New Year, New Food

The new year is upon us, and I’ve started thinking about new recipes and dishes to add to my repertoire. For those that don’t classify themselves as “foodies”, it’s always great to step out of your comfort zone and try something that has more flavour and has different ingredients you aren’t normally used to.

For many years, I had classified slaw as one type: coleslaw, which I’m not a huge fan of. Last year, I had the opportunity to try Susur Lee’s famous Singaporean style slaw. It had a ton of ingredients and was full of flavour! Thus, came my search for a slaw I could make at home.

This avocado slaw recipe I found on Toronto Life’s website keeps it light but flavourful. Though it calls for ingredients you may not normally have in your pantry or spice rack, it’s quite evident that it will make for an aromatic and enticing dish!


Sometimes Asian-inspired dishes include fish sauce or fish paste, but I like how this is vegetarians-friendly. You can even keep some of the ingredients for future Asian-inspired dishes like a Thai curry or even a sauce to mix into your stir-fry dish. What I particularly loved about this recipe was how the garlic is prepared by frying them to add a crunch. It leaves me with the strong urge to toss it into other dishes like rice casseroles, marinated tofu, roasted vegetables, etc.

There are a lot of people out there who have a love for avocado, and this dish hits the mark with not only including this nutritious fruit, but also making this your not so average salad. It sure beats out some other basic salads out there! Just goes to show that you can win friends with salad!xo


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