Meatless Monday: Bok Choy!

 Hello Meatless Mondaaayyyyy!

I have been much more explorative with my food choices lately! I’ve found fruits and veggies that I love now that I either never used to like or just never even tried like cauliflower, mangos, and mushrooms. I recently discovered Bok Choy. My mom actually was curious to try it and I’m glad I jumped on board with it. There was a huge mystery on how to cook it but with a little research and specifically Karen Roths you-tube video I figured it out!

Let me share with you how I learned to cook this delicious healthy veggie and what I paired it with!

How to prepare Bok Choy. 

  • Wash the vegetable. Bok Choy can be SUPER dirty so it’s important to make sure to really wash it and scrub the stems if necessary.
  • After washing, let the Bok Choy dry/ pat it down with a cloth to get rid of excess water.
  • You’re going to want to seperate your stems from your leaves and why? because the stems will take longer to cook, not much longer but you don’t want to risk overcooking your leaves!
  • You can cut up your stems and leaves however you wish, No particular length or width required.
  • Once your leaves and stems are separated. Put olive oil in a pan and let it heat up, I also chopped up some garlic for some more flavor, and then add in your stems. CONTINUOUSLY STIRRING. I found this to be super important AND the stems only need to cook for a few minutes because you want them to still remain crispy!
  • After a the stems have cooked alone for a few minutes add in your leaves. You want them to just wilt a little and get warm, stir them continuously as well and don’t let them overcook.

Shouldn’t take more than 7-10 minutes top to cook both the stems and leaves, and that’s it! You could use this as a side dish to just about ANYTHING. I personally used Quinoa.

I used my favorite roasted red pepper quinoa, I already had it prepared in the fridge but if you are making it from scratch start it before you start your Bok Choy because the Quinoa will take at least 20-30 minutes to cook, while the Bok Choy takes usually less than 10. I think the next time I make the Bok Choy I’ll have it with some tofu either scrambled or oven baked, maybe even just cook up more veggies for a vegetable stir fry, whichever I decide, the point is you can pair it with anything.

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Perfect little dish of deliciousness! 😉

And did I mention how crazy health it is? I did a little research and I found that one cup of Bok Choy cooked is about 20 calories. Gives you a large sum of your Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Calcium, iron,  fiber and magnesium. There are also a bunch of other things as well that I don’t know enough about or understand to write about BUT look it up people, this is a powerful vegetable, and as I just explained super easy to cook up and simple enough to match with probably just about anything you need it too.

If you guys have any other methods of cooking the Bok Choy or any other ideas of what to pair with it PLEASE SHARE THEM with me, I’d love to hear it !

and here’s is the link to the wonderful lady Karen Roth’s youtube video, (which I was so bless to have found!) which quickly and easily taught me how to make this yummy Bok Choy!

Published by missraee

I launched Miss Raee in 2016 purely for a twenty-something girl who is trying to figure it all out, who loves to write and finally decided to share it. I’ve had a hell of a time figuring out what I wanted this blog to be, and I’ve eventually narrowed it down to that I want this blog to be ME, every weird, quirky, loveable aspect of me and even more importantly anyone who also sees themselves as that weird, quirky, loveable person who might love plant-based cooking, multiple fandoms including Star Wars, Supernatural, Greys Anatomy, DC TV, Marvel, The Magicians and SO much more. I found myself being an advocate for mental health, for animals, for the environment, and for equality. I’m a big believer in the vibes you bring, the power of music, and how important the storytelling of books and movies and TV can be. If I’m not on the blog, you can find me sharing selfies and nonsense on Instagram @/amandaraeex3 and live-tweeting and putting in my two cents on twitter at @/amandaraee_x3, so I hope you’ll tag along with me on here and my social media and enjoy all the weird, quirky things we all love.

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