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Bok Choy with Sesame Toasted Pine Nuts

Good morning, dear ones! How was your weekend? Mine was beautiful, albeit not quite what I had anticipated.

Friday evening I had grand plans of sorting clothes, unpacking boxes, revamping my whole apartment, but then I awoke Saturday with sore throat, aches and a fever, and all those bustling plans went straight out the window. They were replaced by cozy hours spent wrapped in a blanket in my armchair, sipping cup after cup of tea and hot lemon water as I read books, napped, and worked on updating my blog and other areas of my online life.

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I’ve been eating very healthy this weekend trying to get better. Well, except for the brownie I had tonight, but we won’t think about that. My favorite dish of the weekend was an experiment that thankfully turned out well. I chopped up a head of bok choy and sauteed it in sesame oil with a whole lot of garlic and fresh ginger, then added a couple tablespoons of soy sauce and topped it off with pine nuts toasted in sesame oil. Mmm, mmm!! Packed with flavor yet so healthy, this is one dish I devoured.

What is your favorite food memory from this weekend?

This is my contribution to Chaya’s Meatless Mondays. Click here to view a whole slew of delicious vegetarian recipes.

Bok Choy with Sesame Toasted Pine Nuts
(Serves 4 as side dish, 2 as main dish)


1 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 Tbsp sesame oil
3-4″ piece ginger, peeled and minced
5-6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 head bok choy, chopped in 1″ pieces
2 Tbsp soy sauce


  1. Heat first portion of sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and cook, stirring often, until toasted. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Heat second portion of sesame oil in skillet and add ginger and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add bok choy and cook until soft, stirring often, 4-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in soy sauce, pour into serving dish and top with toasted pine nuts.
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bok choy | Mae Chapman Photography - […] to scanning my bookmarks and actually making those recipes. Β Rambling Tart posted about a ‘Bok Choy with Sesame Toasted Pine Nuts’ and I could taste it before I even bought the ingredients. Β It all sounded SO GOOD, and let me […]

Bekah Mae - Oh, it’s in England? Sign me up πŸ˜‰

lara dunston - Yum! This recipe looks delish. I love Bok Choy too.

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pachecopatty - The sesame oil toasted pine nuts look so rich and good on top of the bok choy, nice recipe for meatless Monday:)

Jen Cheung - baby bok choi is one of my favorite veggies in this world. its easy to chew and small portion to eat. i love it πŸ™‚ I had some today with my instant noodle too. πŸ™‚

have a lovely tuesday love.
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

Barbara - Hope you’re feeling better by now! But you sure got a lot accomplished for someone who didn’t feel well!

Love the bok choy recipe!

Tuula M - Krista, this looks so healthy & delicious! I’ve been trying to eat a lot better myself lately…cutting down on meat & adding more vegetables (and watching out for bread too, ahh, the amount of carbs here is scary, lol!).. Off to the market this morning, think I’ll pick up some pine nuts for a salad tonight, lovely ideas always, thanks!

Anna Johnston - Get better soon Krista, nothing worse than being laid low huh. I love most of the asian greens, so bok choy is a great filler for stir fries and a way to get in those greens πŸ™‚

Fifi Flowers - GORGEOUS garden!!!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table - That has to be the most delicious and beautiful thing to do with 7 ingredients, that I’ve seen in a while! I really like the burnished copper of the pine nuts and they must have tasted wonderful with the bok choy and sesame oil! So simple, so stunning….

Faith - I love that pretty picture of the artichoke! The bok choy dish is delicious, I love the pine nuts in it!

Duchess - that only made me hungrier!

RamblingTart - Oh Jerusha, those sound splendid!! You’re such a cool Mom introducing your kids to strange and wonderful things. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Tracy! I know what you mean – the rich brown of the pine nuts makes me swoony. πŸ™‚ I smiled at your medicinal brownies – you are quite right. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Hooray, Bekah!! TBU is also having a conference in March and I’d LOVE to go with you!! Wouldn’t that be fun? You and me bashing about in jolly old England? πŸ™‚

Jerusha Lofland - This weekend I introduced my kiddos to Roasted Red Pepper Hummus-Pita Sandwiches. My 4-yr-old was skeptical of the “red things”, but they were officially a hit, and will be a great substitute for the ubiquitous peanut butter.

Tracy - I love the colors in that dish. So appealing. Brownies can be medicinal πŸ˜‰

Bekah Mae - Joined up on travel bloggers unite! Now, to do some more traveling… πŸ˜‰

I really, really want to try this recipe. I ADORE pine nuts!

RamblingTart - I like it too, Elra, and the addition of nuts made it so scrumptious. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh wow, Val, that sounds SO fun!! πŸ™‚ What a marvelous workshop to attend. πŸ™‚ “farm to table dinners” sound fantastic. πŸ™‚

elra - I really like bok choy, it’s so good on its own, but adding pine nuts will add more texture and delicious too.

bellini valli - This weekend at a Food and Wine Writers Workshop in Penticton I had several fantastic meals but I also had the meal of the year at Bogners under the fine hand of their new chef who is making farm to table dinners. Sorry that you were under the weather this wekeend but having som “me” time is the way to go sometimes.

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