Cabbage Bacon Slaw

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

  • Shredded cabbage
  • Walnuts (I used pieces)
  • Diced red onion
  • Fried bacon pieces
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Bacon grease
  • 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 πŸ™‚

Cabbage Bacon Slaw

Thyme Brussels Sprout Hash

I am whipping up some crazy good hashes here lately, that have all the key ingredients: healthy fat, vegetables, herbs and protein. They’ve recently become my go-to meal on a busy weeknight when I can quickly choose 5-7 ingredients, and saute. I typically have something that needs to be used, so I take that 1 ingredient and creatively build around it: last night, I had cherry tomatoes that were on their last day of survival.

Thyme Brussels Sprout Hash

  • Bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into pieces
  • 1 bag shredded Brussels sprouts (I use TJ’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 apple, diced into small pieces (sweeter, like gala or pink lady)
  • 2 TBSP dried thyme
  • Kosher salt/pepp

I started by sauteing the cut bacon pieces (1/2 a package of TJ’s uncured ends and pieces) in a pan until they started to cook, and then added the cut onion, TBSP of thyme, and dash of kosher salt/pepp. I sauteed for a few minutes longer, then dumped the bag of shredded sprouts into the pan and let them cook down to where the bacon and sprouts were just starting to caramelize/brown. Sprouts start out white and slowly turn a pretty rich green as they cook, which makes it easier to know when they’re approaching done-ness. Then I added the cherry tomatoes, halved, and tossed gently to let them warm up. Last, I added the diced apple and remaining TBSP of thyme. I let it cook just a few minutes longer and served. It was so comforting, and as with all hashes, there was plenty leftover for breakfast or lunch the next couple of days πŸ™‚photo (1)photo 1photo 2photo

Tips: Add the “softer” ingredients toward the end to just warm them, this prevents mushiness and watery-ness. Also, with the exception of the apple, I cut everything for this dish directly over the pan, with kitchen shears-so convenient! If you don’t have any, I’d highly recommend getting a pair.

Mmmm, bleached oil! Healthy.

Do you know how the oils in your pantry are made?

There are no vegetables in vegetable oil, but because it doesn’t contain animal fat, it can by default be called “vegetable oil.” Corn oil, eeewww. Canola oil? What the hell is a canola?

http://youtu.be/omjWmLG0EAs

So disgusting. Eat real fat!!