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Introducing the Hungry Writer series where I share some useful recipes for writers.

Welcome to my second recipe for busy writers, not that other people aren’t busy. As someone who has a job as well as treating my writing like a second job, I feel like it gets too much and I try to make my life as easy as possible.

One thing I find in winter is that I like fresh vegetables but don’t always feel like cooking or have the time. Something like coleslaw is a nice way to have fresh vegetables, and it’s quick to whip up.

My problem though is that I love coleslaw but hate onions, so I use peppers instead. Then I discovered Nigella Lawson’s New Orleans coleslaw from her Nigella Express book. Anyway, I tend not to buy cabbage because it’s always whole and I can never use it all up. I came up with my version of coleslaw that keeps for a few days and goes nicely with various things.

So here’s my coleslaw for a busy writer…

  • 2 large carrots
  • Half a red pepper
  • Half a yellow pepper
  • Two sticks of celery
  • A handful of walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of plain natural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 lemon (squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

Finely chop or grate all the veggies, then toss them into a mixing bowl. If you have a food processor with a slicer, that’s also good. Mix the yoghurt, lemon juice, maple syrup, and mayonnaise, then pour it over the veggies.

This coleslaw goes especially nicely with grilled salmon, hamburger, or a nice toasted sandwich, and it keeps for a 3-4 days.

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