Use it up!

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For the summer, Alexa and I have enrolled in a half share CSA program in a nearby local farm in Woodbridge, CT. It has definitely been challenging to use everything we get – and to refrain from buying other things before we use what we have. To be honest- we have given some family and friends chives, and greens as we have too much to use in one week before getting our next share.

This meal was to use up everything we had leftover, before our next share and was super easy to make. I have to say that stir-fry’s are our go to when we don’t know what to make and we usually change up the grain – sometimes using couscous, rice, or udon noodles. This is an awesome way to pack in the greens for an awesome dinner for two!


1 full head of bok choy

3-4 chives roughly chopped

1/2 package of mushrooms (your choice)

1 pound of sugar snap peas

Pre-Marinated Cremini Mushrooms


1/4 cup of soy sauce

1 -2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine

1 clove of garlic, minced

grains of your choice (we used 1 package of cous-cous)

salt + pepper + siracha to taste



  1. Add the soy sauce, chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and 2 chopped chives into a bowl. After wiping the mushrooms off with a damp paper towel, roughly chop and put them in the bowl, making sure to give them all a coating of the sauce. Let marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Boil water and add your grains, cover when done.
  3. Add olive oil to a wok, or large pan, and then add the marinated mushrooms and wine. Stir a few times, but let the wine reduce.
  4. Add the sugar snaps, and saute for 3 minutes before adding the bok choy. Once the bok choy is added, saute until the bok choy is just wilting, and then get ready to plate.
  5. Plate your finished couscous, and add the sautéed greens and mushrooms. Top with siracha! Enjoy!

Pictured from left to right: Soy Sauce & Garlic Marinade, Chopped Bok Choy and Chives. (Pro-Tip: Store Chives upright in a glass filled with water, with a bag over it for best results)

***This recipe can be adapted to whatever you have in your fridge! Any Greens, protein and grain. Super easy, Vegan, and Tasty***

Below you can see we topped ours with sesame seeds that I bought awhile back to make my own Tahini. We have had them forever, and add them to basically everything for a smoky, nutty flavor and also a boost of protein!


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Finished Meal! Yum.

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