This Food Sass® works double-duty!

October 17, 2017
This incredibly simple staple recipe has it all: easy; keeps well in the fridge; great cold, room temp, or hot; tastes amazing; and is super-nutritious! Bring it ON.

One of the things that I LOVE doing, is helping my coaching clients bring more ease, joy, and flexibility into their Food Sass® Lifestyle. One of these fantabulous health seekers recently received the module of her NEW YOU Coaching Program that was all about Recipe Rehab. During her next scheduled coaching call, we got into a conversation about—of all things—coleslaw.

“Is coleslaw Food Sass®? How can I maximize it’s health factor while maintaining YUM, and, oh-by-the-way, are there other ways to use it?”

She was so excited about what she learned during that call; and today, I want to share the love with YOU!

This non-mayo version of coleslaw is easy, uber-healthy, so yummy that my teenage boys love it (whaaattt?!?), and it serves double-duty in your food week. Let’s start with the recipe:

Savage and Sassy Coleslaw

8 Servings


  • 3/4 of a small head of green cabbage, very thinly slivered
  • 4 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, thinly slivered
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper


  1. Collect the first 3 ingredients in a large bowl (cabbage, carrots, and onion). If you like your onion less strong, you can lightly sauté the slivered onions first.
  2. Combine last 5 ingredients as your dressing. Add a few drops of water to help the mixture emulsify and whisk or shake well. (p.s. a GREAT salad dressing container is THIS one, which has measurements on it and a no-drip spout)
  3. Mix dressing into slaw with your hands. If you like a light- to medium-dressed salad, use 1/2 cup of your dressing on your slaw. Adjust to taste.

Why is it SAVAGE and Sassy Coleslaw? Because the recipe was inspired by my middle sister, and her middle name is Savage, which is a family name. (RIGHT?!?! How come I didn’t get that middle name?! Badass.)

Now for the extra-fun part. This coleslaw is absolutely fab as a side-dish for ANYthing. AND, guess what else? It is ah-MAZING sautéed! So you can have it cold, next to your grass-fed burger. AND, you can sauté it up for 5 minutes until just tender and serve it as a warm side-dish OR top in on a bed of rice and toss some grilled chicken on top. It’s a gift that keeps on giving 🙂

Create Vibrant Health: BodyMindSpirit®

With love & savage Food Sass®,


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