Tropical Rainbow Slaw - This American Girl




Sorry I have been so absent lately.


My energy, my mind, and my body, have been dedicated to fighting off an infection, recovering from sun exhaustion, battling a stomach parasite, trying, failing, then trying again to let go of someone from my past, and making a video for the first time in my life… did I mention I struggle with perfectionism?


I feel very, very tired.


But I have really, really missed all of you. I have really missed this space. And I hope that by the weeks end, the video completed, perhaps after ingesting more antibiotics, I will be back to my normal posting schedule.


Today I wanted to share with all of you a recipe I made back in Montezuma. Just the thought of it makes me feel healthier. Makes my day feel brighter. Perhaps I’ll make it this afternoon in between video edits.



Tropical Rainbow Slaw


1 cup thinly sliced or shredded purple cabbage

1/2 peeled and diced cucumber

1/2 thinly sliced large carrot, or a handful of baby carrots

1/2 cubed large ripe mango

1/2 cubed buttery ripe avocado


for the dressing

Juice from 1/2 lime

Small squeeze of honey

Sprinkle of salt

Drizzle of olive oil

A big handful of chopped fresh basil and cilantro


Toss dressing with chopped fruit and vegetables. Pile high on a plate. For a more substantial meal top with grilled chicken, shrimp, or toss with black beans and sunflower seeds.



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