Paleo San Choy Bau Recipe.

Paleo San choy bau

If you’re just after our delish Paleo San Choy Bau Recipe, scroll on down! 

Who knows how or why, but for some reason we have followed similar career paths . At the moment we both work within the Communication Division of a large Government department, e in events and c in comms account work. Throughout our school years we had part time jobs at a sandwich shop, yes together, and then as food and beverage attendants at a large events venue, yes together! (You would think we’d be sick of each other!)

Anyway, c has recently completed a Bachelor of Public Relations and e is currently completing a Bachelor of Communications in Advertising (at the same time as working full time and keeping on top of a super healthy lifestyle- yes, it can be done!)  Time management is a super important thing to keep on top of when attempting to balance everything.  We are all about diaries and schedules. Working in events does this to you! We are extremely passionate about events and hospitality, it is definitely something we want to do ‘when we grow up’. Even better if it could have a fitness/health element!  Actually, some fitness events we have attended are terribly organised – they could really do with our help!  It’s hard to attend an event without our critique hat on – anyone who has had experience in events would understand how you begin to notice EVERYTHING from the loud catering staff, the un-parallel cutlery or the squeaky microphone.

We are all leading busy lives. You might be balancing studies, work and play or even babies! We aren’t there quite yet but we can only imagine the extra pressure that would add.  Even thinking about fitting in another gym session or dedicating a couple hours to prepare the weeks meals can be intimidating. The moment you realise these little efforts affect every aspect of your life in a positive way is one of those real light bulb moments.

Don’t save time eating gross take away food and then waste time feeling guilty about it. Enjoy time spent on fast healthy meals and feeling amazing and proud of yourself. So in the spirit of quick and healthy meals – here’s an easy dinner that you can whip up in a jiffy! San choy bau!

Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla
paleo san choy bau.
Serves 4
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
stuff you need
  1. 500 g mince (we have used beef, turkey, chicken - whatever!)
  2. iceberg lettuce leaves (try and get nice cup-like ones)
  3. 1 onion diced
  4. 1 clove of garlic chopped
  5. 1 grated carrot
  6. 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  7. 1 cup of chopped red cabbage
  8. 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  9. 1 cup of chopped coriander
  10. 1 lime
  11. a splash of coconut aminos (this is a substitute for soy sauce)
  12. 1 tbs coconut sweet chilli sauce (or raw honey)
  13. coconut oil for the pan
now what
  1. Heat coconut oil in a pan on high heat.
  2. Sautee the onions and garlic.
  3. Add the mince and brown.
  4. Now add the mushies, carrot, cabbage and pine nuts.
  5. Stir through coconut aminos and sweet chilli sauce.
  6. Allow to heat through.
  7. In the meantime set out your iceberg lettuce cups onto plates.
  8. Spoon your mince mixture into the lettuce cups.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime.
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