Chinese Pork Bowls & Homemade Pineapple Juice


Hello Friends!
I hope you all are enjoying the Sunday Suppers. It has truly been a fun experience to put together in the hopes that others are connecting over a meal and starting some deeper conversations within family members.
If you would like to submit a recipe or know someone who would, we’d love to feature it in our Sundays Suppers Series. Respond to this email with your name and email and we will get in contact with you.
Claire Richardson
Notes for the Recipe:
  • For the Homemade Pineapple Juice, you are doing a good thing by using all of the fruit, not wasting or throwing away something that can be turned into a delicious drink.
  • Depending on your taste for sweetness you can change the simple syrup recipe, it’s always a 1:1 ratio.
  • We have enjoyed the basil pineapple juice the most!
Questions for the Table
Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish.
Try it yourself! Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper!
1)    What religions have been in your family?
2)    What God moments have you had in your life?
3)    How have you seen God work in your life or others?
Story by: Shelby Richardson
This is one of my favorite meals that my mom makes. I ask for it all the time and love having left overs for school lunch. My mom says it’s a full meal because of the veggies in it. All I care about is that it tastes good and that I can put more coconut aminos on it if I want. Also the “Homemade Pineapple Juice” is so delicious. You just have to make it for your kids.

Chinese Pork Bowls

  • 1lb ground pork
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 large carrots, peeled into ribbon (or use ½ bag of shredded carrots)
  • 3 spring onions, diced
  • 1 small head of Chinese cabbage (can use green cabbage), shredded
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • In a large skillet over medium heat add pork, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  • Brown meat until no pink is seen.
  • Add in cabbage, carrots, and spring onions, mix well.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes, then add in both sesame oil and coconut aminos (or soy sauce).
  • Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Adjust heat to low-medium and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve. Additional spring onions and coconut aminos can be added after plating each dish.

Homemade Pineapple Juice

  • 1 whole pineapple
  • Basil or mint leaves-1 container
  • 4 qts cold water
Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Start with simple syrup.
  • In a saucepan combine water and sugar over medium heat.
  • Whisk until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Set side.
  • Wash outside of pineapple under water.
  • On a cutting board, set pineapple on its side and remove top and discard.
  • Standing pineapple back up, carefully remove outside layer of pineapple.
  • Cut pineapple meat into slices and place into a container or bag. 
  • Place outside layer (skin) and base of pineapple into a large stock pot.
  • Add 4 qts of cold water.
  • Place over high heat and bring to a boil. 
  • Lower temperature to medium and allow ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add in 1 container or basil or 1 container of mint.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Using a strainer, drain pineapple juice into a drinking container, discard scraps.
  • Add in simple syrup and stir.
  • Chill in fridge and enjoy!