Crock Pot Sesame/Honey Chicken


pork fried rice

mealtime mayhem

This is a great recipe that uses up pretty much everything you have left in your fridge. I had some leftover pork tenderloin and rice in the fridge and figured to make a quick, one pot meal. I love fried rice because it’s so easy to make and really is an “everything and the kitchen sink” type of recipe.

I highly suggest prepping all your ingredients and laying them out before you start. Once you do, the whole cooking process is fast.

Pork Fried Rice
4 cups cold cooked rice
1 small pork tenderloin, diced into 1/2 inch pieces (mine was already cooked but you can use fresh)
3 eggs, scrambled
3 to 4 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sriracha
1 tbsp sugar
Oil, if…

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Thai Peanut Sauce

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Thai Peanut Sauce ~ Annie's Cooking Lab

When I was in college I spent a few years working at the front desk of a hotel. By far the best part of that job was the amazing Thai restaurant that was located right next door. I had never eaten Thai before, but I quickly became hooked on their Pad See Ew and I always, always ordered extra peanut sauce.

I still haven’t managed to perfectly replicate their peanut sauce, but this is a pretty close rendition. I usually serve it with some brown rice and vegetables but it would also be a great salad dressing or dipping sauce for egg rolls.

Thai Peanut Sauce


  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk (full-fat or light)
  • 1/4 cup Thai red curry paste
  • 1 cup natural (unsweetened) creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbl. soy sauce
  • 1/4-1/3 cup sugar (depending how sweet you want it)
  • 2 tbl. white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. seasame…

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How to Slice a Mushroom


  1. Wipe away any dirt with a damp paper towel.
  2. Pull off stem and make a flat surface.
  3. Holding your knife firmly, and using a claw grip slice evenly with your dominant hand.
  4. Continue until mushroom sliced up and enjoy!

The Foodie’s favorite kinds of mushrooms:

  • White (or button mushrooms) – are the most commonly seen mushrooms. You can purchase the mushrooms whole or sliced at most supermarkets or specialty food stores. They have a firm skin which makes them perfect for stuffing or slicing up for a fresh garden salad.
  • Portobellos – are perfect for a meatless burger option due to their beefy nature, and they are the largest of the mushrooms.
  • Shiitake mushrooms – have a smoky woody flavor. My first memorable experience with shiitake mushrooms was at the knife skills class I took at Whole Foods. They were fun to slice and up, and delicious in the stir…

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