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Friday, November 12, 2010

Day the 5th Part Deux

I get so excited about this blog that I post early in the day...

and I shouldn't, but whatcha gonna do? So here is part deux (a nod to Karin)

Cool thing: where I work has a cafeteria and for $1, I can get a mini-salad of really good greens + mushrooms, broccoli, and pico de gallo. AND...cole slaw.

I am aware that cole slaw is, for so many, an ewwwwwww food, and I am convinced that part of it is due to the sticky sweet, overly creamy versions made in bulk and plopped down on a plate at restaurants. This isn't the world's greatest slaw, but it's not overly creamy or sweet--lets me know I'm not dumping untoward amounts of sugar and fat into my system.

Red Alert! Red Alert! I want to know your ewwwwwww foods. You know, the ones that are "good for you" but you just can't stand. And for many of us, let's consider liver to be a default. Actually, I don't eat liver but not because I don't like the taste. It's because it detoxifies all the junk in the system, and I don't think it's healthy to eat, despite the iron levels. This is from Dr. X, and I have stuck with it.

And if anyone has a great coleslaw recipe that uses an alternate sweetener (by that, I mean something NOT refined white sugar, and lower on the glycemic index...) and that uses cider vinegar, please, please post...I'm jonzing for some great homemade slaw...

See you tomorrow...


Weltha (I know this is "pink" but I think of it as WATERMELON...such a healthy food in season)


  1. Weltha!
    As it so happens, I have a great recipe for coleslaw that includes cider vinegar! It is from "The Essential Eating Well Cookbook", which is pretty much my food bible these days. Check it out. Also, their website is pretty fab:

    Here it is:
    3 T reduced-fat mayo
    3 T nonfat plain yogurt
    1 T dijon mustard
    2 t cider vinegar
    1 t sugar (I know, I know. Replace it with something else like honey if you must)
    1/2 t caraway seed
    salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
    2 c shredded red cabbage (1/4 small head)
    2 c shredded green cabbage (1/4 small head)
    1 c grated carrots (2 medium)

    I lick this up, and I don't even like coleslaw.

  2. EW FOOD that i should eat, should enjoy, should benefit from: FISH

    i really want to like it, salmon in particular, but right now... no. just no.

  3. I'm with Sara B. on the fish. Any seafood, really. Sea creatures and I have an agreement- I don't eat them and they don't eat me. It's working quite nicely so far.

    I also cannot eat peas. Bleh. Cheddar's has a wonderful Chicken Pot Pie. I love it, but you should see the looks on the waiter's face when he picks up my plate with its mini-mountain of peas.


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