Whole Food Wednesday’s – Savoy Cabbage and Grapefruit Salad and A Real Food Round-Up

Welcome to the first Whole Food Wednesday at Beyond The Peel.

I wanted to start a day here at BTP where all real food bloggers or those getting into real, whole foods get together and share. There are so many great bloggers out there on a similar journey that I have yet to get to know. Let this be the day that we introduce ourselves to each other and really create that community.


I want to highlight YOUR WORK, YOUR RESEARCH and YOUR CREATIONS. Share up to 3 fun articles or recipes that you think might help others on their real food journey. This is also a great way for us to all see what you’ve been up to for the past week. Simply pick your 3 best posts to share with the group.

To start things off I wanted to share a super simple, DELICIOUS salad, that packs all kinds of nutrients in a small package. But the reason I like it the most is because it uses ingredients that don’t spoil easily. This means that when you’re stuck or in a pinch for something to eat, these three standby ingredients come to the rescue. Cabbage (lasts for months in the fridge), grapefruit (ours have been in there at least 6 weeks) and parsley (a good old house hold staple).

Look Mom, look what I made!

Savoy Cabbage and Grapefruit Salad with a Lime Ginger Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Salad

  • Savoy cabbage
  • grapefruit

Peel the grapefruit using a knife to cut off all the peel and pith. Slice the grapefruit into 1/4 inch slices. Thinly slice the cabbage. Slice as much cabbage as you feel you need to eat. 1 grapefruit should feed 2 for a light meal or 1 for a large meal. Place the cabbage on a plate, top it off with the grapefruit slices and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Feel free to add avocado (mine weren’t ripe yet, but it was so delicious without that it didn’t matter).

Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 inch segment of ginger
  • pinch of salt

Place the oil, vinegar, lime juice, honey and parsley in a small food processor or mini chopper (I used an emulsion blender to make mine). Peel and grate or finely chop the ginger. Add the ginger to the other ingredients and blend until the parsley is finely chopped and well combined throughout the dressing. Season with a pinch of salt.

Whole Food Wednesday’s Round-Up Rules

To come and play, use the linky tool below to add your link. Only link to the specific post and not your home page or else we won’t be able to find all that juicy information you’ve left us with.

The Rules:

  • 1. If you’re sharing recipes, the only requirement is that the ingredient list be comprised of non-processed food items. That being said, we are all in different places on our real food journey, some more advanced than others. I invite all of you to share, no matter where you are on your journey, but I ask you to stay mindful when sharing your recipes that this is a whole (real) food blog. This means, no ingredient lists that include edible oil products, unfermented tofu, protein powders, ketchup, white flour or white and brown sugar.
  • 2. Introduce yourself, your blog and what you’re about in the comment section and a small blurb about what you’re sharing. This way people can get to know you a little bit right off the hop and hopefully follow you as well.
  • 3. Be sure to add a link in your post back to this post. Simple linky etiquette. This allows your readers to find other posts that may help them on their journey.
  • 4. Follow Beyond The Peel on Facebook or Twitter.  It’s very easy to do and there’s also buttons at the bottom of this page to do so.
  • 5. Less of a rule but more a suggestion. Retweet or stumble this post so EVERYONE gets more exposure and traffic. It’s win-win for everyone.
  • 6. Don’t have a blog? That’s ok, we’d still love to hear from you. Write your recipes or tips in the comment section so we can get to know you too!
  • 7. Please visit some of the links below and let them know how you found them. After all, that’s how we’ll get to know each other!

Now it’s your turn.

What have you been up to this past week?

I’m sharing this with Real Food Wednesdays, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursdays and Full Plate Thursdays.

48 Responses to Whole Food Wednesday’s – Savoy Cabbage and Grapefruit Salad and A Real Food Round-Up

  1. Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie January 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Thank you for hosting this party! Love your website and going to follow you as well. As you can see, I had a techno issue with linking up. It sent me to linky website and I lost your page thinking I had to redo it. Would you delete the last two roasted veggie salads, but keep up the carrot soup and ONE roasted veggie salad? lol Sorry about that! Look forward to sharing the love of whole foods! ~Dr. Lisa

    • France Morissette January 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Lisa, That Linky tool does that sometimes. It’s happened to me countless times :) Taken care of. I’m looking forward to checking out these recipes. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  2. Joanne January 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    That salad sounds so refreshing! I’ve been craving citrus, especially grapefruit, like crazy lately and this seems like the perfect way to satiate that!

    • France Morissette January 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Hi Joanne, it really hit the spot. I think I must have been really craving citrus as well and didn’t know it because this was the best thing I’ve eaten in weeks. LOL

  3. Ashley January 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    France and Josh, you guys are awesome! Thanks for sharing all of our hard work, and keep up your own hard work too!

  4. Ashley January 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Oh, and I forgot to introduce myself! Hi, my name is Ashley Srokosz, and I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in SouthWestern Ontario. I specialize in supporting people with multiple food allergies and/or Celiac disease, as well as menopausal women. My philosophy is that you CAN love what you eat, even if you are eating healthy, or have to eat (or avoid) certain foods to help with certain health conditions.

    My blog is http://lovewhatyoueat.ca/blog/, and I’d also love to hear some feedback about the recipes that I’ve posted.


    • France Morissette January 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      Hi Ashley, It’s great to officially meet you. I love your philosophy. So many people get into a mind set that just because their in a restricted diet, food isn’t much fun, which is not true at all. I’m heading over to your blog right now to check out your recipes!

