Recipe |Easy and healthy Purple cabbage Coleslaw – Life is too short to be anything but happy
Little did I know that this simple hobby of mine would bestow me with countless precious gifts and many remarkable moments of life to cherish. Good friends, hours of endless entertainment and wonderful creative outlet are a few.
I recently had a chance to attend IFBM 2014 in Bangalore, which was organized exclusively for Indian food bloggers.
And what a fabulous meet it turned out to be. There were workshops on photography & styling, lessons on food writing & self-publishing your cook book, tips on SEO & social media awareness just to name a few.
The meet has surely given wings & hopes to many enthusiastic cooks, aspiring cook book authors and budding food photographers of India to soar.
Here are a few snippets from the fondest memories and beautiful times shared with friends from the meet;
Happy people are beautiful…well, don’t you think life is too short to be anything but happy.
We had a wonderful time staying together as one big family, caring and sharing space with each other. One of our local friends took us for a midnight ride in search for a cup of hot filter coffee.
Oh and the ruckus we made….we laughed till we literally started to cry sharing some of the hilarious moments, giggling, shouting, running around…we had such a fun time together!
The excitement did not end there for me. I had some of the best times of my life sharing my room with Deeba, who constantly inspires me with her humbleness and the amazing work on her blog Passionate about baking.
We chatted till the wee hours, shared some of the priceless moments of our professional and personal lives with each other…and I know I have got a friend for life.
One of the many delicious spreads in the hotel during coffee breaks. Had a tough time deciding what to eat and what to leave….
I was in the panel discussion on the topic ‘From blogging to business’ with some of the talented bloggers and cook book authors.
And there was a prize waiting for me from Urban Dazzle….
Just look at the amount of goodies some of the generous sponsors showered upon us…
Well, these are the precious gifts I received from some of my thoughtful and loving blogger friends. The lovely handcrafted wooden tray with two spoons, antique kettle, grape-seed oil, black poppy seeds and a lovely cook book.
And I used the same grape-seed oil to make this healthy and refreshing coleslaw.
Quick and healthy Purple cabbage coleslaw
- 2 cups shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 onion
- 1 tomato
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- Coriander leaves to garnish
- 2 tbsp Grape-seed oil/Olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. Black pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Method; Wash and shred red cabbage finely and grate carrots. Dice cucumber, onion into very thin slices. De-seed tomato and chop finely.
Combine all the prepped vegetables in a large salad bowl.
Pour the dressing over vegetables, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and serve chilled.
- Replace grape-seed oil with Olive oil or even sesame oil as dressing.
- Use toasted nuts or seeds to increase the health quotient of this recipe.
- Chill the coleslaw before serving for the crunchy bites.
- Use colored capsicum or bell pepper to add colurs and nutrition in the recipe.