Coleslaw for Sandwich
I don't normally eat a lot of 'fake' food. But one vegetarian food that I love is a product called Fakin' Bacon.
A tempeh product made from fermented soy and other organic grains, tempeh is high in digestible protein and fiber as well as loaded with iron.
Soy isn't normally on our menu - it's a devil in disguise - but in the form of tempeh (re:fermented) it's actually a good protein source. Plus, the price was right on these, about 80% off retail, and I love them in a wrap!
Please read more about soy, and why we only eat organic AND fermented soy, at this website: Natural News. (Sometimes the NN website is a bit inflammatory, but the information in this article is an excellent primer on why soy is not good for you. Want more information? Try this Weston A. Price Foundation article: Soy Alert!)
So, enjoy this recipe, it's a perfect antidote to all the heavy comfort foods we generally eat this time of year...
Recipe: Fresh 'BLT' Flavored Wrap
6 strips Fakin' Bacon, cooked crispy in pastured lard or olive oil
2 tbsp homemade Mayo
1 cup shredded Purple Cabbage
1/2 cup grated Carrot
1/3 cup thinly sliced Red Onion (or to taste)
1/3 cup Sprouted Lentils
3 large Lettuce leaves, washed (I like the red or green leaf lettuce, it rolls nicely!)
In a mixing bowl, mix together the mayo, cabbage, carrots, onion and lentils. Add some crushed red pepper if you like spicy!
Hold the lettuce leaf the long way, like a boat, and spoon in about 2/3 cup of the coleslaw mixture. Add 2 strips of Fakin' Bacon, and then wrap the lettuce around the mixture. Make 3 of these, then sit down with a glass of lemon water.
The fats in the mayo will give you energy, the protein will fuel your brain and muscles, and the fiber in the veggies will fill you up. Enjoy!