Vietnamese Breaded Pork Chops and Stir-Fried Asparagus

I was on my own for dinner the other night and pulled a pork chop out of the freezer to defrost, not sure what I was going to do with it. I ended up making these Vietnamese breaded pork chops, which was a far cry from what I had in mind initially. But I’m glad […]

Pork Curry with Potato, Pepper and Apple

This Pork Curry with Potato, Pepper and Apple satisfied my need for a warm dish on a cold night. Cooking for one has its challenges–especially if you like to cook! I never want to make anything that has too many leftovers. I like them once for lunch but then I want to cook something new […]

Easy Sausage, Potato and Cabbage Soup

It’s gotten chilly here and my eldest was feeling poorly. She was staying here earlier this week while some work was done at her apartment and asked if I’d make some vegetable soup one evening. I made a version of chicken soup with rice, skipping the chicken and adding some sliced zucchini because I have […]

Cheater Carnitas from Leftover Pork Tenderloin

Yesterday I had some leftover grilled pork tenderloin, which I’d slathered with Dijon mustard and black pepper before grilling, and went through several ideas of how to use it. I settled on making some cheater carnitas. I chopped up the pork tenderloin into small cubes and let the cooked meat sit in some lime juice, […]

Crispy Salt and Pepper Pork

My latest adventure from Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark¬†is this Crispy Salt and Pepper Pork. It’s been great fun trying so many new recipes! The idea is that each recipe constitutes a whole dinner, although many need a salad or some side dish to my mind. ¬†Maybe that’s just because I like variety! […]