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Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing
For the holiday, I made a Thai salad but didn't take a picture of it. Since I still had slaw left, I decided to find a similar recipe and make it. We liked the first and I think this one is even better. The difference is the peanut butter. I think nut butters make all the difference, no matter how little you put into the dish.
My favorite part of using peanut butter in a recipe is the spoonful I get to indulge on. Yummy.
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 medium scallions, finely sliced
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
Make the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until the peanut butter is dissolved. Set aside. (I put the ingredients in my mini food processor and swirled it for a few seconds. That worked and it was smooth.)
This week, I selected this recipe for EwE but I unfortunately did not post it in time for our weekly Thursday cooking. Better late than never definitely is proven because this turned out to be a fantastic side dish. The noodle with caramelized onions, garlic, parsley and caraway seeds blended together for the right flavor and the right crunch.
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine.
Brussels sprouts like broccoli and cabbage are cruciferous. This group offers a unique composition of antioxidants that may provide several health benefits. Brussels sprouts are low in calories and offer protein, vitamins and minerals to help build a healthy human.
My first issue with brussels sprouts is that it took me years to spell it correctly. Each time, it came up, in writing, and I admit, that was not too often, I would stare into space asking myself does brussel get an S, at the end or is it sprout that gets the S. For some reason, I could not remember that both end with that S. I am happy to tell you, I overcame this c…
It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group. It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on page 124. I tried it with the greens and it was very good and then I put it on spaghetti and it was spectacular. My toddler granddaughter even liked it. Must have been the hot sauce.
I used romaine for the greens and I subbed in red pepper and added some Sirracha to spice it up to make up for the real chilis. Do check out the other cooks' dishes at our Wednesday with Donna Hay site.