Category Archives: Pork

Taco Tuesday – carnitas! 12/6/22

Pork butt (shoulder) was on sale this week for $1.87/lb. So we thought we would buy a small one and try making carnitas in the Instant Pot for some dinners and lunches. We followed this recipe from the Well plated … Continue reading

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Harira, ham, and egg. 11/20/22

This Sunday’s Breakfast For Dinner made use of leftover Harira, a Moroccan stew we made earlier this week. I added a piece of deli ham that I cut in strips, an over easy egg, and a squirt of sriracha to … Continue reading

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Surf and turf bowl. 8/8/22

We used Sunday night’s leftovers from our all-appetizer family dinner to create our surf and turf bowls. We had leftover bbq ribs meat for our turf and shrimp cocktail shrimp for the surf. Sliced up cucumbers from our veggie platter … Continue reading

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Potstickers with bok choy in oyster sauce. 1/1/22

Happy New Year’s Day, 2022! I have now been writing this blog for over 10 years. During this time I have been at a good weight, at a bad weight, and at a good weight again. The cycles of dieting … Continue reading

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Leftover hors d’oeuvres dinner 12/27/21

On Christmas Eve we served a platter of shrimp with cocktail sauce and ribs that John had made hors d’oeuvre-accessible by removing the meat that was on the bones so they could be held like lollipops. Not everything got eaten … Continue reading

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BBQ Pork ribs and broccoli. 12/26/21

We have a lot of leftover food from Christmas Eve. John bought these ribs at our local grocery store and turned them into an hos d’oeuvre by frenching the bones. He scraped off any meat and cartilage so that people … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Christmas, 2021

This is the first year since 2017 that the whole family has been together. I did not think to take much in the way of food pictures but here is a summary of what we had. The baking of cookies … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year treats! 2/12/21

In honor of the lunar new year I made some Vietnamese summer rolls and John cooked some pork potstickers. We served them both with nuoc cham, a dipping sauce. I am a little rusty with my summer roll technique so … Continue reading

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Vegetable fried (cauliflower) rice with egg. 8/2/20

Usually I do not go to this much trouble on Sunday but the idea of a plain scrambled egg was just too boring! So kicking off International Week I made an Asian inspired fried rice using my recently acquired cauliflower … Continue reading

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Pulled pork tacos with Texas caviar. 7/27/20

This dinner was a reprise of Sunday’s family lunch. Since this pork is a fattier cut than most of “the other white meat,” I had to keep my portion small. I did not fold up my taco but ate it … Continue reading

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