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Vivica Menegaz

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Hi I am Vivica, welcome to my blog! I am a certified nutritionist and the creator of the Healing Foods Method. My philosophy of healing is to let the right foods delight you, nourish you and make you healthy!

Roasted Cabbage Carbonara

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 Do you like noodles?

Did you know that while only 1% is a true Celiac up to 7% of the US population could be gluten intolerant? That means 20 million people.

These are numbers published by Dr. Fasano, director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. I feel like they are extremely conservative numbers, as almost every client I work with seems to have one.

Of course there are different degrees of sensitivity, ranging from the full extent of symptoms of the Celiac, to just relatively mild ones.

What does gluten sensitivity look like?

Here are few symptoms that can be related to gluten intolerance:

  • Acid reflux
  • Sleepiness after meals
  • feeling of pressure in the abdomen after eating a meal
  • gas
  • indigestion
  • fuzzy thinking
  • depression!

These are just few of the symptoms you could be experiencing.

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What to do?

In case just suppressing symptoms with a drug is not your first choice, I have good news for you!

Gluten intolerances (if not severe) can be reverted by a detoxification and healing of the digestive system and its microbiota.

It takes time and work, but it is not impossible.

I would recommend first of all staying away from the offending food, so you can start the process of healing of the gut.

Yay for gluten-free / keto “noodles”

There are many different versions of low or no-carb, gluten free noodles you can try, and this is one of my favorite ones.

I bet you had never thought to use cabbage as noodles! It is easy and delicious, and you will love it more than conventional pasta.

This dish has many advantages:

  1. you can make the cabbage ahead and then just quickly saute it to rewarm.
  2. if you make the cabbage ahead it only takes 5 minutes to prepare.
  3. it’s easy to pack for lunch the next day
  4. kids will love it
  5. adults will love it
  6. will keep you satisfied all day!
5.0 from 3 reviews
Roasted Cabbage Carbonara
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 servings
  • Serving size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 528
  • Fat: 45gr
  • Carbohydrates: 9gr NET
  • Fiber: 5.25gr
  • Protein: 15.25gr
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Roasted Cabbage slices has become an extremely popular recipe around the internet! This is my favorite recipe hack: turn it into noodles!! You can use it with pretty much any pasta sauce. This is my favorite one Roasted Cabbage Carbonara.
  • 1 small green cabbage
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled.
  • ¼ cup EVOO
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Sauce
  • 2 pastured egg yolks
  • 8 slices of uncured bacon ( or guanciale if you can find it)
  • 4 Tbs organic butter, melted
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup coconut cream, melted
  • Celtic Sea Salt to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Remove the cabbage outer leaves and trim off the hard part at the bottom.
  3. Slice the cabbage in ½ inch thick slices and lay it on a pre-oiled cookie sheet.
  4. You might need to use several cookie sheets to accommodate the whole cabbage.
  5. Now in a small food processor mix the garlic cloves with the olive oil and the salt, until they form a smooth, runny paste.
  6. With a pastry brush, brush the paste onto the cabbage slices evenly.
  7. Put the cabbage in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, turning the slices once and brushing the other side with more oil.
  8. While the cabbage cooks prepare the Carbonara sauce.
  9. Cut the bacon into small pieces, about 1” wide, then put in a frying pan and cook on a moderate flame until crispy, then drain from fat and set aside.
  10. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, melted butter, coconut cream, salt and pepper, to form a smooth cream.
  11. The cream should be quite peppery, that is why the name carbonara, which means full of coals, you can add more fresh pepper if you like it spicy.
  12. As soon as the cabbage is ready, it should be well cooked and caramelized with slightly burnt edges, toss it in the bowl with the Carbonara sauce and the bacon pieces.
  13. Serve immediately while still very hot!

 Roasted Cabbage Carbonara By The Nourished Cavemanage

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Comments 21

  1. Alejandra says:

    Did you cook the smooth cream (egg mixture) in the bacon grease before you added the cabbage?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Hi Alejandra.
      No The egg mixture is not cooked, you just mix the hot cabbage “noodles” with it and then eat it! 🙂

  2. I LOVE using cabbage as noodles, this sounds delicious!

  3. Lauri says:

    This dish sounds great except…where do you get your nutritional info? How does one serving contain 45 gr of carbohydrates?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Lauri, if you read the nutrition info correctly you will find that the serving has 45grams of fat and 9 grams of carb.

  4. I just love how informative your blog is. I drink your electrolyte drink all the time and it clears me right up. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

  5. Jenna Long says:

    I was craving roasted cabbage badddddd. This showed up in my newsfeed at just the right time. This was so incredibly easy and DELISH!! I’m buying a bigger cabbage and using my food processor to make them more like shredded pieces instead of cut slices for next week’s prep. I almost licked the bowl clean at work! I added cooked ground beef instead of the bacon as I am unable to eat pork products right now. It was a bit reminiscent of stroganoff! This was a winner for our household! Thank you 🙂

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      YAY Jenna thank you so much for the great feedback!

  6. Tina Edwards says:

    I want to make this for dinner tonight but the amount of coconut cream is just a blank box on my screen. How much do I use? Thanks.

  7. Sarah says:

    Can I use heavy whipping cream in place of the coconut cream? If so, what amount do you recommend?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Sure, it is not Keto Paleo but if you are ok with dairy it will be ok taste wise…use the same amount!

  8. Em says:

    I’ve made this a few times now, still in love with it, making it again tonight. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      I am so glad Em!!! Please don’t forget to rate the recipe so it can be helpful for others 🙂

  9. Rebecca Brooks says:

    Great recipe, tastes great! Love your recipes, so helpful and delicious.
    FYI for some reason the recipe rating stars don’t work on Microsoft Edge web browser.

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Thank you so much Rebecca!! You are so sweet!!

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