Intuitive Cooking: Raw Carrot-Cabbage Slaw
I suppose ‘Intuitive Un-Cooking’ would have been a better title for this week’s post, but I think I will ignore semantics in return for some consistency . The husband and I are doing a 2-day juice fast this weekend and in preparation for that I’ve been eating a lot of raw foods this week. I made some fantastic raw carrot cake cupcakes (recipe coming next week) and I’ve had some delicious salads along the way too.
I made this slaw recipe as a way to add some heft to my salads and it turned out to be addicting enough to just eat it straight out of the bowl on its own! As with my other intuitive cooking posts you should feel free to use as much or as little of each ingredient as you want to suit your own tastes.
For me, the combination of tahini and cayenne really makes the flavors pop and stand out from other slaws I’ve seen. If you aren’t crazy about (or don’t want to spend the money on) tahini, feel free to use a bit more olive/coconut/avocado oil (whatever you may have on hand).
You can enjoy this slaw on top of a bed of greens or as a side dish to any meal – or as I said before feel free to eat it straight out of the bowl!
I will let you know how the juice fast goes. I’ve done raw cleanses before, but never a juice fast so it should be interesting. I did watch Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead in preparation for it last night and I was really inspired by the film. If you haven’t seen it I definitely recommend it. You can watch it for free on Hulu here.