Recipe Of The Day: Veggie, Pork and Rice Stir-Fry with Thai-Style Sauce

Hey, you. Yeah, you. Missed me?

I sure did miss you guys. But my jaw didn’t agree, post-wisdom tooth extraction. And when you can’t eat anything solid for a week, there isn’t much to talk about on a cooking blog.

Well… Now that I’m able to function normally, again, here I am!

With a new recipe to get the gears working again in terms of using up leftovers in a creative way.

The said leftovers: grilled pork chops, white rice, fresh coriander and a shitload of veggies with little time left to their edible life.

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Looks more appetizing than it sounded as a description… Yet another proof that a picture’s worth a thousand words!

To that, add a homemade thai-style sauce, and you’ve got a stir-fry sure to please everyone!

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Eating non-sticky rice with chopsticks was one hell of a challenge!

(Note: The ingredients listed below are the ones I used, but you can adapt anything to match what’s leftover in your fridge. That’s the great thing about stir-fries!)


Recipe for Veggie, Pork and Rice Stir-Fry with Thai-Style Sauce (serves 2):

For the sauce:

  • 3 tbsp thai sauce (the sweet and spicy kind you find in the Asian products section of your supermarket)
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar

For the stir-fry:

  • 1/2 onion, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into stripes
  • 3 green onions, white and green parts separated
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 6-7 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pork chops, pre-cooked
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh coriander, roughly chopped

1 cup white rice, pre-cooked


  1. Mix all sauce ingredients together; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions until soft, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in white parts of green onions and the rest of the veggies. Cook until the zucchinis have softened and the mushrooms are slightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, remove fat from the pork chops and discard. Cut the meat into bite-sized strips.

Add rice, pork and sauce to the sautéed veggies. Stir until the rice is reheated and the sauce evenly coats the whole dish. Serve immediately and top with green parts of green onions and fresh coriander.

(Note: I won’t post a nutrition label for this recipe, as there are so many possible variations)


Feels good to be able to eat crunchy foods after a week of soup, smoothies and scrambled eggs!

…. and binary puzzles…

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Anyways. More posts coming up soon!

-AF

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Recipe Of The Day: Chia Crackers

I must admit, I’m a sucker for crackers.

All kinds of crackers.

From Triscuit to Ritz cheese bites (aren’t those a trip down memory lane? I always got them as my afternoon snack back in kindergarten), I swear, do NOT hand me a box of crackers, or I’ll finish it all in 15 minutes.

When I first bought that 300-g bag of chia seeds, I wondered how I was gonna use it up.

So I just thought “Hey, crackers.”

And came up with a 3-ingredient recipe. 3 ingredients. Chances are you’ve already got them all in your pantry if you’re here looking up chia recipes.

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They taste better than they look, I promise! Blame the 6AM lighting

          Add chive and onion cream cheese and fresh veggies, and you’ve got the perfect healthy snack! Fast, inexpensive, quick to make and chock-full of nutrients: can it get better?

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          Recipe for Homemade Chia Crackers (makes around 4 servings of 7 crackers each)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine together flour, chia seeds and salt. Add in water and mix well until a dough is formed.
  3. Thinly roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper.
  4. Remove the piece of paper on top, then cut dough into bite-sized rectangles. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the outside is crispy.

Nutrition info:

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          I’ve been so busy lately… taking some time for myself is a relief for sure! Lately I’ve started practicing yoga at home, beat my personal best 10k time and took up piano…more and more personal projects coming up for this summer! I’ll try my best to keep posting as often as I can… I promise!

          -AF