*Sigh* Peanut Week Ends !

21 02 2011

thank you Natalie Dee !!!

My apologies to my readers that I left you hanging in peanut limbo ! My good friend Jude got married this weekend and I have a house guest arriving so I was full on primping and cleaning mode.
Here is a photobooth shot of Erica, Jude, Cat and myself. It makes me laugh as it reminds me of one of those Vatican “Madonna and child” paintings.

It always amazes me how productive you can be when you realize someone is coming to stay at your house. Those little DIY projects that have been hanging around for a year suddenly get done. Gotta say the office a.k.a. “man room”, where our guest will be staying, looks marvelous.

On to the recipe !! This is a offshoot of regular coleslaw, something Ken and I eat quite regularly as it is crunchy, full of fiber, and a nice side without it being too caloric. Variations to this could be a scoop of peanut butter to make the dressing a bit more creamy, and up the protein a bit. Serve this salad with some grilled meat, bring to a pot luck or picnic, funk it up with some alt vegetables.

Spicy Cilantro-Peanut Slaw

5 cups coleslaw vegetable mix (or shred your own cabbage
1/2 cup peanuts, salty or not
4-5 sprigs of green onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 inch chunk of fresh ginger

4 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp of sf honey, or spenda
1 tbsp peanut oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha sauce (hot garlic “cock” sauce)

Mix all the greens together in a large bowl. In a side bowl mix up the dressing, use a fork and give it a good stir so everything is blended. Pour over greens

This refrigerates really well, so make up a big batch and let it marinate in the fridge for up to a week. Because there is no mayo in this, it is so fabulous to take on the road and you dont have to fear that it will “turn”.
This recipe makes 6 cups of salad, WLS portion is up to 1/2 cup, depending on how much protein you pair with it.
Nuts are calories 55, Fat 5, Carbs 7.4g, Fiber 1.25g, Protein 2g (just over 6g of effective carbs per serving)




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21 02 2011


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