A New View of Healthy Eating: Daily Healthy Recipes by Melanie Albert: Another Clean my Refrigerator: Arizona Purple Cabbage

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by Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, retreat host, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLCs

Since I’ll be farmers’ market shopping in the morning, today I decided to do another “Clean my Refrigerator Meal.” I was fortunate to see a beautiful organic purple cabbage from one of my local Arizona farmers. Rather than eat it raw in a salad or as a wrap, I quickly sautéed the purple cabbage and enjoyed it with a few of my other left-overs: Black Beluga Lentils, Rose Brown Rice, and an avocado.

Let’s look at the natural beauty of the Purple Cabbage.


Mindfully pause and enjoy the art in food.



  • ½ purple cabbage
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup black Beluga lentils
  • ¼ cup rose brown rice (all that was left)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp basil extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp black sesame seeds
  • Few basil leaves
  • Few edible flowers



  • Slice cabbage into strips.
  • Heat olive oil in saute pan on medium.
  • Add cabbage and sea salt.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Plate with brown rice, lentils, and avocados.
  • Drizzle with basil extra virgin olive oil.
  • Garnish with black sesame seeds, fresh basil leaves and edible flowers.

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The final dish…


ACTION: Have fun creating a quick meal with “what’s in your refrigerator” and share with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating

Interested in learning plant-based culinary skills, Melanie’s cookbook, “A New View of Healthy Eating” is available.

A final look…Purple Cabbage Saute…



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