Monday, November 4, 2019

LUNCHBOX IDEAS :: Ginger Mizuna

This dish does not contain egg, dairy or gluten.

Happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was relaxing! I can't believe it's already November.  I'm definitely getting excited for the Holiday Season but dreading how packed my calendar is in the coming weeks.  Before we know it this decade will be over...yep this decade!

We got mizuna in our Misfits Market box last week.  At first sight it looked like arugula to me.  Then I saw the label and realized it was not.  I turned to Mr. Google to find out more about this green.  

Mizuna is also known as Japanese mustard, shui cai (or "water greens"), California peppergrass, and many other names.  It is a cross between arugula and mustard and has a mild peppery taste.  Mizuna is high in vitamin C, folate and iron and also contains glucosinolates, antioxidants that can lower your cancer risk.

I decided to keep things simple here and make a stir fry with my super grain blend (quinoa, millet and buckwheat), lemon and ginger.  The results were spectacular.

Here's what you need:


2 servings
2 bunches of mizuna
juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
1 inch piece of ginger (grated)
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup Earthly Choice supergrain blend
olive oil and salt
Cook 1 cup of super grain blend.  Simmer on low until fluffy.  Set aside.  Wash and cut the mizuna.  Peel and slice 2 cloves of garlic.  Saute in a little bit of olive oil until fragrant.  Add the mizuna and saute for a few minutes until cooked.  Add the juice and zest of 1 lemon.  Mix.  Grate the ginger.  Mix.  Add the cooked super grain blend and mix gently.  Voila!

This dish is so easy to prepare and yet so flavorful.  I love all the different flavors here.  The 3 grain blend adds plant protein and a plethora of nutrients.  

I love trying new veggies and experimenting in the kitchen.  This ginger mizuna is a definite repeat!  I will keep my eye open for it at the store.  

Have you tried a new green lately?  

Enjoy this super easy and flavorful Ginger Mizuna!  Take a photo and share on Instagram using #peoniesandalatte to show us your creations.

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