It’s 4th of July weekend, and you know what goes well with burgers, fireworks, and independence? COLESLAW. Trick all the Ricks in your life and bring this tasty vegan slaw to share at a cook out. Or, make it and keep it all to yourself. This is a judgment free zone.
1 head of green cabbage
1 c organic Vegenaise
2 T coconut milk
2 T white vinegar
2 T cane sugar
1/2 t sea salt
1 t black pepper
1/2 t celery salt
Never underestimate the power of a sad looking carrot in the bottom of your vegetable crisper. It may no longer be a crunchy, raw delight but it can be roasted. It can be baked into a cake. It can be shredded into slaw. It can be born again, honey!
- Shred the cabbage and carrot in a food processor, or chop coarsely by hand.
- In the serving bowl, combine the Vegenaise, milk, vinegar, sugar, sea salt, pepper, and celery salt.
- Stir the cabbage / carrot mixture into the dressing until well combined. Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.
Adapted from Cabbage Slaw Recipe.
Do not disparage sad looking bananas! An overripe banana is sweeter and perfect for baking or freezing for smoothies.
3 large overripe bananas
2 T ground flaxseed
1/3 c coconut milk
1/3 c coconut oil, melted
2 T maple syrup
2 t vanilla extract
1/4 c plus 2 T cane sugar
1/2 c rolled oats
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t sea salt
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
Chopped pecans, sliced banana, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lightly spray 9 x 5″ loaf pan (or parchment paper-lined loaf pan) with oil and set aside.
- In a large bowl mash the banana until almost smooth.
- Stir in wet ingredients (flax, milk, oil, syrup, vanilla) into banana until combined.
- Stir dry ingredients into the wet mixture one by one, in the order listed (sugar, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, flour) until just combined.
- Using a spatula, pour batter into the loaf pan and spread out evenly.
- Add toppings, if desired.
- Bake uncovered for 45 to 55 minutes until lightly golden and firm on top. Do a toothpick or butter knife test in the middle of the loaf to confirm it’s done. Mine took 52 minutes to bake.
- Place pan on a cooling rack for 30 minutes.
- If you did not use parchment paper, slide a knife around the loaf to loosen it and gently remove it from the pan. Place on a cutting board and slice.
Good with breakfast, paired with coffee, as dessert, or as a host gift.
Rick was eager to dig in and followed me around with a butter knife while I finished taking photos.
Apollo Aldrich was there, too.
Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Adapted from Vegan Banana Bread.