Can we PLEASE get serious about cole slaw?

Cabbage - great keeper. Also copiously available at the Farmers' Market where I work. Thus, ideal vegetable for poor and produce minded me.

Judes and I have addressed the cole slaw issue before, but I would like to share a little delight that I whipped up this week.

Fast Cole Slaw Everyone Likes
1/2 head medium to small cabbage, about 4 cups chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 finely diced shallot.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
healthy dash of Soy Sauce

  • Slice cabbage thinner than imaginable. Seriously.
  • Toast almonds at 350. This happens faster then you thick. As soon as you smell them, take them out of the oven.
  • Toss sliced cabbage, almonds, and cranberries in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together shallot, olive oil, red wine vinegar (you could also try rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar), sugar, and soy sauce. Dress cabbage mixture. Feel free to adjust dressing quantities to your liking - I am not a fan of lots of dressing, so I always keep it light - plus I think that helps the cabbage stay crisp as leftovers. If you like creamy dressing, you can whisk in a bit of mayo or sour cream.
  • Serve immediately, or set aside to marinate in the refrigerator. The dressing is strong enough that this is fine to eat right away.
I'm telling you peeps this is a winner, and obscenely simple. Did I mention that leftovers are nice with chicken? Or maybe some sesame seeds? Oh, oh , or everyone's favorite - RAMAN? Seriously, cabbage is the canvas, and we are merely the painters.

Rock on fellow foodies.

Signing off,


  1. Well I just made this! I ate it with a sardine pate that I created yesterday on ryvita and some cheese. I'm hoping to have it tonight with roast chicken. Delicious. (I'm going to buy the roast chicken.....sigh) I added mustard to the dressing and used honey. I had to use raisins instead of cranberries, pooh, but it was pretty perfect. Also used nappa cabbage. My thing with coleslaw is that cutting for a long time makes me impatient and it hurts my forearms (tree-planting injuries still remain!) So the nappa cabbage was easier to cut. I have to go to work. I'm running quite behind schedule. ALL FOR COLESLAW!

    love jude

  2. I was just printing out the "Lee's Pastry" recipe. I was thinking that it would be nice to have a little "Print" icon next to recipe headings that would let you print the recipe without selecting the text and having to choose "Print Selection".



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