I am sure that at some time in our lives, we have casually invited a friend over for dinner, then realised that we did not have as much food in the fridge as we thought. This happened to me on Saturday… (Although it actually happens to me all the time…)

 

I thought I had plenty of risotto leftover from a large batch that I had made but nope! I had frozen half of it and eaten the rest so it was going to be PLAN B for dinner. The beauty of Plan B meals is that they really push our creative boundaries with cooking and sometimes we can make the most amazing recipes!

 

We can also make the weirdest thing that we have ever seen but I like to think positively and imagine that everything that I cook is freaking amazing!!

 

For my creative genius, I had some beautiful big portobello mushrooms, as well as some kale and cabbage. Coupled with a craving for sesame oil (because everyone gets those…right?), I made this crunchy asian kaleslaw to go on my mushroom burger.

Paired together, I had the delicious meaty flavour of the mushroom, followed by the delicate combination of sesame, lemon and soy to give an overall fresh flavour.

Mushroom Burger with Kaleslaw

 

It can also hold its own and it is fantastic with some cooked edamame beans tossed through it.

Crunchy Kaleslaw

 

CRUNCHY ASIAN KALESLAW 

Serves 2___Prep Time: 15 minutes___Cooking Time: None

Ingredients

Dressing
Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbs)
2 tbs sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce (use tamari to make this gluten free)
1 tsp red wine vinegar (rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar will work too)
¼ tsp of sugar (I used 2 drops of Liquid Stevia)
2 tsp water
pinch of salt

 

Salad
1 bunch of kale, destemmed and torn into large pieces
1 cup of shredded cabbage
1 cup of edamame beans, cooked

Method

  1. In a jar, add all the ingredients for the dressing. Shake well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the kale, cabbage and edamame beans. Pour the dressing over the top and mix well.
  3. Ensure that everything is evenly covered (I actually massaged the leaves with my hands)
  4. Serve by itself or as a side for dinner.

Let me know what you do for your Plan B meals in the comments section below, or post a comment on my facebook page

 

Hope you’re a feeling like a super charged unicorn, Olivia xx