Red Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Citrus

Red Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Citrus

I had some red cabbage from Misfits and wanted to do something different I found this refreshing idea.

Our cilantro was starting to go to seed thanks to the 5 day heat wave so this worked perfectly.

But I did add some apple cider vinegar it jsut needed something to kick it up a notch.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ head red cabbage, cored and finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot, cut into fine julienne
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • My optional 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Added a little kick in my opinion

How

  • In a salad bowl, toss together cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and green onions. In a small bowl, whisk together remainder of ingredients to make a light dressing. Toss cabbage mixture with dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Peanut Noodles with Chicken and a Shrimp Salad

Peanut Noodles with Chicken and a Shrimp Salad

My son has been making be proud, for the longest time his specialty was nachos which were very good but he has grown to be quite the home cook. He recently discovered my mother’s genes may have cursed him and he suffers from gout. This used to be considered the rich mans desease so maybe its not a curse after all. I’m sure he wouold say otherwise.  

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.

Foods considered high in purine content include: Some fish, seafood and shellfish, including anchovies, sardines, mackerel, scallops, herring, mussels, codfish, trout, and haddock. Some meats such as bacon, turkey, veal, venison, liver, beef kidney, brain, and sweetbreads. Alcoholic beverages. We bought him a copy of The Holy Gout Cookbook the other day.

Anyway here are a few things he made recently the peanut chicken I’m gong to try this one it looks good.

He also made this for another meal

I think he substituted the chicken for some shrimp that Gail had made.

Other things I’ve been making

Other things I’ve been making

Jicama Is a Fiber-Rich Powerhouse

Jicama Is a Fiber-Rich Powerhouse

As you may know we belong to Misfits which has been great help during these times. * If you decide to try use this code we both get a discount. COOKWME-FG1DCQ and when I saw the Jicama as a choice this week In grabbed it. It had been awhile since we discovered so i tried the ole faithful slaw and then tried chips and fries. I recently had made sweet potato chips so figure what the heck.

Jicama (HEE-kah-ma), sometimes referred to as yam bean, Mexican turnip, or Mexican potato, is an edible root vegetable native to Mexico.

The vines of the jicama plant can grow up to 20 feet in length, but the leaves and seeds are actually toxic. The root is the only edible portion of the entire plant—the tough brown skin that gives way to juicy, white flesh on the inside. The flavor is sweet and starchy—think of a cross between a water chestnut and an apple.

Many call jicama a superfood, equating it with kale, acai berries, and quinoa. Jicama, along with sunchokes, packs a prebiotic called inulin, a big contributor to a healthier gut. In addition, jicama is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Lastly, jicama is naturally low in calories, making it a smart starchy substitute for those watching their weight.

Salad or slaw depending on what you want to call it

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large jicama (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, then julienned or cubed (easiest to work with if you cut the jicama in half first)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 a large cucumber, seeded, chopped (optional)
  • 1 navel orange, peel cut away, sliced crosswise, then each round quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Salt

How

Toss together the jicama, bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, orange, and cilantro in a large serving bowl.

Pour lime juice over all. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne and paprika. Season generously with salt.

2 Let sit a half an hour before serving.

Fries and Chips

Tried these in oven and Air-Fryer watch closely they will burn quickly

Air-Fryer
Oven
Air-Fryer

These are best served warm but did reheat nicely. You won’t get them super crispy but they good.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Jicama, peeled and cut into medium sized fries (1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika
  • How
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine spices. Gently toss the jicama fries with the oil and lime juice, then sprinkle with the spice blend.
  • Spread fries evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until fries are golden.
  • Serve immediately – they taste best hot out of the oven. 

