Cabbage soup is not something that I ever expected to crave. I remember making big batches of it in high school and eating it because it was crazy low in calories (Weight Watchers zero point soup, if you’re familiar), not because it was crazy delicious. In fact, I pretty much hated cabbage and everything to do with it.
Maybe it’s because I warmed myself up to the idea with Mexican Cabbage Soup (which is delicious and made in a slow cooker — I highly recommend it!), but the strangest thing happened to me last week. I started to crave a big bowl of cabbage-y goodness. My new office neighbor made a big batch and was bringing some in for lunch every day, so I just kept smelling it and smelling it. By Day 3, I couldn’t take it — I had to stop at the store and get the ingredients to make it.
Now two people in the hallway are eating cabbage soup. Hope my other office neighbors like cabbage, because there’s nothing they can do to get away from it :-D. I amped up the flavor in my version by adding extra veggies and adding no-beef bullion to vegetable broth. Does that seem excessive? Maybe just a little, but trust me when I say it will make you excited about eating vegetables.