GMO Labeling Didn’t Win the Battle in California, But We Haven’t Lost the War & Sweet Winter Slaw with Macadamia Nuts & Mango

November 7, 2012

I am so happy that the elections are over but disappointed that proposition 37 failed at the polls. Proposition 37 would have required labeling on all food in California that has been genetically altered. Sounds like a no-brainer right? Why wouldn't people in California want to know what is in their food? Why would they vote against this bill? Because 42 million dollars was spent by companies like Monsanto, Dupont and Pepsi, to kill the bill. They aired thousands of misleading adds that said it would cost the consumers more money if foods were forced to be labeled, and that was a flat out lie. Monsanto and the giant food corporations have only delayed the inevitable. Those of us who feel strongly about this issue will continue fighting. We have the right to boycott the food companies  who supported the no vote,  and we have the right to support the companies who voluntarily choose to label their food. We've only just begun. You can see a complete list of the companies that contributed to the no on 37 campaign here.

Now, on to food. I made this delicious,  sweet winter slaw with caramelized macadamia nuts and mango today. If you don't like caramelized nuts, you can leave them out and just add some almonds or pine nuts. Hope you enjoy it. Vegan Day 555 – wish me luck!

Sweet Winter Slaw with Caramelized Macadamia Nuts & Mango & Papaya
Sweet Winter Slaw with Caramelized Macadamia Nuts & Mango & Papaya
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
  • 6½ tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1¼ cups macadamia nuts
  • 2 tsp earth balance butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chile flakes
  • 7 leaves of savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • ½ red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 mango, cut into small chunks
  • 1 papaya, cut into small chunks
  • 1 red chile, seeded and finely slices
  • ¼ cup mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 1½ cups cilantro, leaves roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper
  1. Place the macadamias in a frying pan over medium heat and dry roast for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly colored on all sides.
  2. Add the butter. When it has melted, add the sugar, salt and chili flakes. Use wooden spoon and coat the nuts in the sugar as it caramelizes. Watch carefully, as it will only take 1 to 2 minutes and sugar can burn quickly, Turn out onto a sheet of parchment paper, Cool the nuts, then roughly chop them.
  3. To make the dressing - places all the ingredient in a bowl and whisk.
  4. Place the shredded cabbages in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients, including the nuts.
  5. Add the dressing and toss together.
  6. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed


2 thoughts on “GMO Labeling Didn’t Win the Battle in California, But We Haven’t Lost the War & Sweet Winter Slaw with Macadamia Nuts & Mango

  1. Thank you so much for the information on the companies fighting Prop 37. You are right, we have power as consumers and I believe we vote every time we spend.
    I can’t wait to try the slaw recipe. It sounds delicious and looks absolutely beautiful.
    Keep up the great work!

  2. I was so disappointed win Prop 37 failed. It’s true, though, that we vote every day by the choices we make when making food purchases. I will continue to spread the word and inform as many people as I can about where our food comes from.

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