Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bok Choy Dilemma

by Meghann on July 14, 2009

Look what I found in the mail today.

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I am a sucker for keepsake momentos like this. I have an urge to buy a frame and hang it on the wall next to medal and number. πŸ™‚

I can not believe it has already been a month and a half since my marathon! Its an experience I want to just keep reliving in my head over and over again. I love racing and am antsy for our race season to start up again in Florida in September.

I already have my first race lined up for September 26 – Miracle Miles, which I completed last year with Caitlin. I was giddy as a school girl browsing the registration information online today. Thinking about races just get my blood pumping!

Food gets my blood pumping as well!

Today I had a pack of Almonds and a Passion Fruit Dried Fruit Leather for my snack.

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I bought some Bok Choy the other week, hoping I would do something creative with it, but instead it just sat in my fridge. After googling what to do with bok choy the only thing I could come up with was stir fry. So much for creativity. Oh well, I knew I had to eat it tonight, so a simple stir fry it was.

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For the stir fry I heated my wok on high and coated it with sesame oil before adding my veggies, which included

  • Bok Choy
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Snap Peas
  • Tomato
  • Craisins

Once the veggies were soft I made a simple sauce Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Apricot Preserves, Ground Ginger Root, Red Pepper Flakes and Sesame Seeds then added it to the pan.

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I topped my stir fry with left over Baked Tofu and Raw Cashews.

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The bok choy reminded me of any other green, specifically my below souther collard. I thought it was refreshing in the stir fry. My impromptu sauce with the addition of apricot preserves gave the dish a nice sweet and spicy kick. πŸ™‚

Does anyone have any fun suggestions for next time I contemplate bok choy?

For dessert I discovered something in my freezer that has gone ignored for far too long.

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Girl Scout Thin Mints! I enjoyed a four cookie serving. πŸ˜‰

While eating dinner/ dessert I watched the movie Push I had received through NetFlix. Take my advice, DO NOT see that movie. :/

That is all.

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