I know, I know, it’s only been a day, but even one day without coffee or chocolate is a struggle for me!
Dinner tonight wasn’t a stretch… I’ve had this cabbage salad sitting in my fridge since Friday!
About six years ago, before my first trip to France, a very good family friend of mine gave me More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin (as well as some MFK Fisher stories) to get me excited about French food. On my last trip home, I brought the book to read on the airplane, and let me tell you, there are so many delicious things in there that I can’t wait to make!
This cabbage came from a section about wonderful things to make with lemon. (When CFW is over, I can promise you a lemon rice pudding!) I adapted the recipe a little bit and ended up with a simple cabbage slaw that, even after two days in the refrigerator, is still crunchy and full of flavor.
Laurie Colwin’s Sesame Cabbage Slaw
- 1 head of cabbage, washed and chopped into one-inch strips
- juice of 1 lemon
- sesame oil
- rice wine vinegar
Dress cabbage with a few shakes of salt and toss. Add juice of 1/2 lemon first, then add more to taste. Add a few tablespoons of sesame oil and rice vinegar to taste, and toss with hands.
You can see that the recipe is completely up to you. You can have the whole thing for dinner (as Colwin did in college), but you probably won’t feel so great afterwards.
I didn’t use very much salt, but I justified having it for dinner tonight because I’d made it before deciding to try CFW and wasting food is much worse to me than a little extra sodium. I have five days to eat up the contents of my fridg!
I also made some Gliding Calm tofu and a small sweet potato which I topped with a little agave (no added ingredients) and a couple dollops of Greek yogurt.
The tofu decided it wanted to be cut into thin little triangles tonight.
I sipped on a POM/ club soda spritzer…
… and caught up on the best parts of the newspaper.
I knew the hard part of my meal was going to be the dessert. If I don’t have some kind of sweet treat, I don’t feel like my meal has closure and I end up scavenging around until I finally just have what I wanted in the first place. No chocolate, so I decided to have the next best thing: nut butter! I finished up the container of Greek yogurt and added 1/2 banana, 3 strawberries and 1 teaspoon of almond butter.
This was my second time having AB today… I have a feeling it’s going to be keeping me afloat these next few days!
Anywho, I’m starting to fade after my night of ill sleep so I’m going to bring my homework into bed with me. Hope you’ve had an excellent weekend!
What is one thing, big or small, that you’re looking forward to about tomorrow?