Did you know you can make a slaw-witch? We have a fun recipe and photos for you for this month of October - straight from our new book, Holiday Secrets.
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage plus one leaf for hats
3 cups shredded cabbage
1 red apple, cored and shredded; shred this last and mix quickly with the vinegar so it does not turn brown (we left the peel on for nutrients and color)
1 cup light vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon vinegar
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. Chill until ready to serve. For fun with older kids, you can garnish each serving with a witch's hat or plastic spider.
How to make a witch's hat:
1. Microwave a piece of cabbage for 20-30 seconds so it becomes pliable.
2. Cut it into strips.
3. Roll each strip into the shape of a hat (see photos).
Each Serving: 1/2 cup.
40 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 1.5 g protein.
Four types of cabbage are commonly found at the grocery store:
• Green cabbage – Pale green head of cabbage with a white center.
• Red cabbage – This looks like green cabbage, except for its vibrant color.
• Savoy cabbage – This variety sports crinkled leaves with a mild flavor.
• Napa cabbage – Several varieties fall into this category. These mild-flavored cabbages are long, oval-shaped bunches of pale green leaves.
Tips for Using Cabbage
• Cabbage is great in winter salads! Put together a coleslaw, or mix cabbage shreds with other greens.
• Go for some crunch! Think of places you normally use lettuce – sand- wiches, tacos, salads – and use shredded cabbage instead.
• Hollowed cabbages make festive serving bowls for dips and salads.