For a nice little change I thought I'd try a vegetable that I've never used before. “Gau Lon” or Chinese Broccoli with Mushrooms. See if you can find some in your supermarket or Oriental market. I've cooked bok choy in a similar way, and even kale.
Have you taken part in this yet? Talk about a social media viral success. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Have you watched any of the celebrity videos? I have watched a couple football teams, former President Bush, Patrick Stewart, a German porn star, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry (for you hockey fans), one with beer instead of water (that one was awesome, actually), Conan O'Brian, and tons of fails (which were also awesome). And so much money has been raised. Great work everyone!
Here's my video:
I also read this article by this jackass who is basically saying that donating to ALS research is a waste. There are so many things about what he has to say that I have an issue with. I was going to post a link, but felt that it was just going to give him undeserved traffic and cause you to get mad as well. If you're interested, you can Google “Why the Ice Bucket Challenge is bad for you“.
Let me know what you've seen, done, or thought about this ALS campaign!
Gau Lon Chinese Broccoli
- 4 cups (aka a “solid liter”) Gau Lon aka Chinese Broccoli (chopped)
- 1 medium yellow onion (finely chopped)
- 1 1/4 cups brown mushrooms (1/8-1/4” slices)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 2 Tbsp ghee
- 4–6 Tbsp coconut aminos
- salt to taste
- Melt ghee in a frying pan over medium-high heat and add onions and mushrooms.
- When mushrooms are browned and onions are soft, add garlic followed by Chinese broccoli.
- Stir frequently as broccoli will cook quickly (darken and soften).
- Remove from heat and add in coconut aminos and salt if needed.
- Cuisine: Asian