"Like many of these recipes, it started with being hungry. What better inspiration for a new dish then a rumbling tummy? The leeks are local from a farm on Eastern Long Island that's run by an Asian family (sorry I can't be more specific than that, next time I will ask where they're from) Looking at the leeks in the fridge, and remembering the family who harvested them, I got that light bulb flash and knew it was time for an Asian style creation. Being an undisciplined recipe creator, far from what you'd call a 'chef', and an Italian-Irish guy from New York, I can only hope this dish does even a bit of justice to authentic Asian cuisine. I'm sure it pales in comparison to the farm-to-table goodness I can only imagine is whipped up at B & J Farms, but an earnest effort, nonetheless." -Salvatore, Earth Diet Health Mentor
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 thumb size of ginger minced
5 leeks chopped finely, the whole thing
12 mini sweet peppers (or 2 large red and yellow peppers)
5 chopped up bok choys
1/4 cup hot pepper sesame oil (or use regular/toasted sesame oil)
1 tablespoon liquid aminos
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
1 package of black bean noodles
1/4 cup of water (for steaming bok choy)
1. Heat oil in a pot (on medium), once heated add ginger and leeks
2. Let the leeks brown slightly and add peppers, let them cook a bit
3. Start boiling water with a pinch of salt in a separate pot for the noodles
4. Add 1/4 cup of water, add bok choy, let the water get to a boil, lower heat and cover
5. Once other water is boiling, add noodles
6. After about 5 minutes the bok choy should be thoroughly cooked, add aminos and vinegar and stir
7. Once the noodles are cooked, add that to a serving bowl and add veggies on top, add a bit of black pepper
Recipe and photo by Salvatore Fiteni, Health Mentor for The Earth Diet.
Learn more about Salvatore here.
Benefits of Bok Choy:
* Always choose ORGANIC, local and seasonal whenever possible.
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Hailing from Long Island, NY, Salvatore is a musician, health coach, blogger, and someone on a journey of personal growth who wants to share the tools he picks up along the way with others looking to transform their life for the better.