Spicy Sesame and Ginger Bok Choy with Bean Sprouts

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sautéed bok choy & bean sprouts

This simple recipe of bok choy and bean sprouts is a great healthy side dish. It packs lots of flavour thanks to the chilies, ginger, garlic, and of course sesame oil. How yummy is sesame oil?

I had some bok choy and bean sprouts in the fridge. Some of the ingredients I had a few nights earlier for a stir fry.  I wanted to create a recipe to share on the blo,g but didn’t have much to work with.

I love putting myself in the kitchen, and getting creative with what I have. Even if it is quite limited. Some of my favourite recipes were born by just surrounding myself with ingredients ,and creating on the fly, experimenting. This is something that many people aren’t very comfortable with, that is creating vs following a recipe. It is a great way to improve your cooking skills. Get creative.

I love looking at cookbooks and other blogs for inspiration as well, but often the best inspiration for deliciousness are the ingredients themselves.

What is your cooking style? Do you follow a recipe, or do you prefer just making it up as you go?

bean sprouts & bok choy

It has been some time since I shared a recipe on this blog. There are several reasons for this.  The main one is that I have been focusing on finishing my Holistic Nutrition certification with CSNN. Working on Health is Happiness has definitely slowed my progress on that front, but they are both working towards the same goal of inspiring, and helping others to lead healthier happier lives. I am happy to say I have been making good progress, and am getting closer to completing this course.

There are several projects in the works that will likely see the light of day once I am finished. I have started to re-design the site which is another exciting advancement. I want to do another 30 Day Smoothie Challenge, but will have to focus on my studies first. I know many of you out there are ready for another 30 Day smoothie challenge.

I have been working on putting together a couple e-cookbooks as well, so I am looking forward to their completion as well, when I have a bit more time. Creating recipes for the e-books, and finishing my studies means fewer posts on Health is Happiness for now, but I can assure you there are some amazing things coming that I am very excited about sharing.

Another reason for the lack of posts in the past month in particular, was the result of takng a little holiday to visit one of my best friends in Miami. Needless to say, we had an amazing time. My cousin from England joined us there. We went to see the Cadillac World Golf Championships, a Miami Heat game, a university of Miami basketball game, spent time on the beach, ate some amazing food and tons more.

I am glad to be back in the flow of real life, creating delicious recipes to share with everyone. Hopefully you enjoy this simple yet very flavourful spicy, sesame, and ginger bok choy with bean sprouts recipe.

Sautéed Baby Bok Choy and Bean Sprouts
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 2
A simple side dish of sautéed baby boo choy and bean sprouts with ginger, garlic, chillies and sesame.
  • 12-15 baby choy, ends trimmed so leaves separate
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • a pinch or 2 of red chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • squeeze of lime juice, to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  1. Preheat a large pan on medium low heat. Add the sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. Fry for 20-30 seconds, being careful not to burn.
  2. Add the bok choy, bean sprouts, chilies. Sauté for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Add the salt, sesame seeds and lime juice.


baby boo chou and bean sprouts

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