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Food:

Tamari Glazed Bok Choy– serves 2

2 large or 4 medium baby bok choy, cut into quarters

2 small garlic cloves, chopped

1 inch ginger, peeled and grated

2 T. mirin

2 T. organic tamari (gluten-free)

1 T. pure maple syrup/ local honey

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. ume vinegar or rice wine vinegar

1 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. coconut oil

Cilantro and scallions- garnish

Directions:

1. Start by heating a heavy bottom pot over medium heat, add the coconut oil and let it melt. While you are waiting for the oil to melt combine the garlic, ginger, mirin, tamari, maple syrup, sesame oil, vinegar and cornstarch in a bowl, mix and set aside.

2. When oil has melted place the bok choy cut side down in the oil and cook for three minutes. Turn and brown on the other cut side for another three minutes. Rotate one more time and cook for another three minutes.

3. At the end of those last three minutes pour the sauce over the bok choy and let the sauce simmer and get thick, just a few minutes. Once the sauce is thick pull of the heat.  Serve immediately!!!

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Love:

I have made this dish more times than I can count. The first time I made this for Billy he thought it was the best thing he had ever eaten! It was a cold snowy day and I needed something warm to hold us over until dinner, I served it over rice and it warmed us from the inside out. Now he request this dish all the time, it surprises me what dishes he’ll like and I was shocked by this one, but happy it was a hit. This is a great dish to try bok choy if you have never tried it before. Serve it with brown rice, quinoa, fish, chicken the possibilities are endless. Also, right now it the perfect time to start seeds for bok choy in the house to transplant into the garden come May! I got seeds for bok choy at the Downtown Pop Up Farmers Market this weekend, I can’t wait to have some growing in my garden this year. ENJOY!

Nutrition:

Bok Choy- Cabbage is a nutrient dense, low-calorie food providing an excellent source of many nutrients especially vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, biotin, calcium, magnesium and manganese. The cabbage family of vegetables contains more phytochemicals with demonstrable anticancer properties than any other vegetable family. Consistently the higher the intake of cabbage-family vegetables the lower the rates of cancer, particularly colon, prostate, lung and breast cancer.

For another fabulous, nutrient dense, powerhouse of a recipe try my Roasted Brussels Sprout and Romanesco Soup

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