Asian Slaw & An Old Favorite
Anyone that know me knows that Asian food is my absolute favorite cuisine. I love the combination of flavors and the mix of sweet and salty. Also its really simple to adapt most recipes (if they aren't already) to be healthier as well as vegetarian or vegan. So over the past few years I am finding more and more of this cuisine in my recipe box.
I can't remember where I initially got this recipe, but this delicious Asian Slaw is fantastic. It makes a perfect light meal and you can always add a protein for a bit more substance (tofu, chicken or shrimp marinated in a sauce similar to the dressing works perfectly) or enjoy as a side dish with your meal. Its also a perfect pot luck party, picnic or BBQ dish and a guaranteed hit!
As far as this week's playlist, if you follow me you know I usually do a mix, but this week I was in a mood and my choice was Neil Young's Harvest Moon album. I had the cassette (yes that's right I'm that old LOL) for year's and never listened since I don't have a player anymore and recently downloaded the album. I forgot how great it is and it will always bring back fond memories of a certain ex who taught me to play guitar, if you are reading this you know who you are LOL!
From Hank to Hendrix
You and Me
War of Man
One of These Days
Such a Woman
1 small - medium cabbage or if you are lazy use 14 oz bag pre-chopped
1 rib of celery chopped
1 medium carrot
1/2 cucumber seeded and chopped
Handful of sugar snap peas
1/2 red bell pepper
1/4 small red onion
1/3 cup of slivered almonds (in this case and pictured I use sprouted raw almonds sliced, pretty much any almond will work)
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. sweetener (I like to use honey or brown sugar, but if you can't have sugar use equivalent in stevia)
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder or one minced clove
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
Chop and cut your head of cabbage or add the bag to a large bowl. Grate your carrot. Dice all the other vegetables. Add to bowl and mix thoroughly.
For dressing measure and put all the ingredients a little jar w/ lid and shake it all up or whisk thoroughly in a bowl.
Pour dressing over the salad and mix well. It won't like much dressing but it goes a long way!
Toast almonds and remove to a bowl to cool. Toast sesame seeds separately - use a dry fry pan top of stove low heat stir continuously till light brown they cook fast and burn easy!
If you are not eating it right away you can pour dressing over salad allow to marinate in fridge
Add nuts and seeds just before serving and mix!
You can make a big batch of this and it will keep for several days still maintaining its flavor and crunch as the cabbage base holds up much better then other lettuces and greens.
Voila that's it! Did I mention how easy this is to make?! That's how we like it, delicious, easy to make and good for you!!! Till next time remember your body is temple and food heals! Take Care and Eat Well!