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by Sarah Steimer

If you want to do a little presentation flair, lightly pack the rice in a cup and serve over some extra bok choy leaves.

  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 stalk bok choy, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 3-4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups cooked rice (I went with brown basmati rice)
  • 1 egg, whisked

    This is a really easy recipe to play with.

Over medium meat, cook the bacon pieces until crisp. Add garlic, onions and ginger to the pan and cook until garlic and onions become slightly translucent. Add the rest of the vegetables to the pan and cook until the bok choy is wilted.

Push everything to one side of the pan and add the eggs, cooking them until they firm up and mixing them with everything else. Add the soy sauce and rice, adjusting for taste.

Makes three to four servings.

Recipe adapted from: FOODjimoto

Photos: Sarah Steimer

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by Sarah Steimer

We have stir-fry at least once a week - although this was a departure from our usual.

  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (I used olive oil, wasn’t making another trip out)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce OR Sriracha! Yeah!
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red onion, halved, cut into wedges, and pulled apart (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 small yellow or red bell pepper, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews or peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups snap peas

Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, chile-garlic sauce (OR Sriracha! Yeah!) and 1/2 cup water in small bowl. Set aside.

Heat vegetable oil in a pan (if you have a wok – good for you) over high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, cashews, and ginger and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes, or until onion and cashews begin to brown. Add snap peas and stir-fry 1 minute. Add soy sauce mixture, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, or until sauce has thickened and vegetables are coated with sauce.

Makes four servings.

Recipe adapted from: Vegetarian Times

Photo: Sarah Steimer

 

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