Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Block #12

Moving right along!

I got my car back today! YAY! No charge and we suspect they did a bit more work on it than was done previously -- like replace the torque converter and a pump -- at least it wasn't listed on the first bill and was listed on the second. Anyway -- I've got wheels.

Melanie asked for my Chicken Noodle Soup recipe the other day. It is: www.Sparkpeople.com!
This is a free site for healthy lifestyles -- it has tons and tons of information about diet and exercise and just about anything else. It does require you to register and sign in -- but only with your name and it does not cost a cent. There are tons of recipes and lots of other stuff! I used their Chicken Noodle Soup recipe and only added sliced carrots.

I've also fixed a great pork recipe a couple of times. It comes from a small wire bound book called Better Health, a collection of traditional recipes made healthier, by Schoolmate, ©2002.
The recipe is called: Pork, Cashew & Green Bean Stir-Fry and it's fabulous.

1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1/4 in thick slices
4 c. fresh green beans
2 tsp. dark sesame oil
1 T. fresh ginger, minced and peeled
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. fat-free less sodium chicken broth
2 c. hot cooked rice
1/4 c. chopped unsalted cashews, toasted

Combine soy sauce and cornstarch; add pork, stirring to coat. Cover and chill. Place beans in a large saucepan of boiling water; cook for 5 minutes; drain; plunge into ice water; drain. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute ginger and garlic for 1 minute. Add pork; stir-fry for 1-1/2 minutes. Add beans; stir-fry for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir in broth, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Serve over rice; sprinkle with cashews. Yields 4 servings.

Using the pork tenderloin makes this recipe so tender it melts in your mouth. And it's a fast fix!
I got this little book as a gift last Christmas and have never seen it at a book store, but I would recommend it -- it has lots of good, fast recipes in it.

7 comments :

Shelina said...

You're flowers are looking great. You are doing a job progressing along.

quiltpixie said...

I love how the red just tips the points on this flower.... and while it took a while, hoepfully the car repairs will last you a while :-)

Linda_J said...

The tenderlon recipe sounds good--I've got some in the fridge now for a meal later in the week. May have to rethink it--I was going to do my version with red pepper, baby corn and straw mushrooms or some such thing.

Mary said...

The flower quilt is going to be so pretty - I love the pink nine patches for the border too. Can't wait to see the top together.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I am really enjoying these flower blocks.
And the recipes will be used!
Lynn

Patti said...

All your little flower blocks are so bright and happy looking. I can hardly wait to see the quilt all put together. It just shouts "spring!" to me.

Angie said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! And thanks for including a link to the sparkpeople website---that's a great site! I'll be going back to that site again and again.