Monthly Archives: July 2013

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Green Peas, Corn on the Cob with Lime

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Green Peas, Corn on the Cob with Lime

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches (serves 8) 1 boneless pork shoulder (2 lb.) 1 onion, sliced, separated into rings 1-2 cups Barbecue Sauce (see my recipe below) 8 rolls, split (I like deli kaiser rolls or mini french loaves) 8 slices cheese of your choice Place meat in slow cooker; top with onion slices and barbecue sauce. Cover with lid. Cook on LOWContinue Reading

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

We like a good smoothie at our house. Plus, I never…. never throw away bananas, so I always slice and freeze them to have on hand for smoothies. Here is my version of the smoothie we concocted: (Makes 1 smoothie) About 14 frozen banana slices 8 large ice cubes 2 TB orange juice One 6Continue Reading

Buttered Toast Swiss Patty Burger & Broiled Asparagus (just don’t think about the cholesterol!!)

Buttered Toast Swiss Patty Burger & Broiled Asparagus (just don’t think about the cholesterol!!)

Buttered Toast Swiss Patty Burger 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons softened 1 large onion, chopped 2 pinches ground thyme Salt and pepper 1 1/2pounds ground beef sirloin 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil  4 thin slices Swiss cheese 8 slices sandwich bread 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard A splash chicken stock or water 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley In a medium skillet,Continue Reading

Pork Stir-Fry (So good, so good for you & so easy!)

Pork Stir-Fry (So good, so good for you & so easy!)

2 tablespoon(s) oil  12 ounce(s) pork tenderloin, cut crosswise in 1⁄4-in.-thick slices, then cut in strips  4 ounce(s) shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded, sliced (2 cups),or 1 1⁄2 cups sliced white mushrooms  6 ounce(s) sugar snap peas,  ends trimmed (1 1⁄2 cups) 2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic 2 teaspoon(s) minced ginger 1/3 cup(s) stir-fry sauce (I’m using a combo of hoisin sauce & red chili pasteContinue Reading

Chipotle Orange Shrimp & Garlic Broccoli

Chipotle Orange Shrimp & Garlic Broccoli

Chipotle Orange Shrimp 1/3 cup Italian Dressing 1-1/2 lb. uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp 1/4 cup orange marmalade 2 Tbsp. chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 3 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice (I use brown rice or organic brown basmati rice) HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 4 min., stirring frequently. ADD marmalade andContinue Reading

Honey BBQ Grilled Chicken, Tuscan White Beans & Cucumber Salad

Honey BBQ Grilled Chicken, Tuscan White Beans & Cucumber Salad

Honey BBQ Grilled Chicken Grill chicken until almost done. In last 10-15 minutes of grilling, add honey BBQ sauce (follows). Mindi’s Honey BBQ sauce (for about 3-4 chicken breasts): About 1/4 cup ketchup 1 or 2 tsp. mustard (I like stone ground mustard) 1 tsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. roasted red chili paste (on the AsianContinue Reading