Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


"He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce."
-Xenophon, Greek soldier

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This simple side dish goes well with any Asian meal.

Sesame Oil

Pressing the oil from sesame seeds produces sesame oil. Much like other seed oils (olive oil for example), the oil is cold pressed, meaning that no heat is used in the initial extraction process.

Light sesame oil has the fresh taste of sesame seeds. Dark sesame oil has been pressed from sesame seeds that have been toasted and, consequently, have a nuttier flavor. Dark sesame oil is more commonly used in Asian recipes.

Sesame oil is low in saturated fat but has less monounsaturated fats than canola oil. The beauty of this oil is that the flavor is so distinct that a little goes a very long way. Combining a 1:1 mixture of dark sesame oil with canola oil provides fantastic flavor. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of any oil has 5 grams of fat.

1 tsp. sesame oil = 43 calories, 4.5g fat, <1g sat fat, 1.5g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Ginger Snow Peas

Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces snow peas

Cooking Time = 20 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Leftovers are good chilled.

2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
1 small shallot (minced)
8 ounces snow peas
2 tsp low sodium soy or gluten-free tamari sauce
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the sesame oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and shallot.

Cook for about 4 minutes stirring frequently.

Add the snow peas, soy sauce and pepper. Toss well.

Cover and cook for about 8 to 12 minutes, tossing frequently, until soft.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces snow peas

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 112 Calories from Fat 43
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 185mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 8%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 116%
Calcium 5% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 29 mcg Potassium 336 mg
Magnesium 35 mg