Tag Archives: ground pork

soboro donburi…

21 Mar


In other words, a simple mince meat rice dish that warms your belly after a cold day in the mountains!  This surprisingly whips up pretty quick and makes a great leftover lunch for the next day.


Here’s the recipe for the topping!

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collard green low carb wraps…

7 Aug

collard green wraps urbanpocketknife

Sometimes you just want a wrap without the tortilla.  Collard greens and some mighty sturdy veggies that can withstand bending and biting without falling apart.  A great wrap alternative, these veggies are neutral enough that it won’t affect the taste of your filling and is just so darn healthy!

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The important thing is to make sure your filling is of a dry variety.  I just stir fried some ground pork with zucchini and carrots and seasoned it with a variety of curry.  No liquid!  Unless you are going to cook it off.  The collards don’t really absorb any liquid like tortillas do so it can be messy if it’s too wet.

collard green wraps urbanpocketknife

Steaming the collard greens whole is best, just until they get tender enough to bend without breaking.  Cool it down and dry them out.

collard green wraps urbanpocketknife

Place your filling in the middle and wrap like a burrito, you’ll get a pretty seam going down the middle!  Take a bite and enjoy!

the almost-like-grammie’s homemade dumplings…

11 Jun

Okay I lied, there no where close to my grammie’s dumplings but just a variation of her awesome ones.  Back in the day, grammie would make my sister and I bag fulls of dumplings that we can toss in the freezer and eat whenever we wanted.  I’m sure she would still make them for us now but shipping them across the country might be a tad of an issue.

Ground pork was on sale at the supermarket so I decided to make some of my own!  Note to self: when you don’t know how to fold dumplings efficiently…you better put on some tunes or a movie to keep you occupied as you do it.

Next time I think I’ll host a dumpling party where everyone brings ingredients and we make a variety of dumplings together.

Pork and mushroom dumpling recipe comin’ up!

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