Thursday, April 29, 2010

Focusing On the Pretty

Good morning my friends.  Much too tired.  I got in a fight with a new sewing pattern last night and the pattern came out victorious.  I could go on and on about how defeated I feel, but instead, I will focus less on the negative and accentuate the positive.  Here goes.

Isn't this salad pretty? 
I made it last week all by myself and I think it's just about the prettiest thing I've ever made.
Just wanted to share.
What's that?
Oh, you want the recipe?
Well okay, here it is:

My Cabbage Crunch Salad I Made Because I Had a Ginormous Head of Cabbage From My CSA Box:
1/2 head of cabbage cut up length wise into thin pieces
1 red pepper cut into very thin strips
1 carrot peeled with a vegetable peeler
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2/3 cup peanut oil (I only recommend this type of oil, it will completely change the salad, and your life BTW)
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
Juice of one lemon squeezed
Combine all ingredients and toss.  Sprinkle with Sesame Seeds and some Salt & Pepper to taste.  Top with chicken slices if so inclined.

I'm linking this recipe up to Linda's Recipe Swap over at Crafaholics Anonymous!

11 comments:

  1. oh my... so colorful and did you say cilantro??? delish. I am adding this to my Trader Joe list. See you today! :)

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  2. Goodness that looks so gorgeous!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Wishing I had a ginormous head of cabbage about now!
    Enjoy the day!

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  3. Peanut oil. Hmm, we'll have to talk a little more about how it will change my life. Normally I run out and buy stuff like that for a salad, then have no idea what to do with the rest of it. If all salads were that pretty, maybe I would eat more veggies.

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  4. Janna, I'll post a recipe next week that I made in conjunction with this one that ALSO used peanut oil. Between both recipes I'm 1/3 of the way done with my bottle. I am totally like you though, I buy stuff for one recipe and then never use it again. That's why I purposely found 2 recipes that both used peanut oil :) C u and Nancy in a couple of hours. I can't wait!

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  5. Looks yummy mama. Tackle that bad boy pattern again tonight. :)
    xoxox

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  6. Thanks, Andrea! It did look so pretty, I made it for an early lunch. We had a stomach bug this week and nothing has looked, sounded or tasted very good. I saw your post on my way to trader's, so picked up *some* of the ingredients. I didn't have peanut oil, so used some regular with a very little splash of sesame. Katie LOVED the red peppers...and I added in a few sugar snaps sliced on diagonal, a pinch of sugar, and a wee bit of salt & pepper (ok, so I have problems simply following recipes, I know!).

    Thanks for the inspiration - it's been a rough week!

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  7. I'm really into cabbage lately, so i'm happy to try this! I'll share my cabbage salad recipe with you soon. I can't recall it all off the top of my head! :)

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  8. This looks like such a yummy summer salad.
    Janine

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  9. so...i don't heart cabbage but that photo of yours is making me forget all that. now i want to make a batch of my own. yum!

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  10. peanut oil has the best flavor! I think I just might try and make this for my MIL (who is vegan) this week while she's here. Thanks for sharing your recipes in the Recipe Swap!!
    Linda
    Craftaholics Anonymous

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