{companions} minted coleslaw & new mexican corn bread

Below are the first two posts we had as a team. Amy posted her yummy cornbread and I posted my favorite minted coleslaw. Both of these are great for summer food! enjoy.

photo by ann west

Green is always an inspiring color for me. In the past, it has normally been attached to spring and it was Kelly green or nothing. But now we have so many varieties of green ... lime, avocado, celery, green apple ... greens are happy, serious, silly ... green compliments most other colors as well ... yellow, blue, pink, purple, brown ... I love my grey couch with green pillows they make all the difference. And who doesn't love Kermit the frog!

Enjoy this all green fresh spin on coleslaw!

A Hint of Mint Coleslaw
recipe by ann west

green cabbage sliced thin (I like to keep this an all "green" & white slaw)
green onion
fresh mint - sliced
fresh basil - sliced
cilantro chopped

I believe that these herbs should be used to taste - but just in case I use around 8 -10 leaves of mint and basil and a handful of cilantro



3/4 cups mayonnaise
black pepper & salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
dash of cayenne
juice of 2 limes

Slice your cabbage and cut your onion, mint, basil and cilantro. Mix your dressing and toss with the cabbage. Add the herbs and onion and toss again. I love this fresh, yummy and beautiful green slaw. It is wonderful with spicy BBQ or fish tacos.

photo by amy twomey

If I was told that I could only have one food for the rest of my life it would be a serious toss up between beans and cornbread. I am a huge fan of cornbread, who isn't right? I had to re-workand dig for amazing new recipes when I discovered I was Celiac and had to 100% commit to a gluten free diet for life. So, along with that came a new recipe for cornbread given to me by my Mom who makes this for my Dad who also is a Celiac. I love it. My friends who come over to eat love it. My kids love it. It is a recipe I now make for my family all the time and I hope it is a recipe that my children will one day make for their kids too. It is an easy to make, delicious-must-try.

new mexican cornbread

recipe by amy

1 can (14-16 oz.) cream style corn
1 ½ cups corn meal
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
¾ cup milk
1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilis

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese and chilis. Mix well.
Pour half the batter into greased 9” square pan. Sprinkle with half the cheese and half the chilis.
Add the remaining batter and top with the rest of the cheese and chilis.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-45 min.
Cool slightly and serve warm.

1 comment:

Ballet News said...

Wonderful ! Well done

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