Creamy Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

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Cabbage slaw for tacos is made with an avocado crema sauce which is added to a combination of red and green cabbage.

cabbage slaw for tacos

How to use cabbage slaw on your taco

Cabbage coleslaw with avocado cream sauce is the base of the taco. It should be the first food you place on the taco.

Then you can add your vegetables or meat on top of the cabbage slaw for your taco.

The topping for your taco will go on last, this would be guacamole, salsa, sour cream, etc.

You can even add the avocado crema on top of your meat to act as a sauce for your taco. It has a strong lime crema flavor that gives tacos a burst of lime flavor.

How to use cabbage slaw on your taco

What kind of tacos can you use cabbage coleslaw with

  • shrimp tacos
  • cauliflower tacos
  • pulled pork tacos
  • chicken tacos
  • fish tacos
What kind of tacos can you use cabbage coleslaw with

How do you cut cabbage for tacos

  1. Remove the outer most layer of cabbage and discard.
  2. Cut the cabbage in half making note where the center of the cabbage stem is. Cut in the center to separate the stem.
  3. Cut the cabbage half in half again to create a cabbage quarter.
  4. Cut the corner of the cabbage to remove the hard stem.
  5. Slice the cabbage into small thin strips.
  6. Slice until you’ve cut the whole quarter into strips of cabbage that are about the size you want for your coleslaw.
  7. Add your sauce to your coleslaw. Mix well until the sauce is evenly distributed.
  8. Spoon your cabbage slaw onto your taco and continue layering with your other foods for your taco.

Creamy Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

How to make cabbage coleslaw for tacos
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: coleslaw
Yield: 4 cups

Equipment

  • Food processor

Materials

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 5-10% fat content or Greek
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 red cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/4 green cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup carrots grated

Instructions

  • Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides of the avocado. Place the insides of the avocado in a food processor.
  • Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice, yogurt, olive oil, and salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse only for 1 second at a time. Pulse until the avocado lime crema sauce comes together. It should take about 8-12 pulses before the avocado lime crema sauce is ready.
    cabbage slaw for tacos
  • Prepare cabbage and add to a large bowl. Add carrots and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Take a few spoonful's of your cabbage mixture for your tacos – 1/3 cup for each taco approximately.
  • Add a couple of spoonful's of avocado lime crema sauce to the cabbage. Mix until the sauce coats all of the pieces of cabbage.
    cabbage slaw for tacos
  • You cabbage slaw is all ready to use in your tacos.

Notes

Keep your avocado lime crema sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Only add your avocado crema sauce to your cabbage right before using on your tacos. Otherwise the coleslaw will be a bit damp and will lose its crunch.
Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

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What is avocado cream sauce

Avocado cream sauce is a finishing touch for tacos. Avocado crema sauce can be a replacement sauce for salsa. It acts to bring together the meat and vegetables in the taco to melt the flavors together.

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

What is avocado cream sauce made of

Avocado cream sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base. The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Can you make avocado crema spicy

If you’re looking for a taco avocado sauce that has bit more spice to it, you can add a jalapeno with the seeds removed. Jalapeno can add a punch to the sauce that some people crave in tacos!

What can you add avocado cream sauce to

Avocado cream sauce can be added to:

  • shrimp tacos
  • pulled pork tacos
  • chicken tacos
  • vegetarian tacos
  • coleslaw
Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

You can add your avocado crema sauce to coleslaw for your tacos.

Mix a couple of spoonful’s of avocado cream sauce and some red and green slices of cabbage.

Add this to your taco for the base, then add any meat on top of the coleslaw. Top with a bit more avocado cream sauce and your taco is ready to serve.

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

How to make avocado cream sauce for tacos
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: sauce
Yield: 1 cup

Equipment

  • Food processor

Materials

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 5-10% fat content or Greek
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides of the avocado. Place the insides of the avocado in a food processor.
  • Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice, yogurt, olive oil, and salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse only for 1 second at a time. Pulse until the avocado cream sauce comes together. It should take about 8-12 pulses before the avocado crema is ready.
  • Add avocado cream sauce to your tacos as a sauce. Alternatively, this avocado crema can be added to coleslaw (red and green cabbage slices) to create an avocado creamy coleslaw for tacos.

