Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad via PasstheSushi.com

It’s not Monday – and I am desperately trying to stick to the salad theme until next week when Summer officially hits but there was a lot going on this week. So instead of having you time travel back to Monday when we are so close to the weekend, just bare with. ;D The next few weeks aren’t showing any signs of slowing down either. Let’s see if I can magically pull something off before next Monday for ya. In the meantime, I’m considering signing myself up for summer camp and just playing with glue sticks and dried macaroni for a […]

Slow Cooker Asian Lettuce Cups and Thai Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Asian Night

Where I love my slow cooker with a passion that sometimes is a little peculiar in a public setting, sometimes I’m reminded that like all things, it can let you down from time to time. See, slow cooking is all about flavors and sometimes a recipe can just fall flat if the components aren’t there the way they need to be. Sadly, that’s how this recipe started. I wanted a mouth watering, aromatic punch in the face with these Asian themed meal. Something that would have me salivating. But when I actually got to into the kitchen and starting tossing […]

One Skillet Dinner: Chicken Pad Thai

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The other day we found ourselves at a mountain bike store (go on, show me your surprised face) for gear that would keep us just a wee bit warmer with the recent temperature drops. We only purchased two things but our bill was just shy of $100.00. I would have never known bicycling was an expansive hobby. My lowest bill yet in a store was $50 or so I think. And that was just for tubes in the tires. (To be fair, they are fancy tubes that promise to not go flat, called tubeless… but you get my point). Between mountain biking, […]

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Asian Slaw

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It’s been almost a year since we purchased our mountain bikes and headed out for the trails. A year ago, every time Handsome wanted to ride, I would whine to myself internally and barely pull myself along the trails. I was exhausted. I felt horrible. I wanted to quit. Saturday evening the weather was bordering on beautiful or packed with the thick hot summertime thunderstorms and Handsome a bad day at work. Seeing the clouds moving passed us, I loaded my bike into the truck and headed out for a ride all by myself. Looking up half way through the trail and […]

Slow Cooker Hoisen Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

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For reasons unknown to me, I woke up and decided to cut the soda habit on Saturday morning. We can call this a quarter life crisis or something, but it’s time to make some changes. I allowed myself one Pepsi on Saturday while at work and haven’t had once since. I’m staying strong. Pray for me. Now, I don’t think drinking soda is an unhealthy habit, I think drinking lots of soda when I should be drinking water is a terrible habit. I’ve also quadrupled our vegetable intake just in four short days. Yep, guess it was time to make […]

Spicy Cashew Chicken

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I love my big, black, sturdy… wok. Yeah, it rhymes, but I promise I wasn’t going there. Now, get your mind out of the gutter and back to the food. Seriously, my wok has got to be one of the most valuable things in my kitchen. My cherry red Kitchenaid stand mixer is amazing. I will never dispute that, but the things it does, I could do myself (just not as quickly, effectively, or without complaining later about how sore my arms are). My food processor, just as awesome, but I would never tell a new cook they must have one. […]

Get your flame on, Asian Burgers

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Remember to enter to win 6 pints of Graeter’s Ice Cream through May 8th! Can you smell that? It’s the smell of hot coals and an open flame, the low heat of a smoker slowly infusing its flavor into a thick piece of meat, the joy of a hot dog and it’s plethora of toppings. That’s right. It’s time to fire up those grills. I may not have a brick oven tucked into my gardens, but my little back yard has its fair share of outdoor cooking equipment and oh, the bonding we are going to do this summer. There […]

Hoisin Pork and Asian Slaw Egg Rolls

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Sometimes it’s all about a good concept. I had seen several times before the idea of a BBQ egg roll and lately the idea of a hoisin pork had been running through my head. Hoisin pork teamed up with an Asian slaw. All wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper and fried. Yeah, that idea has been tempting my pallet for a few weeks on the to do list. Hoisin Pork Asian Slaw Egg Rolls A little mix of me and some Emeril, Guy, and google. Hoisin Pork Ingredients: For the Pork: 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

Pork Black Pepper Stir Fry

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My last trip to Trader Joe’s brought home several new jarred sauces that I have been really anxious to try. The ingredients on the back had me excited things were more healthy then other jarred options and the flavors on the labels seemed promising.Often, I’m not a fan of pre-made options (we all know homemade just tastes better) but some nights having shortcuts lined up in the pantry is just what you need – especially if you hide them next to the strong liquor. Inspired by a post that in hindsight looks nothing like what I have created here (really […]