Pork Stir Fry with Cashews

Fresh vegetables, crunchy cashews, and marinated pork tenderloin.  This pork stir fry is a delicious, vegetable-heavy dinner, on your table in under 30 minutes.

Pork Stir Fry with Cashews: fresh vegetables, crunchy cashews, and marinated pork tenderloin. A delicious, vegetable-heavy dinner, on your table in under 30 minutes. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

It’s obvious that I don’t mind time-consuming endeavors in the kitchen.  (Hi, have we met? I like to make things like this spiral vegetable tart or this layer cake with homemade blueberry cardamom curd.)  Pre-baby, my ideal weekend consisted of hosting a large, multi-course dinner party, spending all day in the kitchen in preparation.  Time consuming and difficult?  Lots of detailed steps?  Bring it.

Except now I have a baby.  I work full time in the lab and I go to the gym after work.  I usually don’t get home until after 7, and my little guy is in bed by 9.  That leaves me with 2 hours to cook dinner, eat dinner, get in my weekday playtime with Ryan, and go through our bedtime routine.  Suddenly, quick and easy dinner options have become my jam.

Pork Stir Fry with Cashews: fresh vegetables, crunchy cashews, and marinated pork tenderloin. A delicious, vegetable-heavy dinner, on your table in under 30 minutes. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get any quicker and easier than stir fry, aside from ordering in.  Except unlike ordering in, this homemade pork stir fry is much healthier, packed full of vegetables.  It’s also super adaptable – throw in whatever vegetables you have on hand.

This particular variation uses bok choy, asparagus, snow peas, and broccoli.  Why that combination?  Because we received bok choy, asparagus, and snow peas from our CSA, and had broccoli in the fridge.  Use onions or peppers or  green beans.  Shiitake mushrooms or bean sprouts?  Delicious.  This is truly an empty-the-fridge kind of meal.

img_5113-web

August 2016 iPhonetography

Here we are, 2/3 of the way through September, and I’m finally getting around to sharing photos from August.  Do I even remember what...
chocolate-hazelnut-cake-4-square

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Two layers of rich chocolate hazelnut cake, sandwiched between layers of fluffy Nutella buttercream, topped with chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts.  Simple flavors, decadent...
img_9953-square

Banana Bread Muffins

One bowl, mix by hand, muffins reminiscent of your favorite banana bread.  A little dense, nice and simple, and full of chocolate chips.  These banana...
img_0074-square

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Fire roasted tomatillos and cherry tomatoes pair beautifully with spicy jalapeno, onion, and garlic in this non-traditional salsa verde.  A little sweet, a little...
IMG_9765-square

Spiral Vegetable Tart

Thinly sliced summer vegetables are the visual star of this spiral vegetable tart.  With a layer of homemade sundried tomato pesto and a flaky...
IMG_0423-square

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

While this is a sponsored post, all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me and allow me to continue to...
IMG_0293-square

Blueberry Pie Quick Bread

Bored with the same old blueberry quick breads?  Try something different with a blueberry pie bread — homemade blueberry pie filling swirled into the...