Pork Chop Suey

Pork Chop Suey

It was gorgeous this past weekend! We got out for walks, the park and some quality family time. But, I must say the highlight of my weekend was a run. While it may seem simple, I have not been able to run since my son was born. A bit of back-story: I live to trail run. Well, I actually live to eat, but after that trail running. You can see how they are related right? Due to complications after birth I have been off running and this has been devastating. Getting my body back has been and still is a very slow process, healing has been slow and running was a huge source of mental relief.

Anyways! I was finally feeling confident enough to try it out. It was the best thing ever: the sun, the forest, the peace, the breath. It was glorious. So my goal now is to run one day a week, cycle to the Grind one day a week then spin and kettle bell at home the other days. It is a slow build up, but I will get there.

Z and I love ethnic food, but I have never been great at making it. This one was a success! It is an easy Sunday meal because of the slow cooker and lots of leftovers. Hope you enjoy!

Pork Chop Suey

Ingredients:

2lbs of pork stew meat

1 whole onion, chopped

4 stalks of celery, cut on an angle

1 can of mushrooms

1 can of bamboo shoots

½ cup of chicken stock

2 cups of snow peas

2 cups of green cabbage

1/2 package of sweet potato noodles

Sauce:

3 tbsp of arrowroot powder

¼ cup of coconut aminos

½ cup of stew liquid

Steps:

  1. Heat some oil in a pan and sear the pork on all sides. Add the onions and celery. Mix it all together and let cook for a couple of minutes.
  2. Put mixture into the slow cooker. Add mushrooms, bamboo shoots and chicken stock. Cook on low for 7 hours.
  3. When slow cooker is 20 minutes from finishing, stem the peas and the cabbage.
  4. Boil the sweet potatoes noodles for 6 minutes.
  5. Take ½ cup of the stew liquid and put it into a separate pot. Stir in the cabbage, snow peas and sweet potato noodles.
  6. Now to make the sauce, combine the stew liquid and the coconut aminos in a small saucepot. Whisk in the arrowroot powder. Bring to a boil, the turn it down to a simmer. Allow it to thicken, about 3 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce on the plates and nom nom nom!
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2 Responses to Pork Chop Suey

  1. What type of sweet potato noodles are those? I usually just spiralize raw sweet potatoes but those look clear? I am intrigued!

    • I was intrigued when I first saw them as well! They are sweet potato noodles, so purely sweet potato starch, no other ingredients. I’m not sure of your location, but you can find them in any Asian supermarket such as T&T. I like them so much better for these types of dishes than spiralled noodles. They hold up, lock in flavour and are reminiscent of the real deal!

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