Yesterday was trash day, so naturally I prepared to go through my fridge and discard all the items that were either on the verge of spoiling or already spoiled. I was unsure what to do with the two heads of cabbage that had arrived in the CSA box for two weeks in a row. We had already made every dish imaginable, stuffed cabbage rolls, cabbage perogies, braised cabbage, and cabbage soup. I was seriously considering making sauerkraut, but did not want to babysit a jar of sauerkraut for weeks. So I decided to THROW IT AWAY! Before I actually got to throwing it away, I got distracted and starting looking at my phone, where I proceeded to find a link to Pope Francis's most recent audience where he said, " Note well, though, that the food we throw away is as if we had stolen it from the table of the poor or the hungry!"
Noooo!! I couldn't throw it away now. I just couldn't. Suddenly, I remembered that I was supposed to take a salad to the end of the year picnic at my son's preschool. Then it just hit me, coleslaw!! So there you go. One small sentence changed everything for the better.
If you are looking for a better way to manage your leftovers, check out Big Oven. You can type in three leftover ingredients and the site will give you recipes you can use to create new dishes.
This recipe is a fun way to add a healthy twist to your summer BBQ's It also has cancer-fighting properties and it tastes great too. Serve with tortilla or pita chips. See recipe here.
Copyright 2013 Dora Stone
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