Devilish Red Cabbage

1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion, chopped
450g/1lb red cabbage, shredded
225g/8oz cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced
2.5cm/1in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
pinch of ground cinnamon or allspice
150ml/¼pt vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, red cabbage and apple and cook gently for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger and cinnamon or allspice and the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated and the vegetables are tender.
  3. Season to taste and serve.
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