Marinated Portobello-Steak with Sautéed Purple-Scallions & Steamed Baby Bok Choy with Beets

I prepared this dish with all local, organic farm produce and bread from the Union Square Farmer's Market in New York City. The farmers markets in New York are amazing - there is no reason not to buy ALL your produce locally. If you live in the northeast, this is a great vegan meal that's fresh, local, and organic!

What you'll need for dinner for 2:

  • 2 large potobello mushroom caps
  • 2 cups of baby bok choy
  • 4 purple scallion
  • 2 medium beets
  • 2 pieces of whole wheat sourdough bread
  • Oil & Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of pepper


  1. Gently remove the stem, and rinse the dirt from the mushroom caps.
  2. In a shallow bowl, marinate the mushroom caps in the balsamic, tahini, salt & pepper while you prepare the veggies (about 15 minutes).
  3. Rinse the beets thoroughly, and cut off any undesired parts, but leave the skin (it's full of nutrients).
  4. Chop Beets into medium cubes. Steam for about 20 minutes (or until fork penetrates it easily).
  5. Rinse the bok choy, and steam for about 8-10 minutes. These should stay somewhat crisp and sweet. If you steam too long they will get mushy.
  6. Sauté the scallions and mushroom caps on medium heat until caps have become flat and throughly cooked, and scallions have caramelized - about 10 minutes. Flip the caps twice.
  7. Serve the mushrooms on a ripped piece of organic, local bread. Top it off with the caramelized scallions.
  8. Serve the beets and bok choy beside the mushrooms, and drizzle with a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste

DB's Etiquette Recommendation: I recommend serving this with a local, dry white wine. Be sure to tell you guest(s) about how your meal was prepared and where it came from. It makes for a more enjoyable food experience if people can understand how the food got from farm to table. Here is a list of all Greenmarkets in NYC

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