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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Asian 'Slaw

It must be cabbage week...Alright....I almost posted this last night I was so eager to share it with you all!  I made this up yesterday, ate it for dinner and thought I was cheating.  No joke!  My kids loved it, they asked for more tonight and wanted the leftovers in there school lunches for today.  This will be a regular even after Phase 2.
I thought this up after seeing a Asian Salad/ Coleslaw in the store and remembered a favorite salad I always like to make for gatherings when I am not on HCG Diet Protocol.  This may even taste better or maybe it's just me because of the nice new flavors I got to taste in this today.  Hope you enjoy more cabbage goodness or try it with spinach too!

Sweet, Sour, Tangy, Spicy- this will satisfy all your taste buds at once! All while 100% on protocol= priceless!

Asian 'Slaw
(2-4 servings)
1/2 large head of cabbage, sliced thin or shredded OR spinach
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 C cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes OR 1 tsp sugar free chili paste
1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard- sugar free
1/4 cup cider vinegar OR rice vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger root, minced OR 1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp powdered stevia or 10-15 drops liquid
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 TB water
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Combine cabbage (or spinach), green onions and cilantro in a large bowl then cover and stick in the fridge to let the flavors combine while making dressing (this really makes a difference).  In a smaller bowl, whisk together red pepper flakes (or chili paste), mustard, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, stevia, salt, and water.  Pour this spicy-tangy dressing over the chopped cabbage and toss well. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then toss again. Taste salad, and add more chili paste, lemon juice, salt, or stevia to taste before serving.
NOTE: If you do not like spicy then leave out red pepper flakes or chili paste.
PS-  Use this dressing over any salad or to create a stir fry with a allowed meat and veggie.
Phase 3:  Add more veggies such as bell peppers, red onion, 1 tsp. of sesame oil and top with sesame seeds. Also sub out the 1 TB water for 1 TB healthy oil of your choice.


  1. Natasha, thank you for this recipe. I made this recipe with grilled shrimp for P2 and it was FANTASTIC!

  2. Thanks so much J, I was shocked to see your the first to coment on this very popular recipe! I get emails by the loads commmenting on this one being their fave. Glad you liked it as much as I do!

  3. Going to try this tomorrow after a trip to the grocery store. Looks wonderful. I just discovered your blog today and am soooo happy to have some new P2 recipes! Of course, it's my last week in this phase, but this foodie was about ready to die from food boredom! Thank YOU!

  4. Hi jessica, I hope you enjoy as so many have! This is by far the most popular recipe on here. So true I know how you feel from one foodie to another :) Make sure you visit for some P3 recipes. It is a family recipe blog I have but I do note some modifications for P3 and it is very healthy eating for P4. I explain a lot of healthy ingredients and such if you don't already know. Good luck with the rest if your phases!

  5. Thanks for these recipes. I tried this one tonight and was pleasantly surprised with how I was tricked into thinking there might be some fish sauce, etc. It was a great veg for my dinner. I had gotten into a rut and had just about decided the only way I could take the HCG version of cabbage was to go raw. This gives me an inspired version. I want to try more of your recipes now. Thanks, Ginnie


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