Crockpot Spiced Red Cabbage, Apples & Pears

Crockpot Spiced Red Cabbage, Apples & Pears

I bought cabbage with the intention of making kraut this week but I got sidetracked, threw in some pickled onions and asparagus instead. No more room at the fermentation counter station, now what am I going to do with all of this cabbage?

I made another batch of Frizzy Cabbage Noodles with the green one. That was GOOD!

I decided to make this with the red cabbage and I’m really glad I did! I’m still trying to think of what this goes with so maybe you can help me. I bet this would be great on top of burgers, in a collard wrap, on top of bread (with my new Cheddar Cheeze!) or plain in a bowl… that’s how my kids like it! I like it on my oatmeal!

I might try adding this to my Veggie Breakfast Cake!

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Asian Broccoli Cauliflower Slaw

Asian Broccoli Cauliflower Slaw

I’m not a huge salad person… as in “I’m not a big fan of salad AND I’m not a fan of eating HUGE salads in one sitting”…  I tried it, it’s not me. I’m a talker, I need my jaws to talk, not chew salad for an hour. I have other means of exercise I’d rather do… It’s called Crossfit.

BUT my kids are still in that picky phase, you know the same one your kids are probably in the middle of? If I serve them a salad these days I can pretty much guarantee it won’t be eaten. SO what’s a busy veggie-pushing Mom like me to do?

CAMOUFLAGE! They love frozen green beans, peas and corn. They fight over small bowls of it, it’s nuts. SO I thought maybe if I hid some peas in some “salad” that they might eat it!

Made this up and served it to the kids along with their Chickpea Omelets with veggies and frozen green beans. Well what do ya know! Ava spoke first and said “actually Mommy I do like this” before I could even ask and Cash just ate it without speaking.

Mommy: 1

Kids: 0

Asian Broccoli Cauliflower Slaw

Asian Broccoli Cauliflower Slaw

 

 

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Frizzy Cabbage "Noodles"

Frizzy Cabbage “Noodles”

My kids are on a leafy green strike lately. For a food-obsessed mom like myself there’s nothing worse than a leafy green strike, that’s for sure. Well maybe a semi-green strike because they love avocado all of a sudden, not sure where that came from because they’ve rejected avo for months! They’ll eat frozen green beans and edamame all day long but kale, collards, chard, etc? Forget it!

So what’s a leafy green obsessed mom like me to do?

Lie. Don’t tell me you haven’t done it.

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Spicy, sweet and salty!

Chocolate Chili Roasted Chickpeas

Chocolate chili what? Go with it…

I’m not a huge dessert person, neither is my husband. Now chips and dip on the other hand? THAT is my weakness!! I love me some appetizers!

I’ve been thinking about this combo for awhile now so I decided to try it! YUM! These are sweet, spicy and salty! I’ve eaten 4 batches now total, not all at once but over the course of a few days. I always eat the whole batch by myself too, hey it’s still beans so I’m good!

Spicy, sweet and salty!

Spicy, sweet and salty!

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