Serves 4.

From "7-Day Menu Planner for Dummies," by Susan Nicholson.

• 12 oz. boneless pork loin, sliced into 1/8- by 2-in. strips

• 1 tsp. chili powder

• 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

• 1/4 tsp. cumin

• 1 tbsp. cornstarch

•1/3 c. water

• 2 tsp. soy sauce

• 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

• 1 c. thinly sliced fresh carrots

• 3 c. bok choy

• 1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-in. strips

• 1/4 c. walnut pieces


In a resealable plastic bag, combine pork strips, chili powder, red pepper flakes and cumin; shake to distribute spices.

Mix together cornstarch, water and soy sauce; set aside.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork strips and carrots, and stir-fry 4 minutes. Add bok choy and red bell pepper to skillet; stir-fry 4 more minutes or until vegetables are softened.

Add soy sauce mixture and walnuts; stir-fry 1 minute or until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Serve immediately.