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Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Asian Style Pork & Stir Fry Veggies

I don't remember where I first got this recipe. I think I may have picked it up at my mother-in-law's butcher in Jupiter, Florida. It is really easy, really delicious and a nice twist on Chinese food. If the veggies look a little over-done, they were. The grill master (cough, cough) took longer than expected with the pork, but they were still really delicious. The left-overs are great for pork fried rice also.
Asian Style Pork
2 lb. pork tenderloin
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
4 scallions, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped

1) Combine all ingredients in large zip lock baggie

2) Marinate meat for at least 8 hours and up to overnight. Turn occasionally to coat entire tenderloin.
3) Grill (we wrapped in foil for the first 15 minutes and then directly on coals) until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

Stir - Fry Veggies I used onion, cabbage, red & green bell peppers and mushrooms. We went to the farm today and I picked up a ton of great homegrown veggies. I sauteed them in olive oil and sesame oil and added some prepared hoison and soy sauce at then end of cooking. I would have preferred to eat them 5 minutes before the picture...but this is what everyday cooking is like. I don't want to only include the food that comes out perfect in my blog because that isn't reality. Even the best cooks don't always get it right.

1 comment:

wrightx2 said...

Oooo...that looks so yummy, Tina. I'm going to have to pick up some pork tenderloin this week :)