Air-Fryer

same as above but watch closely and I turned half way through both methods. Oh the oven I made on a rack and used convection

Collard Green Slaw Recipe

Collard Green Slaw Recipe

Lyn came over a little while ago and said do you think…. We use Misfit Market for our veggies, well for most. They now allow you to choose which you want rather than the surprise package both have their benefits. Coming up with recipes for stuff you normally would not get and now especially these days ordering stuff you really need. Well last week we choose to get some collard greens which Lyn likes to use as wraps but I challenged her to find something different. After making what she came up with this morning I can’t wait until lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch collard greens, stems removed and shredded (about 8 cups)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radish
    • I made sticks instead of slices
  • 1⁄2 cup matchstick carrot
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons celery seeds
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • 1 In a large bowl, combine greens, radish, carrot, and shallot. Set aside.
Please note: Do to the current shopping situations we did not have a lot of radishes so I made sticks rather than slices to stretch it out.
  • 2 In a small saucepan, stir together vinegar, sugar, canola oil, celery seeds, salt, mustard, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat. Pour over collard mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

From: taste of the south https://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/

Orange Juice and Honey Salad Dressing

Orange Juice and Honey Salad Dressing

Lyn found this online @ behealthful so I made a batch this morning and now I can’t wait until lunch.

What and How

Ingredient

  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Online it said to add to a jar and then shake like heck. we prefer the blender on dressing setting. it takes a while to settle but think it blends the flavors better. I made a double batch.

Now I watch the clock until Lunch!

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Here is another poppy seed dressing I’ve been making.

A sweet Poppy Seed Dressing
Perfect for fruit and vegetable salads, this makes any side dish taste like dessert!
Was great drizzled on Chicken
 Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or light olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How

In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, mustard, and salt. Shake vigorously and allow flavors to blend at room temperature, at least 30 minutes.

This can also be put in a blender

Lemon Ginger Poppyseed Salad Dressing

Lemon Ginger Poppyseed Salad Dressing

Lyn was going through a poppy seed dressing thing for a short while I found the store bought just too sweet and figured it could make it at home cheaper also.

I tried a few and will post separately  since this is my cook book so to speak.

this one was from “The cafe sucre farine” and I borrowed their picture

 

Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 ½ teaspoons poppy seeds

How

This is a hard one

Place all ingredient in jar and shake well. Alternatively place in a blender and give it a few spurts. this come out a more creamy dressing.

I had and my 3 year old niece would say a situation  here with the last batch I made. I was making a double batch and the container I like very much broke. I’ll write them and they should replace, they are very good about that this is not my first time I guess I’m rough on them. I held back the tears and dumped it into the blender as Lyn suggested.

 

Chef’n Emulstir Salad Dressing Mixer

 Then got replaced with lets see what they send next

 

 

Pineapple Cilantro Napa Cabbage Slaw

Pineapple Cilantro Napa Cabbage Slaw

We went to the mountains to find our Zen and get medical, metaphysical and general outlook on health enlightening, Canyon ranch highly recommended. The fist night we went to dinner the service was great the food excellent and the servings were perfect size, maybe small to some but  a good reminder of what it really should be. Concepts like changing back our  focus from what for dinner well lets see steak maybe chicken and some vegetables to lets make some roasted veggies and maybe steaks for the side. Did that for a long time can’t remember how we slipped away. Anyway I took a lot of hands on cooking classes and they always had a lunch and learn demo where you sit, listen learn make a few new friends as you eat some great food. I sharpened my knife skills, diced, minced and nibbled oh sorry chef’s treats, and thoroughly enjoyed my self. Maggie the Demo chef was great, open and warm after the week she got to know me and we compared notes mostly me stealing some of her ideas.

Anyway home and trying out a few things.

Grab

Ingredients

  • 1 small head Napa cabbage, about 1 pound shredded
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced  ( if this is too string for you try scallions they are milder
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup diced pineapple – fresh is best, in a pinch like today canned
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 table spoons pineapple juice concentrate.

How

Combine all  vegetables and in large bowl and toss.

Combine mustard, honey, pineapple and pineapple juice concentrate. Pour over vegetables and mix well.

I believe this will be better later in day or tomorrow, my general rule, taught by Mom .