JULIE LESSMAN’S BIT O’ THE GREEN
SIDE DISH IN DEMAND:
As an author of books about a passionate Irish family, I thought I’d give you a bit o’ the green today since St. Patty’s Day is just weeks away. This is one of those a sure-fire side dishes that people ask me to bring more than any other recipe because it’s just that good! It can take the place of a salad, is great for picnics or BBQs and the minute people taste it, they are passionate about it from that point on. It’s simple, easy and just plain dee-lish! Ready? Here we go:
Recipe: Broccoli Slaw
Serves: 10 - 15
Dressing: Mix together and refrigerate overnight.
¾ 1/3 cup white vinegar
¾ ½ cup vegetable oil
¾ ½ cup sugar
¾ Beef seasoning packet from beef ramen noodle package
Slaw Mix: 1 hour (or more) before serving, mix the following together:
¾ 6 green onions, sliced
¾ 1 cup sliced almonds
¾ 1 cup salted sunflower kernels
¾ 1 pkg. broccoli slaw mix (buy in salad section of produce)
¾ 1 package ramen noodles, broken up
I garnish by dotting with tiny oval tomatoes cut in half, but you can garnish with red or green peppers, cucumbers or any other pretty vegetable in your fridge
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction.” Chosen as #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year.
Julie resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law and new granddaughter, and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Her “Winds of Change” series features A Hope Undaunted, which ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010 and is followed by her most recent release, A Heart Revealed. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.