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Flawless Slaw

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Right around this time last summer, I discovered my love for sweet and crunchy bowls of cole slaw and became obsessed. It’s easy, flavorful, and-I think we can all agree- the perfect side, topping, or whole meal on hot summer afternoons…or mornings…or evenings. I made a pretty big batch a few weeks ago, and was rejoicing in every mouth-watering bite. But, then one morning…

I woke up- slawless
Post up- slawless
Ridin’ round in it- slawless
Flossin’ on that- slawless
This diamond- slawless
My diamond- slawless

You know it’s been rough when the inner Yoncé comes out. It’s the truest sign that I’ll need to whip this up again, sometime soon. 

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When I learned that the key to a flavorful cole slaw is raisins, I wasn’t surprised. Why? Because, grapes. Praise the grapes. You can find grapes in my salads, in my freezer, and now, in my cole slaw! They’re filled with potassium, which helps to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and kidney disorders. They also contain resveratrol, a natural polyphenol (meaning it has antioxidants), which helps to increase blood flow to the brain and eliminate brain-damaging plaques. They even help clear uric acid, so they can be eaten as a recovery snack after a workout. Little miracle bubbles, I tell ya!

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So, go ahead and check out this Flawless Slaw recipe for the perfect combination of tangy, sweet, and crisp summertime flavors.

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P.S. Cole slaw definitely falls into that day-old soup/pizza category…it’s even better the next day! If you prefer to make this recipe the night before, or have leftovers, go for it; let that slaw reach its full flavor potential.

Flawless Slaw: 

1/2 head red cabbage
1 green apple
2 large carrots shredded
1/3 cup raisins
3 tbsp vegan mayo
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tsp black sesame seeds
1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper to taste

Method:

1. Half and shred the cabbage.
2. Slice the apples into string-thin pieces.
3. Shred or very thinly slice the carrots. I used a peeler to slice them into noodle-like pieces that still have crunch.
4. Combine mayo, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
5. Add the dressing into the cabbage and mix until the fruit and veggies are completely coated.
6. Stir in the raisins and top with sesame seeds.
7. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
8. Crunch and say, “What a munch!”

That’s the law, raisin slaw!

Elizabeth 

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