almond, Body Ecology Diet, buckwheat, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, ginger, gluten free, peas, red pepper, vegan
Christmas Countdown: 9 DAYS!!!
Single Digits Babyyyy!!
So with all the Christmas parties, egg nog, and festive feasts we’ll be enjoying this time of year, sometimes, it’s nice to have a light (yet delicious!) meal in your back pocket to whip out at a moment’s notice.
This recipe is great, because it makes A LOT. And the longer it sits in the fridge, the better and more flavorful it gets! That way, when you need a quick meal, this is ready to go, just waiting to be enjoyed!
And it’s so festive and colorful…think of this as a way to Deck the Halls…Fridge Style! :)
Deck the Halls Slaw!
A fabulous crunchy salad of sugar snap peas and cabbage, tossed in an almond butter and ginger sauce. Super tasty — Cold and crunchy!
Here’s what you need!
1/2 head of cabbage, sliced thin
1 1/4 cups sugar snap peas, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup almond butter (I used homemade)
3 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
12 drops pure liquid stevia extract (BED use alcohol-free)
1 Tbsp grated ginger
approx. 3 Tbsp water – until you get a “drizzly” consistency
Super Super Simple: Prep all your veggies and put them in a big bowl. Combine your sauce ingredients and add enough water until you get a liquid dressing consistency. Toss your veggies and the cilantro with the sauce and enjoy! It can be eaten right away or refrigerated!
With this super salad, I served buckwheat chips!
¼ cup buckwheat, cooked in ½ cup veg stock
3 Tbsp almond flour
1 egg white (Vegan Option: 1 flax/chia egg)
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook your buckwheat until it absorbs all the liquid – about 7 minutes! Fluff with a fork and let cool. Cut 2 medium rectangles of parchment paper and set aside. Once your buckwheat is cooled, combine it in a bowl with your almond flour, egg white, and S&P. Then, place your mixture on one piece of parchment. Place the other piece on top, and “smoosh” it out as thin as you can. LEAVE THE TOP PAPER ON and bake it as a “parchment sandwich” for about 35-40 minutes, until golden brown. When you take it out, the paper will fall right off! Break into chips, and enjoy!
This meal really hit the spot! It was cold, crunchy, and refreshing! The flavors were phenomenal with the slightly sweet and spicy almond-ginger dressing! The veggies had a glorious crunch factor too!
And the colors were outstanding! The orange carrots, green snap peas, and red peppers jumped off of the purple cabbage! It was a delight for the eyes — as well as the taste buds!
Finally, the chips were wonderful! I enjoyed scooping up the slaw with them — simply delightful!
What’s your favorite “light bite?”
Until Next Time!