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I was inspired to make this simple slaw with cashew dressing from Coconut & Quinoa for two reasons.  1. I liked the sound of a three ingredient dish and love nut dressings and 2. when I buy cabbage, which actually isn’t very often, I never really use the whole thing and subsequently end up with half ends rattling around in the fridge, being ignored, until they finally get chucked.  Now I have another recipe I can make with the leftovers and I was totally psyched to learn that cabbage has more Vitamin C than oranges, so here my friends is an alternative source for the all important C.

Cabbage Slaw with Cashew Dressing (adapted from original recipe here)

1/4 c raw cashews

3 tbsp water

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp sea salt & 1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 head green cabbage & 1/4 head red cabbage finely julienne

2 scallions thinly sliced

In an food processor, or better still, use the mini chop on the immersion blender, grind the cashews done until as fine as possible.  Add the water, vinegar, oil, salt & pepper and blend until smooth.  In a large bowl combine red and green cabbage and scallions.  Toss with dressing and refrigerate.  This dish gets better with sitting.

PS you can easily double the dressing recipe for a saucier slaw! oh my.

Mr Weiss’s Secret Sauce (a marinade for tempeh or tofu)

2 tbsp mirin

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp soy sauce

a few drops Tabasco or other hot sauce

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tsp sugar

1 8oz pk tempeh

2 tbsp vegetable oil

Combine all above ingredients.  Stir. Slice tempeh in half lengthwise and then into squares. Place in shallow dish, cover with marinade.  Leave for at least 30 mins.

In an non stick saute pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat and cook tempeh until golden brown, about 5-6 mins each side.  You may have to had more oil after turning, the tempeh tends to be a little dry.

Loved this recipe so much we had it again the following night…. can you guess who’s plate is whose?

if you thought I was eatin that sad looking soy sausage, you’d be dead wrong!

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