My husband loves cabbage so I use it in stir fries, cook it with butter and bacon and basically add it to anything I think it will go with, but I must admit I do have trouble finding interesting way to prepare it.  Found this recipe in Mum’s collection and think I’ll try it out on him, it certainly is different.


This is another of my minestrone soup recipes.  It differs from the other one in just a few small ways.  It has potato, cabbage and Haricot beans and also less pasta, but the same rule applies about making it up to the marked area before adding the pasta. Either version works really well.



Vegetarian recipes weren’t something Mum would have been looking for on the pages of the Herald Sun.  Growing up I can’t remember anyone among our family or friends who didn’t eat meat, so cooking vegetable only dishes just wasn’t necessary.  This recipe is on a page Mum kept from the paper that had pork, lamb, sausage and fish casseroles on it, so the recipes were around, they just weren’t something Mum made.


I like the little note that Mum’s written on the top of this cutting – Like a Quiche – which suggests she either made it herself or it was made by someone else and she liked it.  It does seem to have a strange combination of ingredients, especially the cabbage, but it could be worth a try.

Rice and Chicken Cake


I’m not sure of the origins of this recipe, but it’s been a Sunday night staple in our family for many years. My husband’s mother also made it, although her version left out the rice and added carrots. I still make it, but add in soy or teriyaki sauce. I think it’s one of those recipes that enable you to use up whatever vegies are left in the fridge – tasty and versatile.

Chop Suey cropped


  • 500g minced steak
  • ½ cabbage finely chopped
  • 4 sticks celery
  • 2 onions
  • 1 pkt Chicken Noodle soup
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoon rice
  • Salt & Pepper

Cook the mince steak in butter until brown, then add the onion & celery and cook until soft. Add the soup, curry, rice and salt and pepper, then lastly the cabbage. Cook for about 30 mins until the cabbage is cooked – mixed all together. ***You can add extra vegetables & soy or teriyaki sauce to taste.