Over the years I have been in the habit of being seduced by the colors of the fresh food aisles in supermarkets, especially more pricey supermarkets like Wholefoods.  I buy far more than I need leading to me to throw food away, which always makes me feel terribly guilty. 

These past few months I have been trying to buy food on an as needed basis.  I am not always good at it as I can on occasion (more often than not) end up going out for dinner after work rather than coming home to make dinner. 

I am getting better though and having a small amount of good fresh food in my fridge is forcing me to create more fun dishes at home.  

I had some really good asparagus the other night reminding me how much I love this veggie, which sent me on a googling search to find a recipe involving it.  I came across a great blog called Simple, Sweet & Savory and found a recipe for a Pork & Asparagus Noodle Bowls.  I had most of the ingredients so I went about adapting it just a little to what I had in my fridge and cupboards and created this crave-worthy awesome noodle bowl.  This dish is fantastic.  I will seriously be making it again and again!

Pork & Asparagus Noodle Bowls
Serves 5
A seriously tasty noodle bowl
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup soy sauce
  2. 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  3. 2 tsp honey
  4. 2 tsp minced garlic
  5. 1 tsp ground ginger
  6. 2 tsp cornstarch
  7. 2 Tbsp water
  8. 2 Tbsp canola oil, divided
  9. 1 lb. boneless pork chops, cut into strips
  10. 1 onion, cut into wedges
  11. 3 cups asparagus (about 20 stalks), cut into 1-inch pieces
  12. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  13. ½ cup shredded carrots
  14. 1 (8oz) pkg Chinese noodles
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  3. In a medium saucepan, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Meanwhile, place asparagus in a large skillet with just enough water to cover the bottom. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then cover and lower heat to medium. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
  5. In same skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp oil. Sauté pork until browned on all sides. Remove and keep warm.
  6. Add remaining oil to skillet and sauté onion and peppers about 2 minutes. Add asparagus and carrots. Sauté to heat through.
  7. Add sauce and cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened slightly.
  8. Add noodles and toss to combine and heat through.
Notes
  1. This dish is also delicious served cold.
Adapted from Simple, Sweet & Savory Blog
Adapted from Simple, Sweet & Savory Blog
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Tracey