Good things to eat

Brussels slaw

Here’s a quick, easy and super nutritious one for you!! 

I saw some nice ladies on the news making this.  I came in at the middle of the story so I can’t tell you their names but the one who made it was a nutritionist at an integrative cancer centre where they treat the whole person and not just the disease.  Members of the cruciferous  family are very nutritious in general but particularly helpful in fighting cancer.  So this is one of the dishes that they serve there.

You will need:

  • white part of one leek sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 large red, yellow or orange pepper sliced into strips
  • aprox 20 brussels spouts shredded ( I used the slicer attachment in food processor)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey or agave syrup
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic finely minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • S & P to taste

Heat a large skillet and add first olive oil.

Then add the leeks and the peppers and cook for a few minutes until wilted.  Then add the shredded brussels sprouts and cook very quickly, only about 3 minutes until everything is mixed together then take off the heat.

leeks, peppers and shredded sprouts

Transfer the “slaw” to a serving bowl and let cool a bit.

In a small bowl mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the slaw and toss well.


Use as a side dish, or as the nice lady suggested, with other stuff in a wrap sandwich or as topping on a burger or other hearty sandwich.

Brussels slaw

I quite liked this.  Cooking it slightly like that took that “raw spout” edge off it and the dressing made it really nice. 

I suggest giving it a try.


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