Welcome to the home of BIZZY people where cooking is fun, quick, easy and delicious. Over the years, my taste in food has changed, as have my recipes. This blog will chronicle the changes I continue to make, as I face challenges in healthier eating and in new methods of cooking.
This recipe is from Mark Bittman's The Food Matters and I found it online in the New York Times in his column. Mark Bittman is one of my favorites because of his straightforward recipes with their many options.
Often, when I use a recipe from a particular chef, the results don't sound like the original recipe, at all. With Mark Bittman, I end up using his choices and I end up with a recipe, I can credit to the author with honesty. Too often, the recipe is so far afield, there is no point in saying more than it was inspired by So and So.
The changes I made in this recipe was using less olive oil omitting the parsley. Otherwise, I did not improvise. I felt no need to. As much as I enjoy experimenting, there are times, I like to let the book to the talking and follow the recipe.
Mark Bittman’s Apple Slaw
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups cored and shredded red cabbage (about 8 ounces)
2 medium Granny Smith shredded or grated
8 radishes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped or grated
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Put the oil, mustard, lemon juice and honey in a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
Add the cabbage, apples, radishes and onion and toss until thoroughly combined.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving, toss with the parsley. Adjust seasoning to taste.
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