pork, spinach & coconut curry

You’d assume the people of ungodly hot places would eat foods that don’t require much cooking. Yet in hot countries like India, spicy-hot food is consumed to aid in sweating which in turn helps to cool the body. When I did the research for an Indian cookbook I co-wrote back in the 90’s, I discovered the…  [Read More]

parmesan hemp pork schnitzel with caper butter

Of all the natural resources on this planet, hemp is one of the most renewable, environmentally sound & hardy. Not to mention it’s a jack-of-all-trades –  used to make apparel, paper, building materials, automotives, rope…the list is long & impressive. We need to be growing more of it, unlike trees it’s fast growing with little impact…  [Read More]

vietnamese pork & herb noodle salad

For most of the country, thinking about sitting down to a fresh, vibrant salad is probably the furthest thing from everyone’s minds right now, especially with so much of the country under snow. I know it’s only January but I’m eager to be cooking summery food (I’m not eager for the hideous Florida heat though).…  [Read More]

sticky pork & pear stir-fry

Pork pairs beautifully with fruit – fresh & dried: Apples, grapes, raisins, apricots, prunes, peaches & today…pears. A few weeks ago I won a lovely box of pears from the terrific people at Northwest US pears. They chose my honey thyme roasted parsnip & pears recipe as a winner in a competition they were having on Instagram. Exciting! Even…  [Read More]

parmesan pork meatballs with spicy tomato basil sauce

Life has been busy. Work. Family matters. Illness. I’ve not posted in a couple of weeks. But here I am now & with a really easy, inexpensive & very scrummy recipe to share. I know I posted a meatball recipe not that long ago but meatballs are so great to cook & freeze for times…  [Read More]

pork and mushroom rice noodles

I was going to go for a swim but now it’s pouring with rain. All day it’s been sunny and hot, now it’s a deluge. I’m not complaining, I enjoy a storm after a long hot day. With the heat and humidity back again today I feel like we should be eating salad for dinner…  [Read More]

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