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Pineapple Fried Rice with Pork

I've always wanted to make pineapple fried rice and serve it in a pineapple boat! Now that I'm spending more time in Maui, where pineapples are inexpensive, abundant and sweet(!), I've finally done it.

We used to make Saturday morning trips as a family from Toronto to the St Jacob's farmers market near Kitchener/Waterloo and my dad would buy a pineapple to make pineapple fried rice for dinner that evening. As a kid, the presentation of it was so fun and cool to see! Now I realize the process of removing the pineapple while keeping it mostly intact, takes some (read A LOT OF!) patience and work.

Serves 4 people

4 cups day-old sushi rice or jasmine rice (Chinese white rice), leave it out for 2 hours to bring to room temperature
1 Chinese sausage or BBQ pork, diced
1/2 red onions, diced
3 green onions, diced
3 eggs
1 ripe pineapple, core removed and cut into chunks
1-2 tbsp fresh pineapple juice
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/8 tsp sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh…

Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad

I'm having this refreshing strawberry salad today to celebrate that the spring weather has finally arrived!

This week, I'm joining an online collaboration with fellow foodies and bloggers -
HASHTAG strawberriesarethejam

It's always a load of fun to see new creations and pick up a few recipes to stash away in my back pocket! Scroll down to see all of the great recipes.

I love this salad because the red wine vinegar balances the sweet, yet slightly tart strawberry flavour and the almonds and sesame seeds add welcomed texture.

Serves 2-3 people

3-4 cups baby spinach
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 stalk of green onion, diced
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp almonds, sliced/ slivers
2 tsp flax seed

Remove the stems of the baby spinach and place in a large bowl. Add the strawberries and green onions to the spinach.

Mix the red wine vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Add the flax seeds and sesame seeds and stir together. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

Sprinkle the almond slivers on top and VOILA, enjoy!

Want to see other strawberry inspirations?? There are over 90 of them right here: ‎


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