Spicy Asian Slaw

With the second half of a head of cabbage still in the fridge, I set out to make a big batch of coleslaw. I don’t typically like any salad or slaw that contains mayonnaise so I gave this coleslaw an Asian twist and love how it came out.

I cut up the cabbage into bite-able shreds. Mixed in 2 large handfuls of pre-shredded carrots and one diced red pepper. In a separate bowl, I mixed about 1/3 of a cup of rice vinegar with 1/3 of a cup of Sweet Chili Sauce and a small splash of light soy sauce. The Sweet Chili Sauce reminds me of Duck Sauce with hot chili bits mixed in. If you don’t like spicy foods, or can’t locate this type of sauce, Duck Sauce would be a great replacement. I added the sauce to the vegetables and mixed well so everything was sauced up. Then I cut up a package of Teriyaki flavored tofu and added it in. This tofu can be found in the refrigerated produce section of most grocery stores or you can marinade your own.

Fresh, light and flavorful – this coleslaw hit the spot. It’d be great to bring to a potluck or Labor Day BBQ and you won’t have to worry about any mayonnaise turning funky sitting out in hot weather. Enjoy!

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Funky Monkey Snacks

Funky Monkey Snacks

I’ll admit it: I’m partial to products that contain the word “Funk” or “Funky” and there’s a good chance it’s because my boyfriend’s last name (nope, not nickname) is Funk. So I was excited to be put in contact with the PR rep for Funky Monkey Snacks, who graciously offered to send me some samplesshow me more

At-home Indian Restaurant

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Garam Masala Tofu from 101cookbooks

Garam Masala Tofu from 101cookbooks

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Tomato Basil Salad

Tomato Basil Salad

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Cool down with Watermelon Gazpacho

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Daily Dose of D

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