I didn’t get to the gym today (not that I’m particularly stressed about it). But tonight I’ll make up for the missed workout by making carrot cabbage slaw. It’s not a diet thing is a fitness goal thing. (I can only do five wiggly push ups and I want to get to eight, not wiggly ones.) Grating carrots by hand will work my right arm. So will slicing the cabbage. So I’ll get half a workout in. And of course my fork is in my left hand…
Carrot cabbage slaw with orange molasses dressing
- 3 cups grated carrots 3 cups thinly-sliced red cabbage
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or toasted sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup chopped parsley or cilantro
- 1/3 cup currants.
Toss with this basic dressing:
- 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. orange zest
- 2 Tbsp. orange juice
- 2 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. cumin (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. Grandma Fancy Molasses
- 2/3 cup oil (half olive oil, half walnut oil if you have it)
- Salt & pepper to taste
Put all ingredients, except oil, in a mason jar and give it a good shake. Make sure the Dijon is well incorporated then add the oil and give it another shake. Or you can stir it together in a bowl, in the same sequence.
Before serving, squeeze half a lemon over the slaw and add the zest of one lemon.