two more recipes


geez, so since i’m trying hard to not only post about rwd – turns out it seems i can only post recipes? lame. but here’s two more anyway.

quick and easy app! (the other night we had friends over for dinner and i had forgotten to grab anything to serve to start, so i rummaged and found this quick and easy recipe that’s great because ingredients always seem on-hand.) red bell pepper relish

1 red bell pepper – chopped into small pieces
1/2 onion – chopped into small pieces
2/3C sugar
1/2 C white vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

add everything to a saute pan + cook on medium for 5 minutes, turn down to medium low and cook an additional 20 minutes, until most liquid reduces. stir occasionally. cool before serving.
serve w/ cream cheese on pretzels or wheat thins.

and then we just had this for dinner – it was a nice change but most of our normal favorite flavors

Pork, Baby Bok Choy & Black Bean Stir Fry

2C rice
1lb pork steaks, sliced into cross-grain strips
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp ginger, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tbs canned salted black beans, drained/rinsed
1 bunch baby bok choy, sliced
1/2C canned water chestnuts, drained/rinsed
2 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tsp fish sauce

1. cook rice
2. put 1 tbs sesame oil in non-stick skillet, – on high heat saute onions, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes, add bell peppers cook an additional 3 minutes. place in bowl, set aside.
3. heat remaining 1 tbs sesame oil – cook pork in batches (if needed) until browned.
4. return onion mix to pork + add in black beans, bok choy, water chestnuts, and oyster/soy/fish sauces. mix, reduce heat to medium low, cover and steam for 4 minutes until bok choy is wilted.
serve w/ rice



  1. Your timing is PERFECT! I’m throwing a baby shower this weekend and am SO pressed for time and was looking for a third appetizer to serve. This one is pretty and easy and bite-sized…amazing. I KNEW procrastination was the answer!

  2. Everyone loooooved this. But I quadrupled the recipe and it took about two hours to simmer down. I even stopped and went to bed midway through, and started again in the morning. The whole apartment smelled like vinegar. But WORTH IT. Definitely a favorite.

  3. yay! we had it again last night too…and put it on top of a goat honey cheese w/ wheat thins….ah-mah-zing. i love how you can alter the spicy kick to it. ha hilarious it took so long! sorry for the smells adam ;)

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