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Monday, February 22, 2010

JICAMA SLAW and GIVEAWAY

2 carrots, peeled and julienned
1 small jicama (about 1 - 1/4 lbs.) peeled and julienned
1 large red bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
1/4 head red cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, halved lengthwise and very thinly sliced lengthwise
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoons minced cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoons red chile flakes

In a medium bowl toss all vegetables.

Combine oil, vinegar, lime juice, minced cilantro, salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder and chile flakes in a small bowl; whisk until blended.

Add dressing to vegetables and toss everything together, let sit 15 minutes,stirring 2 to 3 times. Serve garnished with cilantro, if you like.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Notes: Use a handheld slicer (like a mandoline or a Benriner) to make cutting the vegetables easier.
Vegetables can be put in a large resealable plastic bag, chilled and kept up to 2 days.
Dressing can be made ahead, chilled and kept up to 2 days.


Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms has a combination of GREAT!!! ideas for family meals. Make-ahead recipes that can be entirely made or partially made ahead of time and frozen to be reheated are serve later. I love this idea for busy mom, like all of us.


What I like about this cookbook is that the recipes are EASY!!! to make and includes items that I have in the pantry. This is a must for any busy mom. The font is big and the directions are simply and clear to read. There are instructions for freezing to keep the flavor and the taste fresh. Since this AWESOME!!! cookbook will give you a lot more recipes for meals to prepare ahead of time you will enjoy the stress free dinner time. But, best of all and the most important the recipes are delicious, your family will enjoy the variety.


Now, here what you need to do to enter a chance to win this GREAT!!! cookbook:

Jane Doiron @

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

asked me if I would be interest in a giving away her cookbook @ Heart N' Soul Cooking. I am a follower of her blog and think she has GREAT!!! recipe, so I knew I would be interested in doing a giveaway for my blog friends.

GOOD LUCK!!!

For Extra Entries:
  • Follow Heart N' Soul Cooking (with Google Friend Connect)
  • Blog about this giveaway, with a link back to me.
  • Follow the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog
  • Sign up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter.
  • Grab the Make Ahead meals for Busy Moms button, found on her blogs sidebar.
For 3 Extra Entries:
Please leave a separate comment for each item that you have completed stating that you have done so. That will give you 9 AWESOME!!! chances.

Winners will be chosen via Random Drawing. Winners who I am unable to contact and who don't claim their prize within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notifications and me posting the winner of the prize will forfeit their prize. Please follow directions. This is open to all bloggers and nonbloggers alike. You have from now until March 7th, 2010 at 11:59 PM (Alaska time) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. I will randomly pick one winner and announce it here on my blog shortly after March 8th! Open to USA only!

44 comments:

  1. Hola sweety ,thats a real good slaw u have here ...as everything...
    cheers and have a wonderful week....

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  2. This looks really good. I am going to write it down for Tony he loves slaw! Thanks :)
    wendy

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  3. What a great recipe. A nice change from the usual mayonaise based recipes.

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  4. You know, I have never tried jicama! I think I might need to. :-)

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  5. I love jicama, but I can't always find it here. I've never done anything except slice it and eat it. This is a great idea.

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  6. I have to try these recipes, thank you!

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  7. Good luck with the giveaway... Don't think I will be able to win anything for awhile, as I am out of the states...

    sorry I haven't been around for awhile, I moved to the US Virgin Islands (I still giggle when I say that) for six months, and it is taking awhile to get settled. But i do think I am caught up, and will be back reading each of your new posts as usual...

    Come take a look at my new blogs of Island life!

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  8. Hola agian ...i have a little sweet tag jus for u dear ...hop by right here to see why i though of u as a fascinating blogger...

    http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2010/02/joannes-birthday-middle-eastern-chicken.html

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  9. I love jicama! I haven't been able to find it recently, but I am going to renew my efforts because I have to try this recipe!

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  10. This slaw looks fabulous! I'm always looking for good side dishes for Mexican food, and this looks like it would pair well with Asian, as well!

    For the giveaway, I'd love to try the Coffee Cake with Apple Pie Filling. Mmm ...

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  11. Entry #2, I'm a follower of your blog.

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  12. And for #3, I'm a follower of the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog. Thanks!

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  13. Aloha, love the slaw recipe, will try it!!
    so glad I dropped by
    Aloha

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  14. I would love to try the BBQ pepper jack chicken.

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  15. I have a make ahead meals button on my blog (www.mommieguide.blogspot.com, on the left hand side)

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  16. I would love to try the Baked Chicken Chimichangas!

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  17. I follow you on google friend connect

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  18. I follow the Make Ahead Meals blog

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  19. I follow the make ahead meals blog

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  20. Baked Chicken Chimichangas sound yum!

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  21. signed up for her newsletter

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  22. Oh its definitely the Apple Pie Bread. I am a total carb fiend. Thanks for the giveaway!


    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  23. Following Make-Ahead Meals too!

    Thanks again!


    Chris

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  24. I'd love to try the baked chicken chimichangas!

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  25. I am following the Make Ahead meals blog!

    melissasbargains at gmail dot com

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  26. Entry 1 - I would love to try her BBQ Pepper Jack Chicken recipe! Thanks for the tip.

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  27. Entry 2 -

    I am now following Heart N' Soul Cooking through Google Friend Connect

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  28. Entry 3 - I am following the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog through Google Reader

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  29. Entry 4 - I signed up for the newsletter

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  30. Amoungst many other of her recipes, I would love to try the Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  31. I follow Heart N Soul Cooking on Google Friend!

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  32. I follow Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Blog!

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  33. I would love to make the chocolate banana nut bread.

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  34. I am following you with Google Friend Connect.

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  35. I am following the make ahead meals blog.

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  36. I signed up for the make ahead meals newsletter.

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  37. I would love to make the spicy corn chowder.

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  38. Just sending you some love and healing Geri!

    Miss you girl!

    xoxo

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  39. Hey dear Geri...i popped by to say hullo and was wondering where u were and now i saw the prev message......hope alls well and yeah sending u loads of love and healing to topped with huggies and a kiss....
    and to ur family too.....

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