Simple Bok Choy Noodles

Hello there;) Today’s recipe is super simple and quick to make. I usually don’t work with bok choy a whole lot, but it’s a really delicious vegetable and is super versatile. It works great in soups, in stir frys and even just steamed as a side dish. This noodle dish allows the bok choy to shine by only using garlic and soy sauce to flavour it. It’s great for a quick weekend lunch or light dinner. Hope you enjoy!

Simple Bok Choy Noodles

Serves: 1

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of cooked lentil or whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 stalks of bok choy (regular sized, not baby)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • Chopped peanuts, for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. Remove the leaves from the bok choy stems and chop them into strips. Next, chop the bok choy stems like you would a celery stalk, into about a centimetre wide chunks.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add in the bok choy stems and cook for about 6 minutes, until slightly browned and softened.
  3. Add in the garlic and leaves, cooking for an additional two minutes, until the leaves are wilted.
  4. Place the cooked noodles into the pan and stir in the soy sauce, removing from the heat. Serve in a bowl with chopped peanuts.

So simple yet so good! Have a great week everyone.

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Hey there! I meant to post a killer fudge recipe closer to Halloween, but I just didn’t have the time. So today I whipped up these Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars and DANG THEY’RE GOOD! They almost taste like a peanut butter cup, but with no refined sugar and only 7 ingredients! I’m practising some self-control right now by not gobbling up the whole pan. Did I add that they’re no bake and require almost zero effort? If you’re not convinced of the amazingness of this recipe by now, I don’t know what’s going on inside that head of yours. Grab your peanut butter and let’s rock!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Serves: Makes About 20 Small Bars

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup blanched and slivered almonds
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a pot, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 cup coconut oil. Place over medium heat until the mixture is melted and smooth, but don’t allow it to simmer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the almond meal and blanched almonds into the pot and stir until combined. Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined 8×8 baking pan and place in the freezer.
  3. In another pot, stir together the 1 tbs maple syrup, 3 tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs cocoa powder over low heat until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing the peanut butter mixture from the freezer and spooning the chocolate over it, covering the top completely. At this point, your fudge bars might look like a soupy mess, but this is normal!
  4. Place the pan into the freezer for 25 minutes to let the bars set. Take them out of the freezer and cut them into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!

These definitely would’ve been good on Halloween, but with the holidays coming up, you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy these amazing bars! Have a great weekend;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Meal Prep: Black Bean Stew

Hello! I know that making a good lunch is a bit of a struggle for a lot of people, so I’m going to try and post more lunch-related recipes and tips. Meal prep is a great solution to this problem, it just takes a lttle bit of planning and organization. On the weekends, its super easy to make a big batch of something, like this Black Bean Stew, and then BOOM; you have lunch for the week. This stew is delicious and only takes 15 minutes to make, not to mention you can serve it with pretty much whatever you want to switch up your lunch time experience. Because yes, eating this black bean stew is an experience.

Black Bean Stew

Serves: 3 (Makes three lunches)

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbs of tomato paste
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serving Suggestions:

  • quinoa
  • rice
  • tomato
  • lettuce
  • humms
  • sliced almonds
  • kale

Directions:

  1. In a pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add in the tomatoes and onions and cook for about 6-8 minutes, until both vegetables are soft.
  2. Toss the garlic, black beans, tomato paste and spices into the pan with the water. Stir and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Scoop into a reusable container on its own or with some of the above suggestions. Store in the fridge until you need it;)

It doesn’t get easier than that. This stew will leave you feeling satisfied and full. It tastes great cold, but if you pack it in a microwavable container you can always heat it up at school. Enjoy!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

French Onion Soup

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love French onion soup! I used to order it at every restaurant and even got to try some in Paris;) It’s one of my favourite soups to eat in the winter since it’s so rich. Over the weekend I developed a delicious recipe for it that’s Vegan and uses healthy ingredients. It tastes AMAZING and is really easy to make. You just need to make sure that the onions get super caramelized to lend a good depth of flavour. Here’s the recipe!

French Onion Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook until soft, brown and caramelized. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  2. Once the onions are cooked, add in the water, garlic, thyme, rosemary and soy sauce. Cook together for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the pot, and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop into bowls and enjoy with sprouted grain bread for dipping!

I’m going to make this soup again when it starts to snow… it’s the perfect thing to curl up by the fire with! Have a great week everyone;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

Hey there! These crumbles are super delicious and only take about 20 minutes to whip up- the perfect late night snack! They’re super healthy and have no refined sugar or butter. Enjoy!

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

Serves: 2

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbs + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl, mix together the rhubarb, strawberries and 2 tbs maple syrup. Split evenly between two small glass ramekins.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the two dishes of fruit and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope you like these delicious crumbles! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked