Thai Style Coleslaw

I have been in such a funk lately.  An “I’m-such-an-old-frumpy-grumpy-blah-looking-Mom” type of funk.  Have you been in one of those before?  They really stink!

Yesterday, I decided it was enough.  I marched into my stylist and told her to chop off my hair.  Yep.  A total pixie cut with my ears sticking out and everything.  I needed a change and it needed to be drastic to snap me out of the blahs!   It is amazing how powerful a sassy new cut and color can be to a person.

My awesome new cut inspired me to change into an outfit that would match my cute hair.  I can’t rock a great new hairstyle in jeans and a sweatshirt.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some jeans and a t-shirt/sweatshirt but, here’s to trying a bit harder on a more regular basis.  How you look on the outside has a powerful effect on how you feel on the inside.

And when you feel good on the inside, you are more inspired to do things like eat right, exercise, work hard and prioritize your life the right way.  So go throw on your sassiest outfit, some sexy make-up then make your rock-star self this kick-butt coleslaw.  Healthy food has never been so sassy!

This coleslaw is sweet, sour, spicy, salty and crunchy, which equals delicious!  The dressing recipe does make a bit more than what you need, so you can either save some for later, or just add a bit more coleslaw.  

Thai Style Coleslaw
(recipe by Carole Jones of
1 Tb Thai sweet chili sauce
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 Tb soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tb sugar or sugar substitute
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/3 C rice wine vinegar
1/3 C peanut oil

1 bag of coleslaw mix
5 green onions, chopped
3-4 Tb chopped cilantro
roasted, salted peanuts, chopped

1.  To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk well together until the mixture comes all together.  Add the ingredients for the slaw, except for the peanuts, and toss together with the dressing.  Allow the slaw to sit for 10-15 minutes then serve immediately with the peanuts sprinkled over the top.  If you let it sit too long with the dressing on it, your coleslaw will wilt too much and become mushy.


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