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Yukon Gold Potato Salad

We love the flavor of yellow fleshed Potatoes.  Selena loves them in Yukon Gold Potato Salad and Mashed Potatoes.   So much so, we painstakingly measured everything for her company picnic so she could make it again with confidence.  I usually eyeball the ingredients but took this opportunity to post our family favorite.   Mom used New Potatoes and Carrots.  To make Hubby happy I put my in-laws’ Celery Seeds in it.

It’s best to prep at least a day in advance to allow the flavours to come together before re-seasoning.  Too much Salt or Mustard and you’ll be adding more Spuds or Yolks.

Disclaimer:  Depending on the water content of your Potatoes, you’ll have to carefully season and possibly hold back dressing until you re-season the next day.  The veggies tend to weep overnight so you don’t want your salad to be soupy.

Suggestions:   If you overcook the Potatoes, use them for Hot Potato Salad  or Hash Browns.  Worrying about overcooking can lead to undercooking.  Don’t use them.  Return the spuds to the pot or finish them by steaming them in your microwave.  Without the right texture and taste, you’re better off starting over.    Garnish with Paprika, Cherry Tomatoes, shaved Radishes, Parsley Sprigs


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Sweet and Sour Pork III

1000 folks tried Sweet and Sour Pork III on AllRecipes.com and I agree with their high rating.  There’s quite a few steps but it’s worth the effort.  To healthify it, I only use enough Oil in a PFOA-free pan to sear the Pork.   I add more colourful veggies and replace some of the Sugar with Erythritol and Green Stevia…no one was the wiser.

If you like umami, add a touch of Fish Sauce when seasoning the meat.  For more heat, add minced Jalapeno Pepper.

Serve over Chinese Rice Pilaf, garnish with toasted Sesame Seeds and Cilantro.