Red Cabbage and Carrot Coleslaw

 

Today is the first of the month and normally that means a bonus recipe for blog subscribers only.  But this month, the first falls on a regularly scheduled blog Sunday so we have a special recipe for all of our Ankarsrum USA Blog guests.  This recipe will also give you a taste of what our bonus recipes are like.

Today is also special because July 4th is just a few days away and with it comes a celebration of our nation’s birth.  July 4th for our family is filled with great food and tons of board games and a wonderful day spent with great friends.  This coleslaw recipe will be one you will want to add to your holiday menu for sure.

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Sweet Potato Cakes with Lime Chive Sour Cream

 

Need a new vegetable/side item idea?  I didn’t like sweet potatoes at all until I was almost in my twenties and discovered you can do so much more with them than mash with copious amounts of butter and sugar and top with marshmallows.  Now I view them as the perfect pairing for spicy, creamy, or acidic flavors.  And since they have a healthy dose of starchiness my kid will almost always gobble them up as well.  One of my favorite spice combos for sweet potatoes is cumin and smoked paprika.  The slightly spicy smokiness of the paprika balances out the sweetness so well and the cumin brings it all together.  Pair with a little sour cream jazzed up with lime and chives and you’ll have the most unboring vegetable dish for dinner.  Or breakfast, or brunch, or….

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Beets for Breakfast

First off, for those of you who celebrate it, happy Easter!  Second, this is not an April Fool’s joke.  You read that title right, beets for breakfast.  Now before you gag and think I must have lived in California too long, hear me out!  I tend to prefer a savory breakfast over a sweet one and am always looking for creative and tasty ways to eat more vegetables.  We all know yogurt is a staple of the breakfast table, but most people top it with all sorts of sweet things and forget that plain yogurt is used around the world in savory dishes.  I find beets to be the perfect pairing with yogurt, because while they do have natural sweetness, I think they taste best when they have something creamy and acidic to balance them out.

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