Friday, January 8, 2010

Curried Pork and Mushrooms

I've been a little quiet this week but there has been a lot to sort through - first week after the holiday, started a 10 week weight loss challenge, and joined Weight Watchers. You're probably thinking, 'Oh boy, no more food blog for her!' Hell no! I'm eating pretty darn good while going under my allowed points each day.

Pretty impressive? Not really. Cooking light is pretty fun and easy once you get going. Just a little creativity, the right ingredients and I guarantee you will be able to whip together an extremely flavorful and satisfying meal while losing weight.

Are you struggling with coming up with ideas for low fat terrific meals? Send me your questions and I'll give you some ideas.

One of the keys to creating a meal that is satisfying is using plenty of spices.

Curried Pork and Mushrooms
1 1/2 cups of cooked pork cut into pieces
2 1/2 cups mushrooms - quartered
2 scallions - finely sliced
1/2 cup cilantro (optional)
2 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cayenne
lime wedges

Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Brown the mushrooms for about 4 minutes. Add pork, salt, tumeric, garam masala, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir. Add the broth. Stir to incorporate the seasoning well in the broth. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the coconut milk, cilantro, and scallions reserving a little cilantro and scallions for a garnish. Serve with steamed rice and lime wedges


  1. Umm... my mouth is watering. It's hard to imagine that this is Weight Watcher friendly. The only way I could stay under my points is to eliminate all pasta/rice. It would be great if you could estimate points per serving for us WW's out here.

  2. Moving forward I'll try to include serving/point information for the recipes I post. I did happen to put this through Weight Watcher's recipe builder. This recipe makes 3 servings. One serving is 9 points assuming you are enjoying it with 1 cup of steamed rice per serving. Sounds pretty filling doesn't it!