We are pretty pooped around here.
It is the point in the farm season where every bone in our body is ready to break. Our spirits are not as high as they were earlier in the season. There are days when we feel like we will literally fall over from exhaustion. And those days are pretty much every day this time of year. We are freaking tired!
But the season is not over yet, so we will hold our heads high and carry on.
Thank god we have beautiful crops of eggplant, bok choy, and scallions. Yes, these three ingredients will help carry us through the rest of the season.
Spicy sesame eggplant and bok choy stir fry:
2 inch nub of ginger, peeled and minced
1 eggplant, cubed
1 head of bok choy, sliced, stems and greens seperated
1 bunch of scallions, (about 1/2 cup) diced, white and light green parts only
2 tbs tamari
2 tbs sesame oil
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tbs rice wine vinegar
4 tbs water
1 tsp Siracha hot sauce
2 tbs sesame seeds, toasted
In a small bowl combine the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, tamari, maple syrup, ginger, water and siracha. Whisk everything together.
Heat a large oiled skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions. Cook for a few minutes. Add the eggplant and cook for about 5 minutes. (Until slightly soft.) Stir often. Add the bok choy stems and continue to cook. After about 5 minutes of cooking add the bok choy greens and tamari sauce. Stir the sauce in and continue to cook until the greens turn bright and wilted. Taste test to make sure everything is cooked to desired consistency.
Serve over brown rice and top with toasted sesame seeds.