Chocolate Bark Meaning

Chocolate bark is a dessert that is made of a variety of dried fruits, nuts, or candy, which is embedded into a layer of chocolate.

The foods that are added to the top of the layer of chocolate are not pressed in, only the weight of gravity will solidify them into the chocolate.

The meaning of chocolate bark is for the chocolate dessert to resemble the look of a tree branch. Having a variety of foods on the top of the chocolate gives the chocolate bark a rustic, abstract look to it. This is why it is called chocolate bark.

Chocolate Bark Meaning

How is chocolate bark made

  1. Chocolate is first melted down or tempered. The melted chocolate is spread by a pastry scraper or spatula on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Nuts, dried fruit or candy is dropped from approximately 12″ to let it fall into the chocolate.
  3. The chocolate is placed in the fridge for about an hour until it’s fully hardened.
  4. Chocolate bark is broken up into smaller pieces to serve. Each piece is about 2″- 3″ for each person to have a couple of bites of chocolate bark.
  5. Store excess chocolate bark at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
chocolate bark meaning
How is chocolate bark made

Gallbladder Diet Recipes

Gallbladder diets recipes are mostly consistent of whole grains, fruit, vegetables and lean poultry.

High fat foods can trigger gallbladder attacks, therefore you need to be extra careful when choosing what types of food to eat. Processed foods, and sometimes acidic foods can also trigger attacks.

You’ll learn what your body can tolerate by keeping a food journal to see when you have attacks, and when you feel good.

Gallbladders with gallstones unfortunately tend to get worse over time. If you were able to tolerate meat a few months ago, your body can change and all of the sudden you may not be able to eat high fat meats anymore.

If your gallbladder is inflamed, sometimes eating will just aggravate it, no matter what you’re eating.

Gallbladder Diet Recipes

Gallbladder Breakfast Recipes

Toast with fat-free toppings

  • Toast with jam and add fruit for a bit more neutral flavor
  • Toast with banana slices and honey drizzled on top
  • Oatmeal with toppings such as honey, fruit, cinnamon, etc.

Gallbladder Lunch and Dinner Recipes

  • Sandwich with hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, salt and pepper
  • Sandwich with hummus and roasted tomatoes with fresh basil leaves
  • Soup with a broth base with vegetables and chicken or turkey. Heavy creamy soups and other high fat meats should be avoided.
  • Pasta with tomato sauce and vegetables. (meatless or only chicken or turkey added) (only if you’re able to tolerate acidic foods)
  • Wrap with hummus or salsa, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers
  • Pesto sandwich with chicken and vegetables (if you are able to tolerate a little olive oil)
  • Stir-fry with vegetables over rice with chicken (no beef)
  • quinoa salad
  • hummus buddha bowl (no feta cheese)

Foods to avoid for gallbladder diet

It’s best to avoid high fat foods, and processed foods, which can aggravate the gallbladder.

  • avocado
  • beef
  • Italian sausage
  • pork
  • sausages
  • hot dogs
  • bacon
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • dairy (high fat)
  • heavy cream
  • buttermilk
  • acidic foods
  • fries
  • deep fried foods
  • nuts

How to Clean a Garlic Press

  1. Open the garlic press to expose the garlic trapped inside the press.
  2. Some garlic presses have an easy removing feature. It will look similar to the makeup of the garlic press, but generally it’s rubber. Fold the garlic press in the opposite direction to remove the garlic residue from the garlic press.
  3. If your garlic press does not have the easy removal option, add a little oil to the garlic that is trapped inside the press.
  4. Take a flat ended sturdy metal kitchen utensil (a butter knife or the end of a measuring cup) and scrape the garlic press clean. Do not remove the garlic with your fingers, or your fingers will smell like garlic.
  5. Soak the garlic press in warm soapy water, and use a cloth to clean the garlic press. If you prefer to use a dishwasher, lie the garlic press flat and place it on the top rack. The garlic press will come out spotless when cleaned with a dishwasher. However, there is a risk of the rubber or plastic parts of the garlic press deteriorating over time.
How to Clean a Garlic Press

Can you use a garlic press without peeling

You can use a garlic press without peeling the garlic first, but it does make cleaning the garlic press much more difficult.

