Yep, butter, salt and chicken broth are cheating, cheating I say. Worse even than using a diamond plate or belt sander to sharpen. I can't really eat any milk products, got to cut down on sodium and making broth is a pita or expensive and too salty. IMO a real cook should be able to make things taste good without these things. So go ahead, crucify me. I'm ready. What I need is a simple no broth, low sodium receipt for cabbage soup with carrots and whatever, that's edible without too much trouble. I want to have an easy way to eat cabbage and carrots on a near daily basis in a soup. I do not particularly like to cook and don't much care for cabbage but I can get it down. It looks like one of the best vegetables for health. Someone has the opinion that pimenton de la Vera LaDalia smoked paprika is the best smoked paprika. The last smoked paprika I tried was very unimpressive. The only good smoked flavor I've found so far is canned chipotle. I can always get by with a tomato-chipotle based soup but I'd like a couple of alternatives for variety. Thanks, 2bApical?