Grilled Bok Choy

 

Grilled Bok Choy

Have you ever tried grilled salads? I went to a cooking class several years back and was first introduced to making grilled salads. Since that time, that’s almost the only way I can eat them anymore. They are just so delicious. When I picked up our produce basket from The Produce Gathering last week and saw Bok Choy, I knew I wanted to try it grilled as well.

Grilled Bok Choy

I simply sliced the Bok Choy in half lengthwise to make smaller pieces for the salad. Then, I drizzled it with a little bit of Asian sauce. Once that was done, we simply placed it on the grill for about 5 minutes until it was wilted and crispy. Once it’s done, it can be served as is or with toppings of your choice. My husband likes to add different types of nuts to his salad, but you can really get creative there. I tend to like it as is, it’s a great way to eat some tasty greens.

Grilled Bok Choy

We paired it alongside grilled chicken, but it is also a nice addition with steak too. Bok Choy is typically seen used in stir fry; however, it is very versatile.

INGREDIENTS:

    • Bok Choy
    • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce (or Gluten Free Soy Sauce)
    • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
    • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
    • 5 Tsp Hoisin Sauce (or Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce)
    • 1 Tbsp Minced Peeled Fresh Ginger
    • 1 Tsp Crushed Garlic
    • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Warm grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut the Bok Choy lengthwise and set aside in a baking dish.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, sugar, juice, sauce, ginger, and garlic.
  4. Warm this up until a low boil.
  5. Remove and add in sesame seeds.
  6. Carefully pour the sauce over the Bok Choy.
  7. Grill the Bok Choy on the grill for 5 minutes until nice and toasted.
  8. Serve as is or with nuts and additional toppings.

Grilled Bok Choy

Have you tried out The Produce Gathering yet? Be sure to head on over and use the code MHCMember to get your free membership. Once you have your membership, then it’s time to shop around and see what all they offer. I am loving their new meats that they are featuring. That’s right, you can get more than just produce!

Have you tried Bok Choy? What’s your favorite way to serve it?

Enjoy!

10 Easy & Delicious Uses for Kale

Kale

We featured kale from ScissorTail Farms in a recent produce basket and everyone asked the same question, “What on earth do I do with this?” Ok, it seems most people have a love-hate relationship with kale. I think that is because it has a very distinctive taste. That being said, if you find the right now recipe, it’s amazing.

I thought I’d share a few with you to try out this week:

Kale Pesto Pizza

Pineapple Banana Kale Smoothie

Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella 

Low Carb Kale Pizza Crust

Strawberry and Avocado Kale Salad

Creamy Mexican Kale Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale and Sweet Potato Stew

Kale Salsa

Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Soup

Crispy Kale Chips

Try out a few, you’re sure to find a favorite!

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

If you are having a cookout, these Grilled Sweet Potatoes are a must have. I’m sharing this recipe in partnership with The Produce Gathering.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

The past few times that I’ve picked up my produce basket from The Produce Gathering it’s been packed with sweet potatoes. I should say HUGE sweet potatoes. We use them frequently during the winter months, but during the summer we tend to use them a bit less. I thought though since we were cooking out, I’d grill a few and see how those taste. I was absolutely thrilled with how tasty these turned out!

I decided to thinly slice these up and place them on greased tin foil, then I topped them with a little bit of cinnamon and butter. After a few tries, I’ve decided melted butter mixed with cinnamon is by far my favorite way to do it, then just evenly pour the melted cinnamon butter over the sweet potatoes.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Once they are nicely coated, wrap them up and grilled them for about 20-30 minutes on medium-high heat. It’s best to keep a close eye on them, but they will be nicely toasted with a hint of cinnamon butter. My husband says that they would be even better with marshmallows on top too, which I have to agree but if you want to skip the calories then just pass on those. I chose to pass on those, but they sure sounded tasty!

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Do you love sweet potatoes? This recipe is also a good one for fall cookouts too. We tend to have more cookouts in the fall than we do the summer…that heat I’m telling ya…it’s awful!

INGREDIENTS:

    •  1 Large Sweet Potato
    • 4 Tbsp Butter, Melted
    • 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
    • Foil

DIRECTIONS:

  1.  Spray tin foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Peel and slice the sweet potato, cutting it into about 1/8 inch thick slices.  Then, slice them in half.
  3. Place the sweet potato on the greased foil.
  4. Combine the butter with the cinnamon and mix it up.
  5. Top evenly with the cinnamon butter.
  6. Grill on medium-high heat for 20-30 minutes until slightly crispy

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Right now, you can head over to The Produce Gathering and enter in code MHCMember to get your FREE membership, then you can see what all they have to offer. We typically get the family basket and that last us just over a week or so with produce, sometimes a bit longer depending on how much is in the basket that week. My kids love the produce days when we get our basket because it’s so fun to whip up so many fresh recipes.

Now, are you ready to try these? Enjoy!

New Local Vendors Featured

ScissorTail Lettuce

We have spent quite a bit of time this summer searching out new local vendors. In an effort to keep our prices the same, our produce baskets will continue to consist of produce distributed locally but sourced throughout the region.

That being said, our complements will consist mostly of local produce and products from farms throughout Oklahoma. I thought I would take a moment to share a little bit of information about each farm as well as their Facebook pages.

We use the following local vendors:

Canyon Ridge Farms: Farm fresh eggs located in Welling, Oklahoma.

Roark Acres Okie Honey: Fresh raw honey (also in creamed and pecan honey) based in Jenks, Oklahoma.

ScissorTail Farms: Hydroponic greens grown in West Tulsa, this item is featured in our baskets weekly.

Livesay Orchards: Porter peaches, apples and watermelons as well as canned items such as salsa, butter and jam are featured in our sale during the summer months.

413 Farm: Grass fed, non-GMO poultry based in Adair, Oklahoma.

Greenwood Farms: All natural, pasture raised beef, pork and poultry. No steroid or hormones, offering both grass and grain fed based in Big Cabin, Oklahoma.

Peace of Prairie Organic Farm: Our sale is featuring their amazing garlic varieties based in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

M&R Craft Salsa Company: Fresh, made to order salsa based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

We hope to add more going forward, you will see we do rotate based on availability. Therefore, these vendors might not be able to be featured in every single sale but when available, you’ll see them here. Be sure to place your order by clicking store on ProduceGathering.com.