How to Clean a Garlic Press

Is using a garlic press the same as mincing

Mincing garlic is chopping garlic up into very small pieces. Whereas, using a garlic press crushes the garlic. A garlic press exposes more the edges of the garlic than chopping. Therefore using a garlic press is just about the same as mincing garlic, but with a lot less effort.

Is using a garlic press the same as mincing

Can you grate garlic

If you don’t have a mincer, you can grate garlic by rubbing it up and down on a grater with the smallest holes. Be careful when you get close to the end of the garlic, as you may have the potential to hurt your fingers if they come in contact with the grater.

Can you use a garlic press for Ginger

You can use a garlic press for ginger with a bit more force. Ginger can be quite large, make sure to cut your piece of ginger so it fits nicely in your garlic press. Then use quite a bit of strength to push the ginger through the press.

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

Thai coconut noodle soup is made with creamy coconut milk and vermicelli noodles to create this tempting vegetarian soup. Thai coconut noodle soup is filled with a fresh vegetables and herbs, make this vegetarian soup satisfying and delectable.

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

Can you substitute fish sauce in Thai coconut vegetarian soup

Thai coconut vegetarian soup is made with fish sauce, but if you don’t have any you can substitute Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies, making it an easy 1:1 substitute in a pinch.

Can you substitute fish sauce in Thai coconut vegetarian soup

What kind of coconut milk should you use for Thai coconut soup

Use full fat coconut milk for Thai coconut soup. You want a full body coconut milk to make the soup as creamy as possible.

What kind of coconut milk should you use for Thai coconut soup

Can you add meat to Thai coconut soup

If you want to add any meat to Thai coconut soup, you can add Cajun shrimp or chicken to make this soup a little more filling.

Can you add meat to Thai coconut soup

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

How to make vegetarian Thai coconut soup
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 8 cups

Materials

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 3 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 ounces
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) package rice noodles (vermicelli)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp green onions sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine olive oil, garlic, onions, and red peppers and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add red curry paste and ginger, cook for about 1 minute while mixing into the vegetables.
  • Add coconut milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add rice noodles, fish sauce and brown sugar. Cook for 5 minutes until noodles are fully cooked.
  • Remove from the heat source, and add green onions, cilantro, basil and lime juice. Add any salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

How to Make a Dome Mousse Cake

Dome mousse cakes are eye catching since they are full of layers of dessert. When you cut the dome mousse cake, you can see how intricate the dessert looks.

Creating a mousse cake is more about preparing each component individually, and then assembling it at the end.

A dome mousse cake is made by using 1 flavor of mousse, a center filling, and a base for the cake to sit on.

How to Make a Dome Mousse Cake

Select flavor of mousse for dome cake

To make a dome mousse cake, you’ll need to pick the main flavor of mousse that your dessert will be based around.

  • Lemon Mousse
  • Raspberry Mousse
  • Blackberry Mousse
  • Blueberry Mousse
  • Honey Mousse
  • Guava Mousse
  • Vanilla Bean Mousse
  • Cheesecake Mousse
  • Durian Mousse
  • Chocolate Mousse

Prepare your mousse and let it chill for 4 hours prior to assembling your dome mousse cake.

flavor of mousse for dome

Select your center filling of your dome mousse cake

The center filling of your dome mousse cake should compliment the flavor of mousse you selected.

  • white chocolate ganache
  • dark chocolate ganache
  • maraschino cherries
  • jam
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauce
  • strawberry purée
  • raspberry purée
  • fruit sauce (blackberry, blueberry, strawberry)

Use a melon baller to spoon out a perfect sphere of center filling for your dome mousse cake.

Select your center filling of your dome mousse cake

For center fillings like sauce or purée, you can just spoon a little of the filling into your mold. Shape the mousse so that there is a half circle area for you to place your center filling in.

Base for dome mousse cake

Prepare your dome mousse cake base. You can bake the crust in a 9″x13″ pan, and then let it cool down.

Use a cookie cutter or glass to “cut” out a perfect circle that will fit your silicone half sphere mold. You’ll have to measure to make sure it will fit.

Using an empty silicone mold, match it up with a glass that will be a similar size to fit just inside the mold.

