Sunday, August 15, 2010
Carrot Raisin Slaw
Posted by Diana Renata
Yesterday was my 10 year high school reunion. It's a little hard to believe I've been out of school for a decade. So many things have changed, but seeing my old friends again I realized so many things have stayed the same. Familiar faces with new stories, new lives. Some stayed close to home, while others have been all over the country and all over the world.
It was pretty much concensus that I am the most changed of my classmates, with the 125 pound weight loss, and the attitude and confidence changes that came with that. We looked through old year books, comparing photos of then and now. So many really great memories.
I wanted to share a bit of my healthier lifestyle with my old classmates, as well as ensure I had something edible at the gathering. It's sometimes difficult preparing Primal foods for conventional eaters- it's a taste issue. Most people are accustomed to starches and sweet flavors. Typically that's not part of Primal fare.
Carrot Raisin Slaw seemed to be an easy compromise. No starches, but it was sweet enough. Carrots have their own mild sweetness, as do raisins. Apples and honey sweeten up the slaw nicely for most palates.
Carrot Raisin Slaw
1 lb shredded carrots
1 1/2 cup raisins
1 large apple, diced
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp lemon juice
Toss carrots, raisins, apple, and almnonds together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. You can add more or less of any of the ingredients to your taste.
In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, honey and lemon juice. Pour dressing over the salad and mix well. Refrigerate until serving.
This is the first time I used fresh shredded carrots instead of the "matchstick" carrots from the grocery store. A lot of carrots go a long ways and I ended up with a lot more salad than I intended. A lot of it went at the reunion, but it looks like I'll be eating carrot slaw for a good week. No complaints here!
Oh, and just in case you're wondering, it makes a fantastic side dish for breakfast. Today I had it with eggs, but I'm thinking tomorrow I'll pour a bit of coconut milk over the top for a great Primal "cereal."