Saturday Mix | Thai Slaw w/ Creamy Cashew Lime Sauce

August 6, 2016

Thai Slaw w/ Creamy Cashew Lime Sauce by Faring Well #vegan

It’s Friday night as I’m sitting down to write this post. I just pulled a batch of dark chocolate chunk and pretzel studded cookies from the oven (recipe destined for FW soon) and Scott is pulling up the Olympics on the telly. We nailed the best brownie recipe I’ve ever created the other night (well, I did, but Scott was the very important DJ) and I’m finding my hands searching for heaps of veggies and green juices (and smoothies) in between this baking spree I seem to have set myself upon. It’s all about balance, right? Even in the midst of summer. This specific recipe was created out of need. A need to consume more of my favorite summer vegetable, bell pepper, and a need for a heaping pile of flavorful veggies to be within my reach each day at lunchtime. I was able to share about this delicious recipe on my Nom show this past week (which you can re-watch if you’d like) but knew after one bite I had to bring it to you here as well! It’s a Thai spin on the beloved slaw. You can eat it on it’s own, or serve it up with several¬†options I list below in the recipe. I hope you enjoy this quick and delicious lunch or side while summer is still kickin’. Now I’m off to go watch the opening ceremonies! Have a weekend worthy of a gold medal now folks (too cheesy?) – xx


If I could try three new-to-me things from my favorite bloggers this weekend, I would choose to make Sarah’s homemade kombucha, Dana’s tahini stuffed dates, and Anya’s honey miso latte.

Are you as intimidated by eggplant as I am? Thankfully this article by The Kitchn helped shave off some of my fear. I almost feel confident enough to try out my own version of these eggplant roses.

I’m kind of obsessed with this wood shopping list pad. It would look a wee bit nicer than the torn piece of notebook paper currently taped to my pantry.

Does any one else get anxiety about going to yoga class? I found this article to be of some help for us inflexible people, with great principles to keep in mind to make sure you’re doing it correctly. Phew.

I’m in love with the Smeg Kettle, and wouldn’t be sad one bit if someone wanted to “secret santa” it to me this year ;). I’ll make you tea!

Has anyone tried Stitch Fix? I have this problem where I want to look cute, but have zero interest in shopping. I’m tempted to give it a whirl, but would love to hear from anyone who has tried it out – super tempting.

It’s time for the Olympics! What snacks will you be making? Nothing screams snacking like watching people work out harder than I ever will.

And now for some tunes! Scott and I were hanging in the kitchen baking the other night, when he put on this old album by Everclear and all the lyrics came right back to us. Ah, memories. – xx


2 medium red bell peppers
1 medium yellow bell pepper
1/4 head of purple cabbage
1 small bunch of cilantro
1/3 cup sliced green onions

3 tablespoons pure cashew butter
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground)
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon mellow white miso
1/2 teaspoon tamari
1/2 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon raw honey
1 garlic clove (or 1/4 teaspoon ground)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup filtered water

Finely slice the bell peppers and cabbage using a mandolin (or using the shredding attachment in your food processor). Toss in a colander over a large bowl, to allow any excess water from the vegetables to drain.

Place all of the ingredients for the sauce in an upright blender and puree until smooth (or use an immersion blender to puree in a small bowl). Taste and adjust seasonings/salt if needed.

Finely slice the scallions, and chop the cilantro. Transfer the shredded veggies draining in the colander to a large mixing bowl. Add the scallions and cilantro, and give it a toss. Drizzle with the sauce and toss until evenly coated. Serve right away, or let marinate (either on the counter or in the fridge) for 20 minutes before serving.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. These also pack well in individual jars for grab and go lunch! Jazz them up with a scoop of cooked basmati rice and diced avocado, or top with your favorite marinated tofu or tempeh.


Thai Slaw w/ Creamy Cashew Lime Sauce by Faring Well #vegan


  • Reply Nada August 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I’m a big fan of healthy slaw’s and find myself doing a version every now and then.
    I love the sound of this creamy cashew sauce and will try it next week.

    • Reply Faring Well August 7, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Thank you Nada, so glad you love the sound of the sauce too!

  • Reply KJ | Om Nom Herbivore August 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Love the Thai/Asian spin on this slaw and all the colors :D Its been far too long since I’ve been on your blog! Time to pin some deliciousness :)

    • Reply Faring Well August 7, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Aw thank you tons KJ! You are too sweet.

  • Reply Jess @ Nourished by Nutrition August 6, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Jessie, I saw you sharing this earlier this week from your Nom show and was going to comment how wonderful this would be topped with tofu for a light summer dinner. But, you beat me to it! I saw you having it for lunch the other day. I think it’s the perfect combo. I also recently stubbled across the recipe links you shared. All of them are great but I was especially intrigued by Sarah’s kombucha. I’m trying to get on the kombucha train but I don’t know if it’s for me. I love the idea of making it yourself though. Kind of like an experimental kitchen adventure. Sending hugs and looking forward to your recipes this week!

    • Reply Faring Well August 7, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Great minds, Jess! And isn’t the idea of making your own kombucha so interesting? I want to try so bad, just need to set aside some experimenting time! Truly would make you feel like a scientist ;). Let me know fi you give it a go too, her tutorial is so wonderful! Hope you have been doing wonderful, friend, and thanks so much for stopping by – I look forward to your comments every week! xx

  • Reply Maya | Spice + Sprout August 7, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Such pretty colours! Also those cookies sound AMAZING. Super stoked for that recipe ;)

    • Reply Faring Well August 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Nature is the best isn’t it!? And thank you Maya, I’m pretty excited to share them too ;) a little salad, a little cookies, a lot of joy! Hope you’re having a great Sunday girl! <3

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude and greens August 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    That slaw sounds so refreshing and crisp- pretty much everything I want in a summer salad! Happy weekend, lovely lady! <3

    • Reply Faring Well August 8, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Thank you sweet Genevieve! It is everything I crave in summer too. Lots of hugs to you!

  • Reply Anya August 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Hi Jessie,

    Thank you so much for linking to the latte. This slaw looks insanely delicious and the photos are breathtaking!

    • Reply Faring Well August 8, 2016 at 10:37 am

      You are too welcome Anya! You’re latte looks so amazing, what a brilliant idea you had to create such a sip! And thank you on this slaw too, goodness, you are too sweet! xx

  • Reply Lauren August 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    This slaw! So beautifully fresh looking. And okay, I got inspired to brew kombucha a few weeks ago and read Sarah’s “how to.” I’m growing my own SCOBY but as soon as that’s done, I’ll be on my way!

    • Reply Faring Well August 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you sweet Lauren! And AH NO WAY. That is seriously amazing, I cannot wait to hear how it turns out!

  • Reply Cadry August 9, 2016 at 6:10 am

    I’ve tried Stitch Fix a couple of times. There are some good parts: It’s fun filling out your profile and waiting in anticipation to see what you’ll get. As for the bad: In my first box, there wasn’t anything that I especially liked. In the second box, there were a couple of things. The prices are higher than I would typically pay for staples. The tank top I liked was close to $50, and the distressed boyfriend jeans were about $78. I ended up keeping the jeans and sending back the tank top. So I think it depends on what you’re willing to spend. If you mostly shop sales, it may not be for you. But if you have a higher budget for clothes, you may really enjoy it!

    • Reply Faring Well August 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you for writing to let me know how you like it Cadry! It might be worth at least one try, I’m so gosh darn lazy. And yay about keeping the jeans! Hope you are having a fab day, thank you again for taking the time to write me here – xx

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