Coating for dome mousse cake (optional)

Coating for dome mousse cake

Garnish ideas for dome mousse cake

Garnish ideas for dome mousse cake

How to make a dome mousse cake

To make a dome mousse cake, prepare it in a silicone half sphere mold.

  1. Press the chilled mousse of the dome mousse cake into the silicone half sphere mold, making sure to fill all of the crevasses. Press hard to make sure there are no blemishes that will appear when you remove the mold.
  2. Place the center filling of the dome mousse cake using a melon baller. At this point you can put more of the mousse around the center filling on the edges. Another option is to put the mousse completely over the center filling to cover it. The center looks well presented this way. It will look like it is encased.
  3. Use a cookie cutter or glass to “cut” out a perfect circle of cake base that will fit your silicone half sphere mold. You’ll have to measure to make sure it will fit. Using an empty silicone mold, match it up with a glass that will be a similar size to fit just inside the mold.
  4. Place the dome dessert cut out base onto the mousse and center filling. Press it in well so it sticks to the body composition of the dome dessert.
  5. Place the dome mousse cake in the freezer overnight with it upside down. The mold should be on the bottom, and the base of the cake on top. Place the molds on a plate or in an airtight container.
  6. Remove the silicone mold from the dome dessert. Use your fingers to gently pry the mold from the body of the dome mousse cake. Press down on the top of the silicone mold to remove the frozen dome dessert.
  7. Place the dome mousse cake on a wire rack with a plate underneath to catch any drippings.
  8. Pour your glaze coating over your dome dessert. (optional)
  9. Add your garnish to the dome mousse cake and serve immediately. If it’s too hard to serve, let it thaw for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
how to make a dome mousse cake

How to Make a Frozen Dome Shaped Dessert

Create your own frozen dome shaped desserts right at home with colorful layers and textures of dessert.

To make a dome shaped dessert, you’ll need half sphere silicone molds to create the shape for your decadent frozen dessert.

How to Make a Frozen Dome Shaped Dessert

Outer Layer of the Dome Shaped Dessert

The outer layer of the dome dessert will be the primary color showing.

You can cover the outer portion of the dessert in a coating. The coating could be a

For the outer layer, you can add a small garnish to finish off the dessert.

Garnish Ideas for Dome Shaped Dessert

How to make Entremet dome Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

Inner Layer under the coating of the Dome Shaped Dessert

The inner layer under the coating of the frozen dome dessert is going to be a primary flavor for your dessert.

The primary flavor of dessert sets the tone and texture for your dessert. Ice cream or mousse work very well as a primary flavor.

Select your mousse or ice cream and press it into the half sphere silicone mold. Make sure you put this layer right to the edges of the silicone mold. Press this layer very hard into the mold. This will ensure there are no blemishes in your final dessert when you remove it from the mold. You’ll want this layer to be about an inch thick. Try to make it fairy even all around the mold. Use the back of a spoon to guide the primary layer into place.

If you’re working with layers of ice cream, you’ll have to pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then add your next layer of ice cream in the same way. Make sure to leave room for your center filling. Place it in the freezer again for 30 minutes prior to adding the center filling.

For mousse layers, there is no need to freeze the dessert when creating your dome dessert. Just fill with your primary layer and center filling, and add your base. Then place it in the freezer for 4 hours to let it set.

Center of Frozen Dome Dessert

Center of Frozen Dome Shaped Dessert

The center of the frozen dessert is filled with a sweet filling.

  • white chocolate ganache
  • dark chocolate ganache
  • maraschino cherries
  • jam
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauce
  • strawberry purée
  • raspberry purée
  • fruit sauce (blackberry, blueberry, strawberry)

Use a melon baller to spoon out a perfect circle of center filling for your dessert. Gently place the perfect circle of filling into the center of the half sphere mold.

Frozen Dome Dessert with layers

Base of Frozen Dome Shaped Dessert

The base of the frozen dome dessert is the bottom of what your dessert will sit on. You could also use a different cake base if you wanted. A cookie crumble cake base would also work well with raspberry mousse.

Create the base of your dome dessert using a 9″x13″ pan. Line the pan with parchment paper, then put your base into it and bake it.

Since you have a large amount of base, you can use a glass or something similar to “cookie cut” the bases of your dome cake.

