Friday, April 9, 2010

Raw Beet Slaw with Eggs and Avocado

Well I figured it was about time to throw another food post on the blog. So here is my dinner from the other night. Raw Beet Slaw with Eggs and Avocado usually is something I would eat for breakfast, but the other night it seemed fitting for dinner. So what the hell, why not? The raw beet slaw is super fu#*ing healthy and tasty so I really don’t need much of an excuse to eat it.

Raw Beet Slaw: I make this in large batches, so I did the recipe in ratios, that way you can make as much as you want.
2 Parts Raw Beets Shredded
2 Parts Jicama Shredded
1 Part Carrot Shredded
1 Part Red Onion or Challot Diced
1-2 Parts Green Cabbage Shredded
Fresh Cilantro chopped to taste
Fresh Basil chopped to taste
Lime Juice to taste
Salt to taste
Small handful of raw cashews (Garnish)

I used 1 really big beet when I made this (You can figure out the rest based on the ratios above). It makes a good portion (family size for most), but 1-2 servings for me :). I used the juice of 2 limes, and could have used a little more because my limes were somewhat useless. The Cuisinart shredder blade is very useful for this recipe, I don’t know what I would do without it. Anyway, I shred everything separately (Using the food processor) and throw it in a bowl where I add the onion, cilantro, basil, lime juice, and salt. Then mix it all together and you got your self one really good B.A.S. (Big Ass Salad). You can add sweetener if you would like, but I am a purest, and if I wanted it sweeter I would probably just shred an apple and throw it in there.

With the above concoction I fried 2 eggs (Pasture Raised Chicken Eggs from Sky Valley Farms, for the love of God please DO NOT BUY INFERIOR CANCER CAUSING CRAPPY PASTEURIZED EGGS THAT TASTE LIKE RUBBER, it’s worth the extra money to get improved taste and health) sunny-side-up in coconut oil, and topped with 1 small avocado and some hot sauce. It was definitely some tasty vittles.


  1. Please share your data regarding pasteurized eggs causing cancer. How does an egg that is heated in warm water (pasteurized) differ from cooking it in a pan?

  2. I am sorry I used some clumsy language. Pasteurizing the eggs does not cause cancer. I only used the word "pasteurize" with a negative connotation because it often adversely effects the health benefits of foods(Diary is a big one). In the case of eggs pasteurizing is not so bad, but I still prefer to find local pastured eggs(These are eggs produced from chickens, ducks, geese... that are eating a natural diet of grass, worms, bugs...).

    I was just referring to the cheap eggs that are always pasteurized as being inferior. It is actually the chickens diets that have the profound effect on egg quality not the fact that they are pasteurized. And you are correct, pasteurizing and cooking the egg is no different. I will respond more fully soon with a post on eggs.