Let’s Cook! (Sweet and Sour Pork Edition)

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Another cooking post! You can find the original recipe for the sauce here.

Sweet and Sour is one of my favourite dishes, I’ve loved it forever! One evening, we wanted Sweet and Sour, but then we realized we hadn’t bought any sauce. So we looked online, and found a sauce recipe. We tried it, and it was so tangy and delicious! So we thought we’d share it.

So in general for sweet and sour pork, you need pork, rice, pineapples (we use canned), capsicum and whatever other veggies you want.

So first off, cook some rice, whichever way works for you. We use a rice cooker cause it’s so much more convenient.

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Cut the veggies. Open the pineapples and pour out the juice.

For the sauce, I’m gonna get specific as we followed a recipe.

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar (we used cider vinegar)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

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In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water. Set this aside.

In a saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, vinegar, sugar, ketchup and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Stir in the cornstarch and cook until it thickens. Remove from heat, and it’s ready to be poured.

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Now you got the sauce, cook the meat.

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Brown the pork, then add the fruit and veggies.

Once everything is cooked, you can serve it all together!

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We do love this meal, and we’ve bookmarked this again for future use. It’s really fun to make your own sauce, rather than buying them 🙂

Angela.

Have You Met Pearl?

Haaaaaaaaave you met Pearl?

Pearl blogs over at The Pearly Life. She’s 20 and based in Nigeria. She studied Biomedical Science in the University of Salford and graduated with a First Class with Honours (an incredible achievement!!). She started her blog in June 2016 but didn’t become very active with it until March of this year. She blogs about a mixture of travel, beauty, beauty, lifestyle and tips.

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I’ve been following Pearl for a couple of months now, and she has been killing the blogging game. She writes so well, and the picture she shares are always amazing! I love reading her posts, no matter the topic. She shares personal insights, blogging tips as well as beauty tips, and she’s such a sweetheart!

Here’s a snippet from her About page:

Although I’m a big lover of science and biology, I also love traveling, makeup, beauty and reading. I’m using this blog as a platform to express a different side of myself and hopefully inspire people and share the things I love to do! I also love rambling about random topics about life.

Now I’d like to share some of my favourite posts of hers:

Pearl does amazing flat lays by the way. In anticipation of her trip to Dubai, Pearl shares with us her travel essentials.

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Pearl was kind enough to nominate me for this tag, and it was one of the favourite ones I have ever done. This tag basically lets you know more about a lot of the blogger’s travel experiences and preferences. It’s always such a fun read!

Again, check out that flat lay!! Also, the title is like a dream come true for someone who is both lazy and a beginner when it comes to make up. Pearl shares some tools and products that are needed for said kit, as well as brand recommendations.

Back in July, Pearl reached 1000 followers!! This is of course an incredible achievement, and one that both Pearl and her blog very much deserve!

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Pearl shares with us what she’s learned during her time blogging, both the ups and the downs.

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In our daily world, negativity has a way of seeping in, especially in the online world. Pearl shares some tactics and advice on how she lets go of that negativity and focuses on the positive.

Be sure to check Pearl out on Instagram as well! She also has an Instagram account dedicated to just her blog.

Pearl, I love reading your blog! It is so inspiring, creative and insighful. Your photos are always incredible, and you write so well. I always look forward to seeing what you’ll share next!

So, have you guys checked out Pearl yet??

Angela.