Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Asian-Style Cole Slaw

This is a light, delicious, and somewhat sweet version of cole slaw. My 8-year-old, who can't stand normal cole slaw, likes this version. It is a very refreshing summer side dish and goes very well with Chicken Satay


2 medium cabbages
1 large carrot
1/2 sweet onion
1-2 ribs of celery, optional

For the dressing:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar *
1/4 cup cider vinegar
4 T honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
6 T olive oil
about 1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
handful of chopped cilantro, optional

*Balsamic vinegar is not legal on the official SCD list, but with the note that real balsamic vinegar is fine, it's just that most of what you get here in the US is not actually balsamic vinegar. I'm pretty sure that what I have is real and my family seems to tolerate it fine. If you are concerned, you could either use all apple cider vinegar, or there are recipes for SCD replacements for balsamic vinegar around.


Shred the cabbages in a food processor (I use the thin slicing blade), or finely cut by hand. Grate the onion and carrot. If using the celery, slice thinly and add to the veggies. Place all the veggies in a large bowl.

Combine the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the veggies. Mix in the cilantro if using. Taste and add salt if needed.


  1. This is the first recipe I made with my new Cuisinart, and it's delicious! I used just one head of cabbage and still got a huge batch.

  2. I just need you to know how incredibly amazing every single one of these recipes is. I've probably made about 20 of them, and there hasn't been a bad egg in the entire bunch. You have made GAPS eating absolutely easy and delicious. And I even have kids and a picky husband! THANK YOU!!!!!

  3. Thanks for letting us know Mandi, that was the reason we started this, to make GAPS easier!



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