Major Asian flavor cravings this weekend and I remembered I’d pinned a recipe on pinterest for a paleo egg roll in a bowl a while back, so I looked it up and made it. Not only was it extremely easy to make, it was exactly the flavor I was wanting and super healthy!
The original recipe is from Ancestral Nutrition and can be found here. There are so many options to modify this recipe too with different proteins and/or sauces!
The only modification I made was with the cabbage – to save time, rather than buy a head of cabbage and slice it, I bought a bag of shredded coleslaw mix (the red and white cabbage with carrot) and used the entire bag. For the carrot, I used my vegetable peeler to get it into real thin strips. It doesn’t seem like the 1 tbsp of coconut oil will be enough to saute, but it is – it provides enough moisture to cook the cabbage down and let it “fry” without leaving it super oily. Coconut aminos is a tasty soy sauce alternative (soy and gluten free!) and sesame oil is a flavor handy oil to have on hand, most people wouldn’t think they’d use it very much, but once you do it finds its way into things more often 😉
I’ll definitely be making this again, and will probably experiment with ingredients (I’m thinking egg, maybe shrimp, sriracha, etc.)!
It’s hot in San Diego…which means…light, cool meals and sides! The next time you attend a BBQ or party and want to take a fabulous side dish that isn’t A) soy and corn syrup filled potato salad, or B) blood sugar spiking inflammatory grains macaroni salad, whip this together!
Cabbage Bacon Slaw
Walnuts (I used pieces)
Diced red onion
Fried bacon pieces
Himalayan pink salt
Cracked black pepper
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Toss everything in a bowl, season to your liking with salt and pepper, squeeze the juice of 1/2 the lemon over the mix. Drizzle just a little olive oil, and 2-3 large spoonfuls of fresh bacon grease (from frying your bacon pieces) over top, and toss!
You could definitely add fresh apple, if you choose, the lemon would help the fruit last 🙂
I love cabbage for it’s flavor, versatility, as well as how good it is for you! I stumbled into a couple very large heads of cabbage, so I got creative!
The first attempt was roasted cabbage with diced lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. I found this recipe on Pinterest, from Wishful Chef – Roasted Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic. Simply slice the head of cabbage into slices, and then top with the oil/seasonings. Really, you could do anything with this, and it’s super simple!
After that, I still had 1 head of cabbage left. I threw a lia sophia jewelry party a couple weeks ago, and decided to make an easy salad out of it. I cut the head into chunks, and shredded the entire head in the food processor, until it was fairly fine. I then ground fresh black pepper, sprinkled with sea salt, drizzled olive oil, and tossed in a fresh grated 3 cheese blend (consisting of parmesan, asiago and mozzarella). Tossed and refrigerated until the party. It was really good, and would be an excellent party food.
I reinvented my Coconut Apple Cabbage recipe last night, and ended up with a great cabbage hash, that’s super flavorful and very easy to make.
1 bag shredded cabbage
1 white onion
10 garlic cloves
1 TBSP coconut oil
Melt coconut oil in the pan, and add the loosely chopped white onion and garlic cloves. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Just as the onions are starting to become transparent, add the bag of cabbage and continue sautéing. Last, add the diced apples, and continue to sauté until they’re slightly soft, but not mushy.
I originally wouldn’t have thought of it as a “hash” per say, but I wanted eggs, and next to the eggs it really was like a (non-starchy) hash! You could easily add bacon, or any other kind of meat 🙂
This was completely accidental, but yummy nonetheless! I had about 3/4 bag of shredded cabbage I needed to use, so I decided to toss it with some diced apple, oil and seasoning, only I added too much garlic (yes, there is such a thing). So I toned it down with a drizzle of raw honey, and voilà! Honey apple slaw 🙂 Another easy, light and simple summer salad (errr, slaw)! You could easily make this for any kind of party or get together
Honey Apple Slaw
Shredded cabbage (I had about 3/4 bag)
1 sweet red apple (I used Gala)
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
Drizzle olive oil
Mix altogether and serve. It was like a sweet, salty addition to my meal! I had it with some roasted red pepper and spinach chicken sausage and avocado.