Asian Spicy Pork Meatballs

These were a hit at the last party! A yummy party treat or just anytime for a delicious Asian-inspired dinner.

A yummy party treat or just anytime for a delicious Asian-inspired dinner. Serve with delicious Pineapple Salsa on the side. (See below for recipe.)

Asian Pork Meatballs

 Asian Spicy Pork Meatballs


1 lb ground pork

1 egg

1/3 cup coconut flour

½ red onion, diced finely

2 cloves garlic

2 T fish sauce

2 T soy sauce

2 teaspoons finely chopped or grated fresh ginger

2 T Thai sweet red chili sauce

½ teaspoon salt

a handful of chopped cilantro

2 T sesame seeds


Mix all ingredients together well. (I used my clean hands)

Roll in 1 ½” diameter  balls.

Place on a baking sheet with sides, so the juice doesn’t run off.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, turning to brown evenly.

Serve immediately or in a crockpot with the juice from the pan.

Serve with Pineapple-Mango Salsa on the side, below.


Pineapple Mango Salsa

This is delicious served with the Asian Meatballs, Porkchops, Fish, or even Chicken. Liven up a dinner with the sweet and spicy taste of pineapple and mango, high in vitamin A, antioxidants and digestive enzymes. Enjoy.

mango salsa

Half of a decent sized pineapple, chopped in small pieces

1-2 ripe mangos, chopped

½ red onion

1-2 cloves of garlic minced

1-2 Romano tomatoes, chopped

Handful of cilantro, chopped

Juice of 1-2 limes

Touch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients together, serve or refrigerate.

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Bacon, Blue Cheese, Apple and Arugula Salad

I had this crazy idea for a salad recipe and thought these things would work together. I was right…

bacon blue cheese and arugula salad

I had a crazy idea for a superfood salad recipe and thought these things would work together and I was really not surprised they worked as well as I had thought. I purchased some delcious creamy, nutty raw blue cheese that was just magnificent with the saltiness of the bacon, the bite of the arugula and the tart-sweetness of the apple.

I topped it off with an olive oil, and cinnamon-pear balsamic mixture. You don’t need cinnamon-pear balsamic but a nice, mellow sweet balsamic will do just as well.

I purposely did not include measurements in this recipe, it’s very easy to adjust to whatever size crowd you are serving. Hint: Add more Bacon to gain more popularity! 😉

Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene,lutein, and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of healthy omega 3 fats as well.

The standout of all the nutrients  in dark green leafies is Vitamin K.

A cup of most cooked greens will give you about 9X the minimum recommended intake of Vitamin K, and even a couple of cups of dark salad greens usually provide the minimum all on their own.

Here ya go…I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. 🙂

Bacon, Blue Cheese, Apple and Arugula Salad

Any combination of Arugula, regular baby greens and/or baby kale

2-4 slices thick sliced natural (no nitrites) bacon, cooked and cut up in small pieces

1/2 to 1 apple, chopped in small pieces (Granny Smith is good, or any tart-crisp apple variety)

Crumbled Blue Cheese (try something exotic here like Maytag Blue or another aged delightfully nutty flavored blue cheese)

Thin sliced red onion

Add greens to large glass bowl, with apple, bacon, and blue cheese sprinkled on top. Drizzle equal amounts of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil on salad and serve.