TIP OF THE DAY: Vietnamese Cabbage Slaw, a.k.a. Cole Slaw

Top: Vietnamese slaw, made with a fish sauce-accented vinaigrette. Center: Conventional American cole slaw with mayonnaise (photo courtesy Blu Restaurant | NYC). Bottom: Vietnamese fish sauce (photo courtesy Red Boat).   So many slaws, so little time! On summer weekends, we try different slaw recipes and different potato salads. When made without mayonnaise, cole slaw…
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RECIPE: BLT Slaw With Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes & More!

A BLT salad with blue cheese and avocado in addition to bacon, lettuce and tomato. In this photo, the tomato is blended into the dressing; but we added extra cherry tomatoes as a garnish for a pop of color. Photo courtesy SafeEggs.com.   We tend to use either shredded cabbage (packaged cole slaw) or romaine…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bacon Makes It Better

Bacon cole slaw with Wisconsin blue cheese. Photo courtesy EatWisconsinCheese.com.   If you’re looking for a way to change up your summer cole slaw and potato salad, we recommend bacon (or vegetarian bacon). Or, you can substitute the vegetarian, kosher Baconnaise, a bacon-flavored mayonnaise we love. Real bacon or faux flavor, the smokiness adds a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spicing Up Store-Bought Cole Slaw & Other Salads

If you buy store-made salads—tuna, chicken, egg, potato and macaroni salad, cole slaw and others— there’s generally room for improvement. Add little bits of one or more accents, and you’ll have a vastly improved product. Select two or three seasonings to layer flavor. Examples: Cheese: blue cheese or feta crumbles or a garnish of shredded…
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