Fresh With Flavour Coleslaw

fresh with flavour coleslaw recipe

Fresh With Flavour Coleslaw

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups thinly sliced matchstick sized carrot
  • 2 cups thinly sliced, shredded cabbage
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sliced jalapeño (can reduce the amount depending on your spice preference)
  • 1 tbsp sliced red chile pepper (again, you can reduce the amount)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 lime cut into wedges to serve

Instructions
 

  • In a small jar add the lime juice, canola oil and rice wine vinegar.
  • Place lid on jar and shake well.
  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients(from the matchstick carrots to the chile pepper).
  • Toss.
  • Add the dressing and toss to combine.
  • Serve the coleslaw on its own as a side salad or top it with cooked shrimp, bbq tenderloin, baked chicken or alongside ribs.
  • Enjoy!
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fresh with flavour coleslaw recipe

I am a cabbage fan.

I will pretty much eat it anyway it is cooked or not cooked. Everything from creamy coleslaw to simply roasted to cabbage rolls. It is all good to me.

I am also a salad fan. I easily eat at least 2 salads a day, sometimes sticking to the same salad for lunch for a few days or constantly trying to switch it up.

But with coleslaw, truthfully it is almost always a creamy coleslaw for me. It is how my grandma used to make it and it is still my favourite.

Are you team creamy or not?

I decided to play with a non creamy coleslaw recipe and I really liked the flavour so I thought I would share it with you.

The hardest part of making coleslaw is the shredding of ingredients you need to do and after that it is an easy one bowl assembly.

I added shrimp to my salad in the photo but you could easily serve this coleslaw with any meat-bbq pork loin, ribs, baked chicken,etc.

fresh with flavour coleslaw recipe

fresh with flavour coleslaw recipe

fresh with flavour coleslaw recipe

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Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup


Meyer Lemons.
I think you have all gathered by now that I enjoy Meyer Lemon season. Nothing made me happier than to find loads of Meyer Lemons at Costco a few weeks ago. I took 4 large containers home with me and then wondered, “What should I do with all these lemons?”
I knew I wanted fresh Meyer Lemon juice, but I had a lot of lemons so what else could I make?
How about using the juice to make lemonade? Or even better- Sparking Meyer Lemonade! Lemons are so good for you, especially in the morning to cleanse and detox your system. I hope you make some of this lemonade and enjoy a fresh glass in the morning. I know I have!
* Note: You need a juicer to make this lemonade. One that is powerful enough to juice the meyer lemons. I used Jack Lalanne’s juicer and it worked quite well. *
 

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup
Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups fresh meyer lemon juice
  • 3 cups organic cane sugar
  • 3 cups water

Instructions
 

  • The first step in making this lemonade is to juice 15-20 meyer lemons.
  • Juicing gives you a lot of pulp in your lemon juice, you want pulp for the added health benefits.
  • In a large saucepan, add sugar and water. Stir well. Bring mixture to a boil and stir constantly.
  • Boil for 3 minutes.
  • Let mixture cool.
  • Once cooled, add lemon juice  and stir well.
  • Pour lemonade syrup into mason jars and store in refrigerator.
  • To serve pour 1/4 cup of the syrup into a large glass and top with sparkling water.
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Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten-Free Harissa

Gluten Free Harissa


Harissa is a hot chili paste common in Moroccan and Tunisian cuisine. It can be added to soups, pastas and meats for added spice.
Harissa is available at specialty stores but I find a lot of them have gluten in them. However, It’s super easy and inexpensive to make.
As I said in earlier blogs, 2012 is the year to go back to basics and make your own homemade sauces with fresh organic ingredients.
What would you like to learn to make?
Anyone interested in canning seasonal vegetables?
 
I understand that we are living in a world where our lives can be busy, but I have to tell you truthfully that I have always baked and cooked from scratch for my family. My kids didn’t go to school with Oreos or Lunchables. They always had homemade cookies, fresh bread, vegetables or fruit in their lunch.
Even when we were on a tight budget, I always had flour, sugar, butter and eggs in my house. I could always make pancakes for supper, make a batch of fresh cinnamon buns for lunch, or a homemade vegetable soup.
 
I don’t understand how families can afford to eat out all the time and honestly why you would want to anyway?
Does that come from a grandma who used to make fresh bread every day? From a family who had dessert at every meal? Who knew how to make sauerkraut and perogies as a child? Who learned how to make an angel food cake from scratch without measuring anything?
 
Maybe.
 
Having to live gluten free is helping me get back to basics again.
Read ingredient labels on processed food lately? It’s absolutely crazy what is added to the simplest of foods. This is why we need to get back to locally grown, organic, whole foods.
 

Gluten Free Harissa
Gluten Free Harissa
Gluten Free Harissa
Gluten Free Harissa


Now wasn’t that easy!? 

Gluten Free Harissa

Ingredients
  

  • 20 fresh red chili peppers
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice( do not use bottled)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil ( I like to use Olio Santo)
  • 1 tsp maldon sea salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp saigon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Cut the stems off the chilies and then chop them up.
  • Add chopped chilies and garlic to a food processor.
  • Puree in food processor until finely minced.
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cumin and cinnamon and process until a sauce is formed.
  • Place harissa into small canning jars, top with more olive oil and store in refrigerator.
  • These will keep for a couple of months.
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