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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…

Hazelnut Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

I don't usually eat protein bars or energy balls on a regular basis but when they taste like Nutella and give a healthy boost as a snack alternative in between meals, I'm all IN!

Give this recipe a try and tell me it's not better than a sugary Timbit or chocolate bar!?
 


1 cup roasted hazelnuts
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp coconut extract (or vanilla extract)
1/3 cup shredded coconut
12 whole roasted hazelnuts


Place 1 cup hazelnuts, maple syrup, coconut extract and cocoa powder in a food processor and blend until it turns into a large ball.

Remove from food processor and roll into 10-12 balls, placing a whole hazelnut in each

 Dip the balls in the shredded coconut to cover the outside. Place them in the freezer for 10min before eating.
Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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