Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Just a tasty little reminder....

In case you missed it, September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month.  The month is still not over but I am not seeing the posts and the social media shares like you see during Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I support Breast Cancer awareness too and I am faithful about going for my mammograms which resulted in the removal of a precancerous tumor many years ago.  So I rally for them.  I have done the 60 miles in 3 days.  I have nothing negative to say about the support that they get but hey folks, more people are now dying from Prostate Cancer than Breast Cancer.  We have seen what awareness and early detection can do.  The fact that deaths from Breast Cancer are down is a testament to that.  We need to do the same for Prostate Cancer Awareness.

One of my blogger friends, Manu of Manu's Menu, invited all of us food bloggers to join her in this fight.  Manu currently lives in Australia and they have a Big Aussie Barbie each year to help raise awareness of this terrible disease.  Do you know how many of us showed up to help Manu in her cause?  I am ashamed to say, only 6.  Six wonderful bloggers who were willing to sacrifice a few hours of their time cooking and sharing a dish along with a list of Prostate Cancer Foundations around the world.  Now I don't want to take away anything from these generous bloggers who did participate....BUT....come on people!!  We get 30-50 for nearly every other event that I have joined. Events like Pumpkin Week or  Tailgate Week that are a lot of fun but aren't helping to spread awareness of anything other than our recipes.

Okay, I am done with my rant....I would like you all to revisit my post from last week where I shared a Caprese Salad.  To show my appreciation for your doing so I am sharing a wonderful recipe that Manu shared on her post for the Big Aussie Barbie.

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So, let's put on our gloves or aprons as the case might be, and knock Prostate Cancer for a loop!! Talk about it tonight with your loved ones as you enjoy these tasty pork chops that I served with Ginger Rice and Stir Fry Veggies.  Encourage them to have their prostate checked annually.  Call and make the appointment.  Don't take no for an answer.

I doubled this recipe as I was having company for dinner.  I have written the recipe for 4 servings but it doubled beautifully.

Vietnamese Pork Chops
slightly adapted from Manu's Menu

4 Pork Chops
1 t. Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce
1 t. Chunky Garlic Paste (I used Gourmet Garden)
Juice of 1 Lime
1 1/2 T. Fish Sauce
1 T. Soy Sauce
1 1/2 T. Brown Sugar
1 t. Lemongrass Paste (I used Gourmet Garden)

Place all ingredients except Pork Chops into a sealable plastic bag and smoosh around to mix.  Add the pork chops to the marinade, seal the bag and massage the marinade around the chops so that they are coated.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Heat your grill to med high, remove the chops from the marinade and grill for a few minutes on each side until cooked to your liking.  Let rest for a few minutes before serving.  Print Recipe

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  1. Thank you so much for this Wendy! I was very surprised too that I only got 6 bloggers to participate! Prostate cancer needs all the attention we can spread. <3

  2. I wonder why more people aren't participating in Prostate awareness??? Thanks for continuing to support it!


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