Friday, April 10, 2009


i wasn't sure whether i wanted to cook tonight or not... i wasn't very hungry coming home from work, and i think the afternoon latte may have even given me a headache (gasp!). i think i may stick to decaf or chai from now on... but anyway, i decided perhaps cooking might work up an appetite. i'm usually a follow-a-recipe-cook, but tonight i modified a recipe so much that it's now my own: sweet potato-tempeh stiry fry with baby bok choy. and because i love y'all so much, here's my recipe, complete with pictures:

1) have a glass of wine while cooking:

2) peel and cut up LARGE sweet potato, then nuke it in a couple T water for around 8 min (stirring occasionally for even cooking)

3) cut tempeh into cubes

4) heat some toasted sesame oil in pan (idk, like 1.5 T i'd guess?), sauté on medium heat, tossing occasionally, to brown both the sweet potato & the tempeh

5) remove tempeh/sweet potato from pan, put in bowl and toss with a couple T of sweet-ginger chili sauce, set aside

6) add a bit more sesame oil to the pan (prob about 1 T), add some chopped red onion and a shallot, cook for a couple minutes, then add minced garlic (a lot-- i think i used 6 cloves?) and 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, chopped (or more if you like things spicy)

7) add the tempeh/sweet potato mixture, red peppers, and baby bok choy to the pan and cook, stirring, for about a minute. actually i meant to add the red peppers earlier-- with the onion so that it would soften a bit more-- but i forgot! it turned out fine this way though =).

8) add to the pan a mixture of: 3/4 c veg broth, 2 T soy sauce, 1/4 c fresh lime juice

9) lower heat slightly, cover, and cook for 3-5 min, until most of the mixture is absorbed

10) nuke a desired amount of pumpkin seeds for around 1 minute to toast them

11) serve with the pumpkin seeds, cut up avocado, and a generous sprinkling of fresh chopped cilantro

12) EAT!

this was AWESOME! it looks like a lot of work here, but if you are drinking wine and talking to your sister while cooking, time goes by quite quickly .

1 comment:

  1. That looks SO good! I haven't had stir-fry in forever... hmm, I may have to put that (or a variation) on my meal plan for next week. :)