Friday, January 18, 2013

Detox Slaw

Mikey and I have not been giving Food Nasty the love it deserves because he and I have been on a detox! Oh my! We are detoxing from all the muffins, pasta, cheese, and chocolate we consumed over the holidays. We wanted to feel light and at the top of our game, so we have been on an intense detox where we can’t eat gluten, lactose, sugar, caffeine, red meat, shellfish, basically anything fun. It has been torturous, but I feel radiant, Mikey has a ton of energy, and we look marvelous!

To go along with our detox guidelines we created a delicious slaw, which not to toot our own horns, but is great detox or not. Make this, enjoy, and feel healthier.

Ingredients: serves 4-6

1/4 small red cabbage
1/4 small green cabbage
3 large carrots
2 Tablespoons Fresh ginger
1/3 cup Shelled edamame
1 Tablespoon White miso paste
1 Tablespoon water
Pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 clove garlic
3 radishes
½ a shallot
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lime

This is such an easy recipe to make, it is basically two things, making the dressing for the slaw, and chopping the ingredients for the slaw. Put the slaw together by thinly slicing your cabbage and two radishes. Next peel and grate two carrots. If your edamame is frozen, heat and measure out the amount you need. Now mix all together.

To make the dressing peel and chop one carrot, two tablespoons of ginger, one radish, one clove of garlic, and ½ a shallot. Blend together until super fine. Next put the miso, vinegar, and water in and continue to blend. While continuing to blend, pour the oil in, and blend until smooth.

Pour the dressing over the slaw, you can use all of it if you want it super saturated, or some of it. Mix together and serve with some lime slices on the side! You will love it!


  1. Absolutely my kind of healthy and delicious salad. This is really beautiful, from the colour to texture.

    1. Thank you Angie! We love the colors too, nothing like a pop of crunch and color in winter!

      Francesca and Michael

  2. There is no doubt that detox food can be very tasty. You don't have to starve to detox. In fact it's better not to. You need a lot of nutrients for the liver detox pathways to function efficiently.

    I hope your detox will kickstart you on a healthy eating plan for life.


  3. What an interesting post about detox. I have found it extremely useful, informative and effective. I have recently come across an amazing detox drink namely "Red Tea Detox." I have used it personally and found it extremely useful and effective. I have got almost magical result after using it. Therefore I would definitely recommend it to others.