Cabbage Salad

I’ve been working late, and have had meetings after work-so by the time I get home I throw together whatever random concoction I can from what I have on hand (this is why I try to ensure at the start of every week, I have on-hand, things that I can use or be creative with, that are easy and quick). I got home last night around 7 and was craving a salad so much, but no lettuce. I did have shredded cabbage though, so I thought, well, let’s make a cabbage salad!

Cabbage Salad

  • 1/2 bag shredded cabbage
  • 1 apple
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 red onion
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt/pepp

I poured the cabbage in the bowl, cut 2 avocados (they add the best creaminess to salads, and a healthy fat!), diced 1 apple, and loosely chopped the red onion. Then I drizzled olive oil and sprinkled with kosher salt and pepper. It was fabulous! I love cabbage. I also love spicy red onion with sweet red apple.

Lessons learned here: things you wouldn’t normally throw together can actually be really tasty, thrown together 🙂 Yay for random simplicity!Cabbage SaladCabbage Salad 2

Asian Coleslaw

I love cabbage, and I miss coleslaw with miracle whip (yes, ewww, I know). This new recipe completely satisfied my coleslaw craving in addition to Asian soy flavors, and was super easy 🙂

Asian Coleslaw

  • Shredded cabbage (I used the shredded green/red and carrot mix)
  • Diced white onion
  • Dried pineapple (I used dehydrated)
  • Whole cashews
  • Coconut aminos
  • Kosher salt/pepp

Mix everything in a bowl, and enjoy! Use as much coconut aminos as you prefer (some like it saaaauuuuucy), and just a little salt/pepp. I had some leftover, which I just had for lunch, and it is even better the second day; the dehydrated pineapple had softened a bit, but the cashews were still crunchy. I don’t think it’d be good after day 2 🙂DSC_0308DSC_0312

I Can’t Resist

The gardening. I ran a couple errands earlier, put stuff in the car, then said to myself, “well, maybe I’ll go back in and just look to see what they have in the garden center.” Right…just look…my garden was cleaned out for a whopping ONE WEEK.

I came out with kale, 2 different kinds of cabbage (red and ornamental), broccoli, and cauliflower. Figured I’d give my hand a try at winter gardening in SoCal 🙂DSC_0106

Carrot Cabbage Slaw

Salad, slaw…eh, doesn’t matter what it’s called. This is a light, refreshing, cool dish that makes a great side, and took about 10 minutes. Make for a party, revise the ingredients, such a versatile and low calorie recipe. The entire bag of cabbage alone, 80 calories. Seriously.

Carrot Cabbage Slaw

  • 5 large carrots, shredded fresh
  • 1 bag of shredded cabbage (I used Trader Joe’s 10oz bag)
  • Dried grapes…I mean raisins (Seth had dried grapes in the dehydrator)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 TBSP raw honey
  • Kosher salt/pepp

Shred the carrots in a shredder, chopper, processor, by hand, whatever works. Place in a bowl with the entire bag of shredded cabbage. I added the rest of the dried grapes we had, which was probably a 1/2 cup (would’ve added a few more if we had them). I squeezed the juice of one lemon over the mixture, drizzled 2 TBSPs of raw honey over top, and sprinkled with salt/pepp. Tossed, and served (okay, I didn’t really serve, Seth took what he wanted, and then I ate the entire rest of the bowl, hee hee).

I would encourage you to try the shredded carrots raw. They really are very sweet, and the shredding just brings it out more.