Today we’re excited to bring you this guest post by one of our favorite raw foodies, Judita Wignall, aka, Raw Judita. Judita is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC and an Associate Chef and Instructor from the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, CA. Her new book Going Raw: Everything You Need To Start Your Own Raw Food Diet & Lifestyle Revolution At Home is available at most major bookstores throughout the US, Canada and UK.
Judita shared with us this tangy and tantalizing raw Vietnamese Cabbage Salad, which would make an excellent starter for any Asian themed meals, or even a meal in and of itself. In her own words:
“Cabbage. The rotund, boring relative of the cruciferous family. Snubbed by children and adults alike and often found banished at the end of the dinner buffet with the other side dishes. Always a bridesmaid never a bride. Well today is your time to shine, cabbage. Time to take center stage dressed in lime, ginger, garlic and fresh herbs. Welcome to flavor country! If you, dear readers, like a good kick in the taste buds, you will love this. Enjoy!”
Makes 2 servings
4 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup shredded purple cabbage or additional green cabbage
1/4 cup sliced chives or scallions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon palm sugar or agave nectar
1/2 tablespoon ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons crushed wild jungle peanuts* or roasted peanuts
Step 1 Combine salad ingredients in a medium size bowl.
Step 2 Whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over salad. Toss well and garnish with crushed peanuts.
*Wild jungle peanuts are raw peanuts from the Amazon jungle that do not contain Aflatoxin, a carcinogenic toxin produced by fungus found in common peanuts. You can find them at some health food stores and online.
Judita offers Personal Health Coaching, Group Classes and Personal Chefing. Visit her online for more info, she can be found on Facebook, Twitter and at her personal sites: rawjudita.virb.com and rawjudita.blogspot.com
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