Spiced Purple Cabbage Stir-Fry with Walnuts - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Spiced Purple Cabbage Stir-Fry with Walnuts

BySarah Axtell, ND July 17, 2016

I created this recipe on a whim- you know, one of those “How can I get rid of the remaining items in my fridge” recipes. And it turned out to be so delicious and especially aesthetically pleasing. I love purple cabbage because it contains anthocyanins, antioxidants that are great for your skin and have been shown to play a role in

preventing heart disease and cancer. With the addition of the orange peppers, this stir-fry recipe is packed full of vitamin C, another skin-beautifying nutrient.

In addition to this recipe containing antioxidant-rich cabbage and peppers, it also contains the anti-inflammatory superfoods- walnuts, ginger, cilantro and turmeric. Make this aregular part of your diet, and you’ll be fighting inflammation with food on a regular basis. Food is medicine!

Cabbage in general can be difficult to digest (causing excess gas and bloating), but cooking it can help your body break it down better. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!


  • 1 head of purple cabbage, slivered finely
  • 2 orange peppers, chopped
  • 2 tsps dried turmeric
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste


1.In a large skillet, combine coconut oil, cabbage, peppers, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon over medium heat. Saute for 10 minutes.

2.Turn heat down to low and add apple cider vinegar, cilantro, walnuts and raisins. Stir well and cook on low for another 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like the Sweet n’ Savory Forbidden Rice recipe.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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