Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens test kitchen before moving into an editorial position within DotDash Meredith. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. McConnell loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen. Find her on LinkedIn.see more from this author
I am new to a plant based diet and this was my first recipe. I loved it! THANK YOU!
This is a easy recipe to make and is delicious. I used 1 date so it wasn’t too sweet. The sauce doesn’t remind me of a traditional bbq, but it is very good with the slaw on top! The flavors are very complimentary.
Three pitted dates equals 48 Grams of SUGAR. Albeit natural but not sure I want any…can I leave them out? I noticed in cookbook FOK uses lots of of maple syrup…that’s sugar too. I am pre-diabetic so think this is not a good thing but can someone confirm? Additionally, the last time I did a raw foods awhile back the smoothies called for dates and I started putting on lots of weight…I am wanting to take weight off.
Might I suggest you look into PCRM and their diabetes program. It’s a more targeted approach. It will also help you to understand why sugar isn’t the source of diabetes.
It looks delicious
The recipe for the broccoli slaw do you have it or can I find it somewhere without buying it from the store?
I buy organic broccoli slaw at Trader Joe’s!
What can I sub for farro?
I substituted barley. Was good.
I was wondering the same thing. Mayne quinoa or brown rice?
This was so delish!!! I added a bit more garlic and some chipotle for extra kick and we devoured it! Mouth watering good.
The recipes should be one for the slaw and one for the jackfruit. Combined as it is here is slightly confusing.
Jackfruit comes in a can; you don’t need a recipe for that. Broccoli slaw can be chopped or grated broccoli with cabbage & carrot, & maybe onion if you like it.
I agree. I find this a lot with FOK recipes.
Jackfruit is so tasty and works really well with BBQ flavors. We added an extra clove of garlic and used 2 tsp chili powder for a bit more punch.