Thursday, February 28, 2013

5 Flavor Coleslaw

This delicious coleslaw is a great way to end cravings and balance health and emotions by balancing all five flavors (bitter, sweet, pungent/spicy, salty and sour) in your diet. Certainly you don't always have to eat a balance of flavors in every single dish, but here is one that balances all five flavors beautifully (especially with the apples added at the end!)

The dressing was made in the vitamix:

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (sour)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free tamari (salty)
  • 1 Tbsp brown or deli style mustard (pungent, salty, bitter)
  • 1/2 inch nub of ginger (pungent)
  • 2 small cloves garlic (pungent)
  • handful raw cashews (sweet)
  • mustard (pungent, sour)
  • water (enough to cover cashews, you can adjust water depending on how thick or thin you'd like the dressing.)

The salad consisted of:
  • cabbage (bitter, pungent, sweet)
  • beets (bitter, sweet)
  • carrots (sweet)

Sliced apples (sweet) were added at the end.


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Licensed Acupuncturists

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