Make it. Eat it. Love it.
Stepping off the 12 hour plane ride from Tel Aviv to New York never felt so amazing, for many reasons. Being 6 months pregnant and having to walk around every hour made sleeping any leg of the trip impossible and the small seat on the plane made travels a bit more uncomfortable then usual. However, it was well worth it. Seeing my moms face as I walked out of passport control was priceless. She hasn’t seen my growing belly since I got pregnant and though pictures were sent, nothing compares to seeing it in person. Actually, I’m pretty sure she was more excited to rub my belly than see me. But, as a first time grandma-to-be I don’t blame her. I was in NY for a brief visit in November, but this was the first extended stay in 2 years and it is so nice to be back with all the comforts of home.
I have been home a week and the time is flying by. I spent the first 4 days home with my grandfather who flew up from Florida to see me. I have been visiting with my brother, catching up with friends and spending quality time with my mom. I have been running around Long Island shopping for baby gear and eating at my favorite restaurants pretty much everyday, lunch and dinner. And, because I have so many favorite spots to eat at, I have had little to no time for cooking.
Yearning to get back into the kitchen and cook for my family I made a trip to my favorite market on Long Island, Fairway. It’s such a change to have everything I could want at my fingertips and not have to think about whats in season and whats not, like I do in Israel. I had no problems finding jumbo lump crab for my crab cake burgers (non existant in Israeli markets) and I loaded up on white sweet potatoes for fries to have on the side. This summer slaw was the perfect accompaniment to both.
Filled with summery fruits like papaya and nectarines and dressed in a sweet curry dressing with a slight kick of heat from chili peper flakes, this fruit slaw is a great, healthy and light substitution from your usual slaw drowning in mayonnaise. The sweet flavors of the fruit pair well with any summer staple. From BBQ ribs to pulled pork sandwiches, steaks and grilled chicken to fish. The crunchy cabbage gives great texture and the sweet curry dressing gives the slaw a unique and delicious flavor.
If you are searching for something easy to make, delicious, beautiful and unique that is sure to impress your guests this 4th of July, this is the perfect slaw to serve.
|Papaya Nectarine and Cabbage Slaw with Curry Dressing||