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Update June 24, 2017

Pork Steak Recipe

Pork is plentiful, and with this recipe you can use any part of the beast. This pork steak recipe is simple and easy. The result is delicious and worthy for an extra cup of rice. Perfectly suitable for pork chops and were used for this recipe.

Cooking Method

Combine pork chops, soy sauce, and lime juice in a large bowl or container. Place in a plastic bag (Ziploc) in the refrigerator and marinade for at least 1 hour.

Heat a pan then pour in cooking oil.

Pan-fry the marinated pork chops in medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Remove excess oil. Pour in the remaining marinade and water and let boil. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender. Add water as needed.

Add in the sugar, salt, and pepper then stir.

Put in the onions and cook for 3 minutes more.

Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Serve with Jasmine rice. Share and enjoy!

Ingredients Serves: 4
Pork chops 4 to 5 pieces
Soy sauce 5 tablespoons 
Lime or lemon 2 pieces 
Cooking oil  ½ cup 
Medium onions, sliced 2
Water 1 and ½ cups 
Granulated white sugar 1 tablespoon 
Salt and pepper to taste

Update June 17, 2017


Guacamole (Spanish [awakamole]; sometimes informally referred to as ‘guac’ in North America is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico.  In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.  As Avocado is the main ingredient, guacamole suffers from the price fluctuations of this very seasonal item.

Cooking Method

To get the avocado out of its ‘shell’ is very easy.  Cut lengthwise and then twist the two halves on each other.  Gently remove the stone with the point of a knife.  Now with a tablespoon run around the two halves and separate the flesh from the skin.

Now mash the avocado with mortar and pestle, or even a potato masher.  Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.  Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

The lime juice will stop the avocado going brown.

Ingredients Serves 4
Avocados 2
Onion, finely chopped small 1
Garlic, minced 1 clove 
Tomato ripe, chopped 1
Lime, juice 1 lime
Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Update June 10, 2017

Healthy Hearty Burritos

What is a Burrito?  A food presentation given to the world by Mexico.  It consists of a large wheat flour tortilla with a filling, wrapped into a closed-ended cylinder, in contrast to a taco, where the tortilla is simply folded around the filling. In Mexico, meat and refried beans are sometimes the only fillings.  In other parts of the world, burrito fillings may include a combination of ingredients such as Mexican-style rice or plain rice, beans or refried beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and various vegetables.

Cooking Method

Cook brown rice in microwave and steam the broccoli and heat the chicken strips.  Do not overcook.  Reserve hot.

Warm tortillas in a microwave for 10 seconds.

To build 1 burrito: Place   cup of chicken on the bottom third of each tortilla, followed by cup of brown rice, then cup of broccoli.

Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over the broccoli.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 using remaining tortillas and ingredients.

Roll each tortilla into a burrito, forming a larger size burrito. Cut each burrito in half, on an angle, and serve hot.

Ingredients Serves 4
Flour Tortillas 4
Grilled chicken strips 2 cups
Brown rice, microwaveable 1 1/2 cups
Broccoli steamed 1 1/2 cups
Cheddar Cheese, shredded 2 cups


Update June 3, 2017

Spicy Tuna Salad

This is one recipe that not only provides your family with a nourishing salad, but can help with future health.  Tuna fish has the essential Omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart.  After all, 10 million Eskimos can’t be wrong!  Remember that if it is too spicy for your guests, then decrease the amount of chilli powder and garlic.

Cooking Method

Quickly cook the tuna meat in the wok, or use tinned tuna after draining for a while (but not recommended).  Mix sugar, lime juice, chilli powder and fish sauce.  Then add ground rice, fresh shallots, tuna meat and mix well.  Add coriander, roasted garlic, kaffir lime leaf, and mix and toss gently.  Top the salad with fried lemon grass.  Serve with fresh lettuce leaves and other seasonal vegetables such as string bean, cucumber and basil leaf.

Ingredients Serves 3-4
Tuna meat, cut in cubes 200 gm
Lime juice 1 tbspn
Chilli powder 1 tspn
Sugar 1 tspn Fish sauce 1 tbspn
Roasted ground rice grains 1 tbspn
Shallots, fresh, chopped 5 bulbs
Lemon grass, sliced and fried 3 stalks
Garlic, chopped, fried 2 cloves
Coriander, chopped 1 tbspn
Kaffir lime leaf, chopped 1 tspn

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Pork Steak Recipe


Healthy Hearty Burritos

Spicy Tuna Salad



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