Pork Chili Verde

Pork Chili Verde

I mentioned a stew dish I made in this post.  Well, here it is.  It’s my first chili verde and it was delicious! I think the homemade salsa verde really shined through here.  I mean, you can use store bought salsa but it’s worth making it from scratch and it took no time to make!

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Pork Picadillo

Pork Picadillo

Picadillo is similar to a hash and is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines.  It is often served with rice or used as a filling in dishes such as tacos, burritos, and empanadas (source: Wikipedia).

This dish is a girl’s best friend.  Why, you ask? Well for one thing, it is quick cooking and it’s packed with flavors.  It is also flexible.  You can use beef, chicken, and even turkey for a leaner version.  This dish takes about the same amount of time to cook as you would to cook rice.  So the next time you are looking to put food on the table in a hurry, and you want something flavorful, look no further!

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Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy

Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy

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Every so often I would make bangers and mash for dinner.  I usually use Bratwurst sausages.  But in the month of March, my market always carries Irish bangers.  In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d make it as Irish as possible.  Starting with the Irish bangers and then the Guinness beer.  You have Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy! I served my bangers with green onions and buttermilk mashed potatoes but feel free to use your favorite mashed potato recipe.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Beer Braised Pulled Pork

Beer Braised Pulled Pork

I’m not a big fan of pulled pork only because I hate the texture of stringy meat.  Chris however, LOVES pulled pork so I thought I make him some at home.  And since this was my first time making it, I thought I make it easy on myself.  There are only three ingredients here so it can’t get any easier than that.  I figured any leftovers, I can get creative and make something else with them.  Since I’m not a fan of stringy meat, I didn’t shred my meat.  Instead, I cut them into small pieces and it was delicious! For anyone who doesn’t care for stringy meat, this is a good way to have “pulled” pork.  Enjoy!

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Chinese Pork Stew with Daikon

Chinese Pork Stew with Daikon

This recipe came from my very first Chinese cookbook in English that Kimi gave me.  It was one of the first recipes I made from that book.  This is one of those stews where you literally throw everything into one pot and let it sit on simmer for an hour.  The stew is light but full of flavors so if you’re in the mood for something on the less hearty side, this is a good one to make.

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Chinese Pork Sparerib and Daikon Soup

Chinese Pork Sparerib and Daikon Soup

I got this recipe from Kimi.  I enjoy it whenever the weather is a bit cool and I’m in a brothy soup kind of mood (usually when I’m feeling a cold coming on).  Chris doesn’t care for it.  He doesn’t like the smell of daikon but he’ll eat turnip cake —weird! Whenever I make this soup, I always make it for one.

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