Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Vegan MoFo ~ Fusion Challenge!

I'm STILL plugging along with Vegan MoFo and the pre-determined prompts!  Today's is...the Fusion Challenge!  I'm not sure how much of a fusion dish this is but I *think* it would or could qualify!

COLESLAW!

First up is the more traditional vinegar based type of Coleslaw.  I took about a pound of red cabbage, carrots, and broccoli stalks that were pre-packaged and added the sauce which was made up of 1/3 C Tahini, 1/3 C Maple Syrup, 1/3 C Vegan Mayo, 1/3 C Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/3 C Ground Pumpkin Seeds

Here's where the FUSION part comes in...

I made a 2nd slaw.  Both of which I took to an omni pot luck.  This 2nd one is a Curried Coleslaw.  I used the same pre-packaged julienned/match-sticks and added a sauce made up of...1 C Golden Hunza Raisins, 1/4 C Pumpkin Seeds, 1/3 C Tahini, 1/4 C Lemon Juice, 2 T Maple Syrup, 1 T Curry Powder, 1/2 t Garlic Powder, 1 T Nutritional Yeast.

I enjoyed both.  The more I ate the more I liked the curry one.  It seems the more traditional type people at the potluck enjoyed the first one more - including my husband.


Not that these are FUSION but I also brought these Raw Vegan Lemon Balls to the Potluck.  The flavor was good but they were a little dry.  I suspect the Almond Flour was to blame.  I need to tweak this recipe before posting.

As you can see here there are 3 different looking "balls".  One I rolled in Shredded Coconut, the one is left as-is, and the one in the back I rolled in Coconut Sugar.

Question of the day: would you classify my Curried Coleslaw as a FUSION dish?

33 comments:

  1. I've never put tahini in coleslaw, I have to try that, and also curried coleslaw sounds divine! I definitely think the curried slaw would be fusion!

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    1. I think this was the first time that I had ever tried Tahini in slaw, too!

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  2. They switched the fusion challenge to day thirty, and the Autumn equinox is today, since today's the first day of Autumn.

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    1. DOH!!!! I guess that is what happens when I print the list out a week or two before it starts and work off of that! Ekkkkk...Maybe I will do a 2-fer today to make up for it!

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  3. We are on the same wavelength - I posted fusion today too :D I love coleslaw, so crunchy and juicy :)

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  4. Curried coleslaw sounds fusion-y to me! I'm not a big fan of coleslaw, but I can imagine that being a really good side with a burger and chips!

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    1. Oddly - I never was a fan either but am now :)

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  5. Yes I think curried coleslaw is a great fusion curried dish - I especially love the raisins which we always had in the curries of my childhood :-)

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    1. Thanks! It was a departure for me but glad I tried it! I really enjoyed it, too!

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  6. Great post and tahini in coleslaw sounds perfect and you know I pretty much like curry anything! :-)

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    1. I agree! Curry ANYTHING is pretty yummy! Lately it's what I have been craving!!!

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  7. The coleslaw looks and sound wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad I attempted to make it! It turned out pretty well for someone who wasn't really a fan of coleslaw years ago!

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  8. Yeah, I think that could definitely qualify as fusion. I've only just started eating coleslaw after years of thinking I didn't like it, it's turns out I like the vegan version :)

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    1. I can totally relate! I wasn't a fan either! Now I seem to like them!

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  9. I totally think it's fusion...I love that idea!

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure...sometimes certain posts have been a stretch but I have had FUN with them!

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  10. Congrats for being chosen for the third week round up :)

    That second coleslaw look yummy!

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    1. Thanks! When I first saw that I was so surprised!!! I think I was chosen for the 1st week, too!

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  11. The curry coleslaw looks sooooo gooood!!!!!! :) I'll definitely be making that one soon!

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    1. Awww thanks! Let me know when and if you do and what you think!

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  12. Curry coleslaw! Now, that's interesting. Looks a bit like our pickled cucumber - I think we have curry powder in that too, or tumeric, at least.

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    1. When I first saw the recipe idea I thought that it was interesting, too! Glad I tried it! Pickled Cucumber? Now that I will have to look into since I have been thinking about fermenting things SOON.

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  13. Sure! I'd classify it as fusion. Maybe Asian and North American.

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    1. Oh! Yes! I thought so too! Glad someone other than me thought it qualified :) Thanks!

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  14. Curried coleslaw? Nice fusion! I like it =) I'm still trying to figure out what to do for the fusion meal...
    And your lemon balls look good. They remind me of doughnut holes =) I bet they would be delicious rolling them in cinnamon!

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    1. I need to try and attempt vegan doughnut holes I'm so NOT a baker LOL

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  15. I like the sound of the curried coleslaw!

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    1. It as tasty and I ended up craving more :)

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    2. ^ It WAS tasty (sorry for the typo)

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  16. OOh, I love the idea of making and eating Curried Coleslaw! Great fusion example! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party.

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    1. I was happy with the way it turned out for my first try! It's sometimes hit and miss with me! HA!

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