Even when we’re not traveling, Jordan and I are constantly trying to find the best food. When we’re not traveling, we often cook at home, trying to eat out only once or twice a week (there’s a reason for this that goes far beyond saving money – but I’ll get to that later). But just because you’re eating at home, doesn’t mean you can’t have great food! The Farmer’s Market has fresh, local ingredients so we can make our own food at home.
Tonight’s meal was inspired by a list of Antigens that I found when trying to improve my grandfather’s immune system. His recent diagnosis with terminal Stage IV Melanoma has left his body weak- and I wanted to do all I could to help him. As a result I decided to include some of these foods into our regular meals.
Bok Choy is the first ingredient. First, you’re going to make sure you’ve washed the bunches and then partially pull apart the leaves. Make sure to leave the “pods” in the center in tact- as you can see on the left of the photo. Trim the ends (the whites) of the loose leaves like you see on the right side of the photo.
Slice your chicken breast into half inch pieces, and slicing against the grain to keep the chicken tender when it cooks. Slicing with the grain will loosen the meat and make it cook too quickly- and it won’t stay tender. This same idea goes for beef and fish as well- even after it has already been cooked.
Proceed by cubing the sliced chicken breast into bite size pieces.
Next, you’ll sauté the chicken in non-stick pan with sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.
When the chicken starts to turn golden and firm, throw in the broccoli and corn with the chicken. As soon as the broccoli gets tender, throw in the beans, peppers, sliced carrots etc…
And…Voila! A protein-heavy, antigen-filled, iron-rich, 10-minute dinner! Bok Choy has a really great taste. If you’ve never tried it, we encourage you to. It has a lot of iron and has natural cancer-fighting properties!