bokchoy

Easy Stir Fried Shanghai Bok Choy with Garlic

What the hell is Bok Choy?  Think of it as the Chinese cabbage in terms of how common it is eaten.  However, don’t think of it as the Chinese ‘cabbage’ when it comes to taste, as it is nothing like the American cabbage!  Usually, this healthy veggie (which is packed with Vitamin A and C) is stir fried in traditional Chinese dishes and makes a great side dish.  Here’s how we make it at my house!

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Simple Oven Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is very healthy for you, however, some people don’t like the taste.  The good news is I’ve noticed that more often than not it’s because they haven’t tried asparagus cooked right!  Overcooked asparagus is mushy and gross! So if you don’t know exactly how long to steam it, I would avoid that.  How to guarantee delicious asparagus?  Roast it in the oven! It’s so simple too.

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Eggplants in Garlic Sauce

Stir Fry Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce (Paleo Option)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I know what I am thankful for… food!  But as much as I love Thanksgiving food, I’ve had enough turkey and Thanksgiving left overs.  So today, something completely different… here’s how to make authentic Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce (aka 魚香茄子) at home!  It makes a great side dish and also an entree if you’re a vegetarian.

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stir fried chinese cabbage with dried shrimp

Simple Chinese Stir Fry Cabbage with Dried Shrimp (Paleo, Gluten Free, Keto)

When i was little, I thought it was strange that many of my friends growing up didn’t like eating cabbage.  My mom has always stir fried it with dried shrimp (蝦米) giving it a crunchy and tasty flavor, and I loved it!   Maybe it was because not many people made it in this manner!  So let me share this healthy (the dried shrimp has some great health benefits as I’ll explain later) and paleo (also gluten free) side recipe with you!

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