“NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES NOW CONFIRM THAT A WHOLE FOODS DIET COMPRISED PRIMARILY OF VEGETABLES, FRUITS, GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND NUTS WITHOUT ADDED OIL, SUGAR, AND SALT IS OPTIMAL FOR HUMAN HEALTH, NOT ONLY PREVENTING A BROAD RANGE OF DISEASE AND ILLNESSES, BUT ALSO REVERSING SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CHRONIC CONDITIONS. THIS FINDING IS OF THE HIGHEST IMPORTANCE TO THE COMMONWEALTH BECAUSE IT COMMUNICATES A TRUTH THAT HAS THE POWER TO SAVE LIVES.”
This is a delicious and unique spin on the classic slaw recipe. Crisp celery root, crunchy pumpkin seeds, sweet raisins, and a creamy dressing make this dish amazing.
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Some of you may have never heard of celery root, also know as celeriac. It is celery of a variety that forms a large swollen turniplike root that can be eaten cooked or raw. Here’s a picture.
The outside is rough and brown and the inside is a creamy white color. It tastes like a cross between celery and a potato to me. The texture is kind of like a potato, but it can be eaten raw or cooked. It seems that some of my readers are not open to trying new ingredients, but I hope to change that over time! If you can find Celery Root/Celeriac in your grocery store or farmers market then I highly suggest you give this recipe a try. An easy way to get used to the flavor is to boil it with potatoes when making creamy mashed potatoes. It gives your mashed potatoes a little kick, but it’s not overwhelming!
If you can’t find celery root then you could make this slaw recipe the old fashioned way with cabbage instead! You could even try using large radishes. I found some organic radishes at the farmers market the other day and immediately thought of using them in this recipe!
Health Benefits of This Meal
“Celery Root is rich in vitamins A, C, K and E, essential oils, carotene, microelements and other nutrient. Celery root has excellent calming, analgesic, antiseptic, anti allergic and other therapeutic properties. This natural product is recommended to patients who suffer from various problems with digestive system, including ulcers, gastritis, indigestion, a lack of appetite and so on.”
***NOTE: This blog is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner. All information contained in this blog is the opinion of Monique and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.
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Celery Root and Apple Slaw with Pumpkin Seeds and Raisins
- 1 cup cashews
- ¼ cup red onion
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- juice of 1 lemon
- ¾ cup water filtered if possible
- salt to taste
- 2 celery roots peeled and cut into strips
- 2 gala apples cored, cut into strips
- ½ cup raisins any type
- ½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds a.k.a pepitas
- Place the first 8 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Place the celery root and apples in a large bowl. Pour the sauce in the bowl and toss everything together. Top with raisins and pumpkin seeds.
Celery Root might be tough for some of you to cut. Some food processors have the attachment that cuts vegetables into strips so check to see if yours does that. You could probably use a grater too.
If you can't find Celery Root, or think you won't like it, just use about 3 cups regular green or red cabbage instead. It will be delicious!