Super Simple San Choy Bau (paleo, nut free & keto option)


This is the perfect easy and fresh Summer dinner recipe. Loaded with veggies, lots of flavour and seriously easy to make - just how I like it if you have followed along my blog & Instagram recipes you would know. it is light and lately I am trying to cut back on my carb intake. My carb intake mainly consists of veggies and potatoes/sweet potato haha but lately I have been eating WAY to many carbs and certainly not exercising them off - we can certainly overeat the good stuff there is no doubt. So I needed to listen to my body and realise I was feeling too full ALL the time. I also wasn’t feeling hungry for my next meal or when I wake up and with my digestion that bothers me. You learn so much about your body if you just listen to it … and since I have these past few weeks I feel a world of change in my gut.

Tamari: is a thicker, less salty version of soy sauce which contains less wheat or ‘no wheat’ make sure it states gluten free if that is what you are wanting to buy.

Coconut Aminos: is a bloody delicious sauce made from coconut sap/nectar. It is dark, rich, salty and slightly sweet. It is fermented and usually has garlic, onion etc added to it. I absolutely love it - it is my go to for store bought sauce/flavouring. It is soy free, dairy free and gluten free.

Change up the veggies … make food so it tastes good to you. If you aren’t totally into ALL the green veg just yet start with grated carrot, zucchini, chopped mushrooms, cabbage etc.

Just remember never let perfect get in the way of good.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the recipe! Please share your creations with me I love to see what you all make x

Yield: 4 or 1 Tom

San Chow Bau

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins


  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 500g pork, chicken or turkey (or whatever mince really!)
  • Ice berg lettuce or cos lettuce (to make cup like bowls)
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped spring onion (white parts - use the green to garnish)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 cup green beans & snow peas, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped greens (spinach, kale, cabbage) or carrot if everyone in the house isn't that on board the green steam train
  • 1/2 cup cashews or water chestnuts or pine nuts (if you wish to remortgage your house)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (similar to soy sauce yet soy free & wheat free) - you could also use tamari
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 lime, juices & zest if you wish
  • salt & pepper to season
  • Extras:
  • avocado, sliced or diced
  • bean sprouts or sunflower/broccoli sprouts
  • chilli if you wish for a spicy bite


  1. Heat a large frying pan or wok on a medium-high heat. Add in the coconut oil, garlic, onion, spring onion, ginger and cook for a minute or 2.
  2. Stir in the mince and veggies and cook for another 5 mins, be sure to stir occasionally to break up the lumps and brown until cooked through.
  3. Pour in the aminos, honey and lime juice through the mince and add in the nuts & chilli (if using). Cook for another minute or 2 until heated through.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, add the sprouts, extra herbs and season to taste, adding more aminos if needed.
  5. Place the lettuce cups on your plates and spoon in some of the mince mixture. Garnish with the diced avocado and a squeeze of lime and devour the bloody lot because this is an ace veggie loaded and delicious recipe. 
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