Monday, March 19, 2012

Hot Asian slaw and cold marinated cucumbers!

I really suck at making anything Asian.....sorry for the language...but it's TRUE! I really don't know the ingredients and spices to use to make something that has a true Asian taste and is enjoyable to eat! On I read a little bit on their page about stir frying and used one of their recipes as a base for the dish below. It was yummy. We served it with Marinated Cucumbers (also posted below) and a small amount of grilled organic, free-range chicken. My kids had theirs over brown rice. Hope you enjoy it!

For the slaw, I used what is pictures above:
1 bag broccoli slaw
1 small red pepper very thinly sliced
3 celery stalks, chopped
3-4 green onions chopped

Sauce (from allrecipes):
1/4 C. chicken or veggie broth
1/4 C. soy or tamari sauce
2 t. sesame oil
2 t. rice wine vinegar
dash red pepper flakes
1 t. sugar (i used a dash of stevia)
(mixed together ready to go)

glaze to add at the end:
2 T. chicken or veggie broth
2 t. cornstarch or arrowroot powder
(mixed together, ready to go)

*In a wok or great saute pan, add 1-2 T. coconut oil (high heat oil)
* Once hot, add in 1 t. crushed garlic (I use a refrigerated one because it's faster)
*Add celery for a minute then all other veggies. Saute for a few minutes
* Add broth/soy sauce mixture and stir until veggies are soft
* Right before taking off the stove, add the glaze and let bubble. Once it thickens, you are done!

I topped ours with chopped raw cashews and raw sesame seeds
Different and Yummy!

Finished Hot Asian Slaw
(The broccoli is almost noodle like)

Cold Marinated Cucumbers
David and ALL my kids LOVE these! We eat them a lot at our house and they are super easy and a great way for your kids to get their veggies.
In a bowl, I add:
4 C. sliced cucumbers (not to thick or too thin)
1/2 C. seasoned rice wine vinegar (we like the one with the red lid)
1/2 T. sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together and let chill in the fridge. Stir a few times while chilling before serving!


  1. This looks so good. Definitely going to have to make this soon.

  2. Fantastic! Thank you! That first picture is beautiful!

  3. Awesome creation! I'm so proud of you for venturing into Asian cuisine!
    In Brazil we ate cucumber salad like that and it included thinly sliced tomato and onion (we like red onion)
    I loved your pics too!!