Side Dish: Gingered Slaw

Today I’m sharing a recipe that I recently made as a side-dish that turned into a meal.

The January issue of Shape magazine included a bevy of great recipes including one for Gingered Apple-Cabbage Slaw.  As with most recipes, I tweaked this one to my own tastes.

Gingered Slaw

1 small apple sliced (I used a honeycrisp – you’ll want a sweet apple)
Juice of 1 lemon
2, 14 oz. bags of coleslaw (cabbage, carrots)
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 tsp ground ginger (or more)
1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1-2 T creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup golden raisins
cilantro and chopped peanuts to garnish

*Stir together the lemon juice, vinegar, ginger, honey, mustard, salt and peanut butter until mixed well.
*Add the coleslaw, apple, raisins to the dressing.  Mix well so that the coleslaw is coated in dressing.
*Add the raisins and cilantro and mix one more time.  Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top before serving.

Gingered Coleslaw

This recipe can be tweaked to your own tastes.  For example, if you prefer sweeter food, add more honey.  If you want an extra kick, more ginger.  You could use fresh ginger, chop your own head of cabbage, shred carrots, but the bags of coleslaw are worth it because they really make this quite easy and fast to prepare.  (Note:  The Shape recipe included peanut oil and scallion.)

Serve this as a side dish with burgers, as a salad main dish, or eat it in a wrap.  It’s a versatile and fresh dish.

What’s your favorite side dish?


Friday Funnies: 4/20/12

Happy Friday!

This is a quick post today…lots of work to do.

1.  Corny joke time!  Today is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day.  Who knew?  So with pineapples in mind…

When is an apple not an apple?

When it’s a pineapple!

Why did the pineapple stop in the middle of the road?  

Because it ran out of juice!

2.  This clever new product that ensures no one would ever take your seat at a game, park, etc:

3.  You’ve heard that sometimes people and their pets look alike?

This picture is from an interesting article about what your dog breed says about you.


According to the article, gun dog (Labs are considered gun dogs) owners are “agreeable”.  I’d also argue that a Lab is a working dog and the article says those owners are “agreeable and intelligent”.  Either way, the Labs are adorable.

Tucker & Kostas

What’s making you laugh this week?