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 […]

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! […]

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts with Garlic

I was looking for some new vegetable side dishes and saw these stir-fried bean sprouts in the local paper. It says “serves 4 as a side dish” but I would say it’s more like 6–or we just don’t eat a lot of sprouts! This is mild enough for kids if they’re adventurous. My kids like […]

Rib Eye with Ms. Kwok’s Black Pepper Sauce

Pan Roasted Rib Eye with Ms. Kwok’s Black Pepper Sauce – Lucky Peach For Christmas, my daughter gave me Lucky Peach 101 Easy Asian Recipes. I’ve made a dozen recipes from it and almost all have been both easy and delicious.  Last night’s pan roasted rib eye with Ms. Kwok’s black pepper sauce was no […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Marinade

This pork tenderloin is sliced, pounded, then marinated in a marinade that reminded me of Vietnamese flavors. They were in Cooking Light magazine as part of a “cook once, eat three times” article.  I just used one pork tenderloin rather than two but kept the marinade the same as it was a large tenderloin. We […]