Asian Cole Slaw and The 5 Year Old Comic…

Hi everyone. Before I forget,from the last post, a reader asked how much my GPS cost: $159.00 from Costco. I even went on a highway by myself with it today and went to Target. What a thrill! I feel like the rest of the world.

One more thing before I get to today’s recipe: We took my 5 year old to the hospital yesterday evening to get his wrist bone set and a fiberglass cast put on for the next 6 weeks. He was in such a good mood until the time started really dragging. When we were finally leaving the waiting room to go to the OR, the lovely nurse tried to shake his hand to say goodbye but he refused. She said, “you don’t like me anymore?” and he said, very coldly, “I never did.” I know it has nothing to do with food, or cooking, but we’ve been laughing about it since last night. (We did scold him for being rude, in case you were wondering.)

Well, here is another 101 cookbook recipe that I tried that is pretty easy and good. Cabbage is another one of those very healthy foods that we need to incorporate into our diet. If we don’t like stuffed cabbage, corned beef and cabbage or sauerkraut which pretty much sucks the nutrients out anyway snce they are so overcooked, try a healthy and delicious slaw which is made with raw cabbage. Feel free to get creative but be careful not to overload the lime juice since it will get too sour. Enjoy!

Asian Coleslaw Recipe

1 1/2 cups unsalted raw peanuts

1/2 of a medium-large cabbage

1 basket of tiny cherry tomatoes, washed and quartered (I’m not a fan of these but you may be)

1 jalapeno chile, seeded and diced

3/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

In a skillet or oven (350F) roast the peanuts for 5 to 10 minutes,
shaking the pan once or twice along the way, until golden and toasted.

Cut the cabbage into two quarters and cut out the core. Using a
knife shred each quarter into whisper thin slices. The key here is
bite-sized and thin. If any pieces look like they might be awkwardly
long, cut those in half. Combine the cabbage, tomatoes, jalapeno (opt),
and cilantro in a bowl.

In a separate bowl combine the lime juice, olive oil, salt. Add to
the cabbage mixture and gently stir to combine. Just before serving
fold in the peanuts (add them too earl and they lose some of their
crunch). Taste and adjust the flavor with more salt if needed.

Serves 6 as a side.


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