Including cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower) in your diet on a regular basis is one of the American Cancer Society’s key nutrition tips to help reduce the risk of the disease. These vegetables contain more cancer fighting phytonutrients than any others. Lucky for us, our CSA vegetables this week included beautiful cabbages (both red and green).

Orange Spiked Slaw

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 garlic cloves

1 handful fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 blood oranges, zested and juiced (or regular oranges)

1 small knob fresh ginger (about the size of a quarter)

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon tamari

1 cup avocado oil

1/3 cup sesame seeds

1 small head green cabbage, shredded

1 small head red cabbage, shredded

3 large carrots, shredded

1 bunch green onions, sliced thin

1 diced avocado

1 thinly sliced orange bell pepper

1 cup cashews (we like roasted salt and pepper cashews)

sea salt flakes to taste


Combine the garlic, cilantro, brown sugar, oranges, ginger, vinegar, sesame oil, and tamari in a food processor. Slowly add the avocado oil until thickened. Remove from food processor and add sesame seeds. Mix the dressing with the remaining ingredients when ready to serve.

On day 32 of this 365 day project, I ate my daily five (including a crisp, juicy green bell pepper that I ate like an apple). Did you enjoy yours?

Much love,


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