Start by making a simple syrup. Combine stevia and water and bring to a boil. When the mixture is clear, it is ready. Cool to room temperature.
Bring 3 quarters of water to a boil. Add tea bags. Steep for about 3 minutes. It will be pretty dark. Cool completely.
When both the tea and simple syrup are cool, pour in enough simple syrup until it as sweet as you like it. I usually start with half and go from there. As much as I love sweets, I do not like overly sweet tea. It is completely up to your taste as to how much stevia water you use.
Pour some tea into a glass and add your freshly squeezed orange juice. I like lots of ice in my drink. And a squeeze of lemon if you like too.
1 head green cabbage medium sized 200gms ground beef lean, fat free 2 tbsp onion minced 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup chicken broth or you may use water instead 2 tbsp canned diced tomatoes 1/16 tsp powedered stevia *3/4 tsp salt 1 egg white optional – take out of egg portion for the day 1/2 tsp rice vinegar 1 tsp lemongrass freshly minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 cup mushrooms finely diced
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.
In a small bowl, stir together tomato paste and chicken broth (or water) until combined. Set aside.
Cook cabbage in boiling water until the outer leaves pull away easily from the head. Pull away 8 large leaves for the rolls. In a small bowl, combine beef, onion, half of the tomato paste mixture, diced tomatoes, stevia, rice vinegar, lemongrass and oregano. Add egg white .
Remove the thick vein from the bottom of each leaf carefully. Place 2-3 Tbsp of the meat mixture on each cabbage leaf. Overlap the ends of the leaf and fold in the sides. Beginning from the cut end, roll up tightly. Repeat rolling with remaining leaves.
Place rolls in a small baking dish, seam side down. Pour remaining tomato paste mixture over the rolls. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until cabbage is tender.
Batch cooking tip: Easily cook enough for the week by doubling the recipe!
Make sure you wrap your rolls nice and tight so the filling doesn’t fall out when you serve the rolls.