Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tofu and Raw Slaw..




At work, we make a Raw Slaw for our deli case. I think the recipe is from Ani Pho's book... well, I wanted to make a good slaw for myself to eat and for my kids, so I came up with this delicious salad based on the ingredients I love and what I had in the house. The "mayo" consisted of cashews, water, ginger, nutritional yeast, garlic, cumin and lime juice. The slaw was red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, red pepper and serrano chiles. I topped it off with freshly ground black pepper and it is/was SOOO good! I had a more than generous portion for my lunch...

I also baked a bunch of tofu to take to my kids.. and caramelized some onions.. I kept enough here to make a good sandiwch for dinner... Open faced sandwiches are a great way to reduce the calories in a meal. I find them more satisfying because I can pile them high with veggies.. and I can justify using vegenaise! oy.. how I wish the stuff wasn't so high in calories!
On a non-food related note, I totally indulged myself in Tori Amos: The Piano Collection...
I received it today and I'm sooo happy! I love Tori.. she is a genius.
On another note.. I am moving June 1st and am cutting the cable.. TV...! I love me some TV, so this will be a change... I will miss Food Network the most I think... but all of your food blogs will totally take the place of them!.. plus, I am going to be doing my Raw Challenge.... so I imagine I will bury my nose in so many raw cookbooks for inspiration..

17 comments:

  1. Is nutritional yeast raw?? Because if it is.. I'm going to eat a lot more!

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  2. Oooh, that raw slaw looks HEAVENLY!!

    Tori Amos IS genius.

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  3. Hi!!! I'm finally back to blogging and getting caught up on what everyone's been up to. I'm excited to hear more about your raw experience. With summer around the corner, I've been thinking about it as well. This week for lunches I've been eating your veggie cream cheese on sandwhiches, in wraps, and on crackers. It is so versatile. I absolutely love it and make it at least once a month. It's things like that I would have a very hard time giving up (tofu isn't considered raw is it??).

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  4. fabulous looking food as usual, Mel ~ esp. the raw slaw. Fun to say, too! We cut our cable a couple years ago, and don't miss it one bit! Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your raw adventure!

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  5. That slaw looks fabulous- so fresh & colorful!

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  6. Oh, I love your "mayo," Melody. Anything with cashews in high on my list. And that open face tofu sandwich looks incredible. I want it and it's only 5:24 am here!

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  7. If Vegenaise ever makes a low-cal version I'm going to have to buy stock in the company. Your slaw looks amazing, as usual!

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  8. Anonymous1:50 PM

    That open sandwich looks very scrumptious. It never hurts on the calories to keep some of the bread out and put a lot of veggies in it's place. I even think lettuce sandwiches are a good substitute to bread.

    Cutting out cable sucks, but I once went over 9 months before without watching television on a regular basis and it actually was a wonderful experience.

    Traci Lynn

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  9. oh wow! A: that salad sounds SO good, I love cashews and slaws and spicy! B: I do the open-faced thing, too - why not pile up a sandwich with the best part, right? :D

    oh, and C: yay Tori!

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  10. The sandwich and the slaw both look fabulous! Good luck with the move. While I dread it, I also love a new place. Feels like a fresh start.

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  11. That slaw looks so good. I love purple cabbage!

    FoodTV would be hard for me to give up too.

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  12. I love the mayo recipe--what a great idea! I want to try it. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  13. I love Tori too!!! I don't have the Piano Collection yet though...and good for you on the TV thing. I don't have cable either, and though I LOVE cable when I get a chance to sneak a peek at a friend's house, I'm afraid having it at home would ruin my social life and gym routine.

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  14. That slaw salad looks divine Melody!

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  15. That's one great looking salad!

    I should really try and cut out tv too. Like you, I think the only thing I would miss is food network and top chef on bravo...

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  16. dazzie7:09 AM

    Amazing! this is truly one of my favourite. Wanted to share this, I tried it with this drink called purple. You must have heard about it since it's doing a lot of rounds in the celebrity circuit and is all over the news. Its tastes amazing, try it and let me know if you liked it or not. It is a health drink which is made up of 7 fruits juice and is high on antioxidants and you know about antioxidants right? it prevents premature ageing, what else do growing women want huh, LOL!! If you want more information to check whether what I am saying is right you can get it at www.drinkpurple.com . You can get it at GNC and drug stores.

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