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We love food with heritage, food that has been on families tables for decades or even centuries. This is where we can easily find the most comforting and delicious food. So, this time we went looking for inspiration and we found it in Polish cuisine. We were happy to find Haluski, a traditional and super simple dish made with pasta and cabbage.
This dish has its origins in Western Europe. It is known as a Polish dish but also Ukrainians, Hungarians and Slovakians claim it as their own. It is hard to pinpoint where it actually came from since that whole region shares so much of their culture among each other.
Haluski is a very simple dish and a great option if you are into frugal cooking. All the ingredients are easy to find and super inexpensive. And it doesn't take long to make. It's the kind of meal your Polish grandma can whip together in a few minutes when you go visit.
She not only feeds you even though you told her just had lunch, but she will also tell you THE story. Yes, the one she's told you a million times, the one that starts with something along the lines of "when I was your age". We live for those moments! When you head out the door you leave with a happy belly and a happy soul.
This is why we love this kind of food. Food that inspires you to tell a story and be transported back in time. And it is awesome if it's as nourishing for the body as Haluski is. And if it is vegan-friendly, even better!
You don't need much to make Halsuki. Actually, I think I had been making this recipe for quite a while without even knowing I was tapping into Polish cuisine. It was not the exact same, my version was very simple since I put it together on one of those days when there's nothing in the fridge and you have to use what you have. That's how practical Haluski can be.
We only need noodles or pasta, onion and cabbage to make Haluski. Yes, it is that simple, we just need a few things to spice it up a bit. We are using caraway seeds, maple syrup and soy sauce. When you combine these ingredients you definitely get a very unique and interesting flavour. This is what makes this dish go from simple to absolutely flavourful.
One of the ingredients I hadn't included in my initial recipe was caraway seed. These little bits are originally from Europe, North Africa and western Asia. I would say they taste somewhat like anise but not exactly the same. Some people interchange them but I think caraway seeds have a more bitter taste, which makes them ideal for more savory dishes.
Caraways seeds and cabbage have a bunch of benefits associated with them, as well. For this reason, being as simple as it is Haluski is considered a healing dish that will nourish both your body and your soul. You're definitely in for a treat!
For the cabbage
For the pasta
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 519||From Fat 58|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||9.9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5.2%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 99g||33.1%|
|Dietry Fiber 15g||61.7%|
|Vitamin A 447.93IU||9%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.81mg||40.3%|
|Vitamin C 170.34mg||283.9%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 1.44mg||4.8%|
|Vitamin K1 348.05µg||435.1%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 1.5mg||15%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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