head red cabbage

1 lb potato

1/2 white onion

1/2 c red wine

1/2 t Himalayan sea salt



Use the other half of the cabbage for a fresh salad, douse with apple cider vinegar and 1 t cumin seeds


  1. Simmer sliced cabbage in 2 quarts water for 10 min
  2. Meanwhile dice potato
  3. Dice onion
  4. Add onion and potato to water
  5. Cook until softened
  6. Put in food processor or blender and process until smooth
  7. Add salt and red wine and cook 5-10 min until alcohol is cooked outIMG_2901
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