If you’re creating a mousse dome dessert, layer your primary flavor, center filling, and base. Press the base firmly so it adheres together. Freeze for 4 hours, then remove it from the freezer and

Base of Frozen Dome Dessert

How to make a frozen dome shaped dessert

To make a frozen dome dessert, prepare it in a silicone half sphere mold.

  1. Press the body of the frozen dome dessert into the silicone half sphere mold, making sure to fill all of the crevasses.
  2. Place the center filling of the dome dessert using a melon baller. At this point you can put more of the body around the center filling on the edges. Another option is to put the body component completely over the center filling to cover it. The center looks well presented this way.
  3. Prepare your cake base for your dome dessert. You can bake the crust in a 9″x13″ pan, and then let it cool down. Use a cookie cutter or glass to “cut” out a perfect circle that will fit your silicone half sphere mold. You’ll have to measure to make sure it will fit. Using an empty silicone mold, match it up with a glass that will be a similar size to fit just inside the mold.
  4. Place the dome dessert cut out base onto the silicone half sphere mold. Press it in well so it sticks to the body composition of the dome dessert.
  5. Place the dome dessert in the freezer overnight.
  6. Remove the silicone mold from the dome dessert. Use your fingers to gently pry the mold from the body of the dome dessert. Press down on the top of the silicone mold to remove the frozen dome dessert.
  7. Place the dome dessert on a wire rack with a plate underneath to catch any drippings.
  8. Pour your glaze coating over your dome dessert.
  9. Add your garnish to the frozen dome shaped dessert and serve immediately. If it’s too hard to serve, let it thaw for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
How to make a frozen dome dessert

Greek Pita Bread Fillings

Greek pita bread wraps are filling and packed full of flavor. You can fill your Greek pita wraps with a variety of different sauces, vegetables, meat and cheese of your choosing.

In fact, in Greece, they actually serve fresh, warm French fries inside of their Greek pita bread wraps.

How do you stuff pita bread

You can fill your pita bread in a couple different ways.

One way to fill your pita wrap is by cutting open the pita to expose the inside; it will be pocket you can use for your pita bread fillings. It can be difficult to cut the pita bread and not rip it, it’s kind of like an art to get it just perfect. However, warming up the pita in the microwave or in the frying pan prior to cutting it open, will make cutting it open much easier.

Once you stuff your fillings in your Greek pita bread, hold the contents of the pocket, and roll the pita. This will close off the pocket and you can eat it without loosing anything. Don’t overfill it, or it might rip.

Another way is to fill it in the center of the pita, and eat it taco style. This way is much easier, but it’s also a recipe for a huge mess. Delicious!!

Sauce for Greek pitas

  • tzatziki
  • hummus
  • tahini

Vegetable fillings for Greek pita bread

  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • red onions
  • avocado

Meat fillings for Greek pita bread

  • lamb
  • chicken
  • beef
  • prawns
  • pork

Cheese fillings for Greek pita bread

  • feta cheese

Other fillings for Greek pita bread

  • French fries
  • roasted chickpeas
  • olives
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh mint
  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley
Greek Pita Bread Fillings
Greek Pita Bread Fillings

Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones without Buttermilk

Light and fluffy cheese scones are so tasty right out of the oven. Warm cheese scones served with broccoli and cheese soup is one of my favorite meals. Dip your warm cheese scone into your soup for an extra treat.

What makes a light and fluffy scone

Scones can be dense if they are overmixed. Scones are unique in that they have a wet dough and should only be mixed until just combined.

The light mixing, combined with the leavening agents create a light and airy scone. T

The cold butter is cut into coarse crumbs, which makes the scone have flakes of pastry. This creates that delicious buttery scone that everyone loves.

Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones

Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones without Buttermilk

How to make light and fluffy cheese scones
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: scones
Yield: 8 scones

Materials

  • 2 1/4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp sugar granulated
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
  • Place cold butter in the center of the bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into coarse crumbs (small pea sized clumps of butter).
  • Add cheese to the flour mixture and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Add milk and egg to the flour mixture.
  • Gently mix until the dough is just combined. Scone batter should be very wet.
  • Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. You should be able to make 8 large scones from the dough.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-18 minutes until the tops are golden brown.