Broccoli slaw-so versatile! It stays firm like an al dente pasta if not overcooked. Last week I made what not only looked like, but tasted like, pasta!
Faux Pesto Pasta
1 bag of broccoli slaw
1/2 diced red onion
Cherry or grape tomatoes
Sliced white mushrooms
I sautéed the onion in about a TBSP of coconut oil. Once the onion started to soften, I added the bag of broccoli slaw, and seasoned with a little salt/pepper/garlic powder. I continued sautéing until everything was hot, and at the last-minute added the mushrooms and tomatoes (since they’re soft and I didn’t want them mushy). Last, I topped with a garlic vegan pesto I found at the Hillcrest Farmers Market a week ago. If your eyes were closed, you’d think you’d have a giant bowl of pasta with sauce in front of you. Will definitely make again, and again.
Start by sautéing a little coconut oil in a pan until melted and add the entire bag of broccoli slaw, sprinkle with a little kosher salt/pepp and a generous portion of cumin. Continue sautéing until the slaw starts to cook down. Then break the eggs into the pan and stir until everything is mixed well. Continue stirring until the eggs are almost cooked. Add another generous portion of ground cumin and incorporate. Last, cut pre-cooked or leftover grilled chicken into the pan (I use my kitchen shears, and cut the chicken into pieces directly into the pan), and stir until everything is well heated. The cumin gave it a wonderful flavor (I used quite a bit). Top with coconut aminos!
Things have been crazy busy lately, as evidenced by my lack of blogging, but I’m making my way back, never fear, ha 😉 Since my schedule has been so full, food has been whatever happens to be the easiest, lately. Last week I threw this random saute together for dinner, Chicken Sun Dried Tomato.
I started by sauteing the broccoli slaw with salt and lots of pepper, in the pan until it had cooked down. Once it had, I took two pre-grilled chicken breasts and my kitchen shears, and cut the chicken up into bite size pieces directly into the pan. I then did the same with the sun dried tomatoes. So much easier than cutting; no knife, no cutting board, etc. I continued sauteing until everything was warmed, and then ate a bowl for dinner (and brought a bowl to work for lunch a couple days later)!
Helpful tip: If you’re nightshade-free (obviously you wouldn’t use tomatoes here), but, using a lot of black pepper with broccoli slaw, makes it crazy spicy!
When I have a stressful day, the first place I go, is the kitchen. I usually pour myself a glass of red wine and get creative; and all of my stress magically melts away. This past Wednesday, was one of those creative times. I made orange cilantro sliders with garlic mash, coconut broccoli slaw and Asian pear. A wonderful blend of citrusy, tropical flavors.
Orange Cilantro Sliders with Garlic Mash
Organic ground beef
1/4 bunch of fresh cilantro
Zest of 1 orange, juice of 1/2 of 1 orange
1/4 diced white onion
Roasted whole garlic cloves
The first thing I did was start the whole garlic cloves roasting in the oven. Once they were finished, I mashed the roasted garlic together for a burger topper. Mix all other ingredients together and form into slider size patties. Place in pan over medium heat and cook until done to your liking.
Melt oil in a saute pan and add bag of broccoli slaw. Let it cook over medium heat, continuing to stir until it cooks down, and sprinkle with coconut. Gently toss, and pair with burgers and a crisp sliced Asian pear.This dinner recipe can be seen on the Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday for March 22nd!
I don’t eat rice anymore. It’s high glycemic, gmo, nutritionally void food, in my opinion. I don’t really miss it, either (or what it did to my blood sugar).
I completely and accidentally stumbled upon this recipe last week when I had to use or lose my bag of broccoli slaw. When I started cooking, the last thing on my mind was rice. But it looked a lot like rice…so I went with it 🙂
That’s it! 5 simple ingredients. I started by sautéing the entire bag of organic broccoli slaw from Trader Joe’s (it’s the only place I’ve seen broccoli slaw like this. Shredded carrots and shredded broccoli stalk), in a little Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil. I lightly seasoned with kosher salt/pepp, and continued sautéing until it had really cooked down. I broke 4 eggs into the same pan, and began stirring (thinking this would just be a yummy scramble). Then it started to resemble fried rice, but needed more egg, so I broke two more in the pan. I cooked for maybe 10 minutes longer, stirring constantly making sure the egg was cooked thoroughly and broken up well. Since it looked so much like fried rice, I decided to treat it as such, and sprinkle with coconut aminos (soy-free soy sauce, therefore gluten free!), it was TO-DIE-FOR. What the heck. Re-heated even better the next day! So easy and flavorful.