A perfect make-ahead lunch, these noodles -- made with a sweet-and-spicy sauce of peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, and crushed red-pepper flakes -- can be prepared and refrigerated for up to week. It takes just minutes to cook udon noodles and coarsely chop baby bok choy to toss with the sauce.
This recipe was adapted from "Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself" (HarperOne, 2009). It makes two servings -- you can share with a friend, keep one portion for the next day, or halve the recipe.
Steaming this popular Chinese vegetable with chile, garlic, and ginger spices up its otherwise subtle essence. We love baby bok choy for its small size and tender leaves, but this recipe can also be made with regular bok choy sliced lengthwise into 1 1/2-inch pieces.