  5. Elsa January 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I love this blog hop! What fun and a great way to learn. My blog is about cooking from scratch, but I don’t avoid very many ingredients, I do cook with sugar and flour. I just try avoid most pre-made foods (by doing this you avoid most unhealthy ingredients and you save money and improve the quality). I try to cook as many different things as I can, but I do have several North African recipes posted on my blog since I enjoy their cuisine. But really, I love food from all around the world. :)

    Congrats on the blog hop, I look forward to several more posts. :)

    • France Morissette January 5, 2012 at 2:20 am #

      Hi Elsa, Thank you for coming by and sharing your recipe. The tagine looks wonderful. One of the things I miss the most about living in a big city is the access to African cuisine, which we no longer have in our small town. I guess I just have to make your recipes and reminisce. I can’t wait to see what you bring to the table next week.

  6. Adrienne @ Whole New Mom January 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Hello all! I am sharing my TOP 10 RECIPES FROM 2011 and a HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING that will replace any temptation you may have to purchase a pre-made mix.

    Hope you all enjoy!

  7. Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery January 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Hi! I’m sharing a vegan dish I threw together for my husband that turned out so well I ate several helpings myself! It’s a Sweet and Spicy Lentil and Rice dish with sweet corn and smoked paprika… a combination I have never tried before, but loved!

    • France Morissette January 5, 2012 at 2:18 am #

      Hi Lisa, Corn and smoked paprika are such an amazing combo. The sweet and spicy mixture is a great match of flavors. Thank you for sharing your healthy recipe. I think we’re all looking for great ways to eat more protein without necessarily eating more meat.

  8. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family January 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi, I’m Dawn and Happy New Year! I posted my favorite recipes for homemade cough and cold remedies. Each are made from natural, whole food ingredients, including a “vapor rub” that is safer and works better than the name brand stuff. Enjoy!


    • France Morissette January 5, 2012 at 2:15 am #

      Hi Dawn. I just went over to your site to check it out. I think they sound amazing and thank you for sharing them with all of us.

  9. Shay January 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! I linked up the Minestrone Soup. Your recipe looks great! I will have to try it. I started my whole foods diet because my son has allergies. I am trying to heal him with food! Thanks again! Shay

    • France Morissette January 5, 2012 at 2:14 am #

      Hi Shay. Healing through food is becoming a more popular approach. We are happy to support your efforts in any way. I have no doubt you’ll be successful :)

  10. Laureen January 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi, I’m Laureen from Fox in the Kitchen. I started blogging about six months ago after learning I was Gluten Intolerant. Its good to be back in the kitchen preparing foods from scratch and what fun to share my rekindled passion with others. I love these Real Food Blog Parties! So much great info from other bloggers and it encourages me to stick to the stuff that’s good for me. I have a deadly sweet tooth that keeps me going back to baking with white and brown sugar :(
    Today I’m going to share three of my healthier favorites… GF Pepita (Pumpkin Seed) BreadGluten Free Banana and Almond Muffins (vegan) and  Caramelized French Onion Dip  (without the dry Soup Mix).
    Looking forward to “meeting” you

  11. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 January 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Thank you for hosting a party with a whole food emphasis and for bringing so many talented food bloggers together!

    I’m sharing my recipe for Eggplant Caviar; a dish that is popular in both Russia and France. It’s easy to make and is so delicious!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  12. Homegrown & Healthy January 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to share! Our site is all about cooking fresh, local food. We’re glad to share our journey on moving towards clean eating with you, so I shared our recipe for homemade tortillas and for sweet potato pierogies.

  13. Barb @ A Life in Balance January 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi! I’m Barb from A Life in Balance. I’m mom to 5 kiddoes, a real food lover, fabulously frugal shopper, and an avid organic gardener. Thanks for hosting this carnival! I’m seeing new recipes that look so yummy! I shared a chocolate ricotta muffin recipe that works well for breakfast, lunch, or just a snack.

  14. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles January 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    What a great idea France! I love the grapefruit in this salad but it’s the ginger lime vinaigrette that’s got my heart fluttering ;0 – absolutely gorgeous! What a flavourful and inventive dressing idea.

  15. hännah @ dishesanddishes January 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Hi France! I’m so glad I found your blog party this week. It looks like you have some wonderful submissions and your salad looks delicious. I added another cabbage-heavy post: Asian Sesame Slaw. Thanks for hosting!

  16. The Café Sucré Farine January 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Frances, this is not only beautiful but sounds incredibly delicious! I will be trying this soon!
    I also wanted to tell you that I watched your video! I loved it! And I really like you! I think we would get along great together – I wish you lived closer!

    • France Morissette January 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      I wish I could get out and meet you too. It’s funny to converse with someone week after week and never sit down for coffee. Maybe one day. We can always put the intention out there to the universe!

  17. Patti January 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    France, Thanks so much for the invite! Patti from Comfy Cuisine here. Comfort food, real food of excellent quality that tastes good and nourishes us. I’ve shared my Porcini/Cremini Mushroom Beef Barley stew. Although it’s made in the slow cooker, a few easy steps and some “secret” ingredients, turns this into something special and delicious!

  18. Miz Helen January 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Hi France,
    This is the greatest Salad, I just love the Lime and Ginger Vinaigrette. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Kirsten January 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Hi everyone!
    The linky is closed now, but I have just a few recipes so far at my site: http://naturallyconfusedmom.com. One of my coconut flour recipes is actually a flop — but that’s what my site is about … trying and failing while figuring out the best natural, wholesome solutions that actually work for my family. Please check it out!

  20. Joshua @ Beyond The Peel January 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Hi Kirsten, the linky tool is open at this week’s Whole Food Wednesday. Come share your recipes with us here:



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