Cabbage and Carrot Noodles [Gluten free, Grains free, Sugar free]

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Shredded cabbage and carrot with mayonnaise are the basic ingredients for a coleslaw salad.  Shredded cabbage and carrot is also a bed of noodles to serve your protein and curries on, and is a fairly low carb combination that I often eat, lightly braised in a combination of seeds and dry red chilli to provide a refreshing difference to low carbohydrate diet as well as a filling and versatile meal option.

I have cooked this the way my parents and grandparents before them cook cabbage – the combination of oil, garlic and seeds provide a good balance in taste and depth in flavour.  Use coconut oil instead of olive oil for a nutty taste.  That this can be enjoyed in my Paleo lifestyle is amazing….and another meal that my ancestors cooked too!

 

Ingredients

2-3 cups of shredded cabbage and carrots

1/2 small onion finely slice

1-2 garlic cloves, finely diced

1-2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp black mustard seeds

1-2 dried red chillies, roughly chopped

Himalayan Salt and seasoning as desired.

 

Here’s How

  • Heat the oil in a non stick pan on medium stove-top heat.
  • Add in the seeds, garlic and dry chilli, once this begins spluttering after a minute or two, add in the onions and braise until soft.
  • Now add in the cabbage and carrot and cook / stir fry for 5-8 minutes. You may after cooking, discard the dry chilli if preferred.
  • Salt and season to taste.

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Serve as desired.

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Cabbage and carrot noodles as a base for chicken meatballs, with a cucumber, chilli and mint salad.

 

 

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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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