Saturday, August 14, 2010

Marinated Recipes

Marinated Baby Bok Choy

I have said it before, I love simple recipes. This is a wonderfully flavorful dish. The first time I had raw bok choy was in a recipe similar to this one. I fell in love with it. I make it regularly and it always turns out perfect. Here is the recipe:

Marinated Baby Bok Choy

1 head of baby bok choy, chop into bite-size pieces
1 t sesame seeds, soaked
drizzle of first cold pressed EVOO
2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
onion powder to taste
sprinkle of Dulse
Mix everything together and let marinate 30 minutes or longer. Only keeps one day, otherwise it starts to get too mushy. Enjoy!

I also made some marinated mushrooms, but neglected to take a picture. But hey, they are mushrooms...not too exciting anyway. I never would have thought nut butter and tahini would be good in a mushroom marinade but these were fantastic!! Here is my recipe:

Mushroom Marinade
1 pkg of white mushrooms, sliced
2 T raw tahini
2 tsp raw honey
2 capfuls Coconut Aminos
3 capfuls Coconut Vinegar
pinch of cumin
pinch of coriander
1 clove garlic, pressed
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Mix the above ingredients except for the mushrooms. Slowly whisk in EVOO till a smooth and creamy consistency is reached. Now toss with the mushrooms. Let marinate 4 hours. Enjoy!

~JMJ~ Today I am grateful for accomplishing my school work project!! I finally packed away last years homeschool portfolios for the three oldest and even organized the textbook shelves. I recycled two large garbage bags of papers. It feels so good to down size to just the important stuff. I still have a long way to go before our new school year starts, but I am so grateful for the work I have finished thus far. It was looming over my head and making me crazy. The craziness is gone and I am ready to get ordering the last of our new books for the Fall. Now it is getting exciting, no longer worrisome. Next I will write up my lesson plans, shop for supplies and we are good to go! I look forward to an organized, fun and productive school year. My goal is to feel more peace this year instead of stress; last year was tough with nursing the baby while teaching. Now that he is a bit more independent it should help a bit. My theme for the year is, KISS.... "Keep It Simple Sweetheart".

1 comment:

kelli said...

mmm! both recipes sound delish, though i've never tried coconut aminos or vinegar. i love coconut so i'm sure i'd like them both.

as a former first grade science teacher, i'd love to hear about your lesson plans. i know what you mean about the looming feeling - one of the reasons i left the education system!

yes, keep it simple! children and teachers both shut down when it gets too complicated. there's no need to create stressful moments in the school of life - there's plenty around to learn from!=)

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