Tropical Slaw

Even though I was recovering and wanted to go home, there was my friend, L, sitting in front of Layseca Restaurant, and then, after a period of, probably three months, the guitarist, Eduardo appeared! Yay! I told myself I would stay for one song, as I begged him to play and sing with us. And he did! Then it turns out he had/has the same stomach symptoms I did. And so do many people in town. Okay, sorry Walmart! it wasn’t your coconut oil. It was the stomach flu! Yay, I don’t have to throw out the oil, after all. My tummy couldn’t take any fat, at that time, I noticed. Not even avocado!                    

Sorry to digress. The singing, the music, the pure 12-string guitar and the three voices that blended, two male and one female, was pure heaven. Oh, thanks, Eduardo! SO much! The music was so healing, for both of our tummies!

Jicama , Carrot, & Pineapple SlawRecipe of the Day – Tropical Slaw
Ingredients:

1/4 c.  Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 c. Olive Oil
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 T. Coconut nectar or honey
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 medium jicama, peeled and cut into a thin julienne
3 carrots, peeled and cut into a thin julienne
1 bag shredded cabbage for coleslaw
1/4 c. Pineapple
1 apple, sliced (optional)
3 green onions, chopped

Directions:

  1. Julienne the jicama and slice your pineapple or peel/shred your carrots
  2. Whisk the vinegar, oil, lime zest, lime juice, sweetener, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well.
  4. Let stand for at least 2 hours, then chill for 2 hours.
  5. Tastes great over black beans, tacos or by itself!

Word of the Day – guitar – guitar

Tip of the Day – Aah, always sing, when you get the chance, no matter how weak you feel. The vibrations of your vocal chords, echoing in your tummy and your whole body…the vibrations of the other singers, and the strings of the guitar. Everything is so healing.

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