Monthly Archives: July 2015

Paleo Confetti Coleslaw

Confetti Coleslaw
Confetti Coleslaw

Coleslaw is one of the main staples here at Hillbilly Haven.  It’s a nice change from regular green salads, and personally I just love all the gorgeous colors mixed together.  I love eating color and wearing color and painting color and seeing color.  Bright, juicy, rich, happy, nutritious color!!!

That makes me think of how many creative people there are in the world. A couple of years ago,  I went from runner to podcast walker (one who listens to podcasts whilst walking).  The line up of my podcasts include; Radio Lab, This American Life and The Ted Hour.  Each time I walk and listen, I learn of yet another group of creative people in all realms of society, doing amazing stuff.  It really makes me feel so reassured and awed to know that these people exist and are adding so much to the world!

One of our go to meals is Fish sticks (mahi mahi or a similar white fish coated in egg and almond flour baked in the oven ) served with a side of coleslaw.  I also include my “special sauce”,  homemade mayo mixed with a bit of organic ketchup.  It’s a simple nutrient dense meal that is quick to prepare.

My recipe is just a guideline for building your coleslaw, feel free to add anything you think would taste good!!  Remember to eat from the rainbow!!

Confetti Coleslaw

1/4 Head of Red Cabbage, Cut thinly

1/3 Head of Green Cabbage, Cut thinly

3 Medium Carrots, Grated

1/2 Bunch of Parsley, Chopped

1-2 Organic Apples, Chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

Optional Additions include: Grated Jicama, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Currants, Shredded Beets, Grated Brussel Sprouts etc……

  • Place all the prepared Veggies into a large bowl.

Dressing

1/2 Cup Olive Oil (good real olive oil)

1/4 Cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (use a brand like Braggs with the “mother” in it)

1 Heaping tsp. Stone ground or Dijon Mustard

1 tsp. Maple Syrup or Honey (use more if you like it a bit sweeter)

Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together and adjust for taste.  I like to use an immersion hand blender to get a creamy dressing,
  • Add the dressing to the coleslaw and mix well.  This coleslaw tastes better with time as the dressing marries with the veggies, so feel free to make it ahead of time. You may want to double the dressing if you add more veggies.

 

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