Wednesday, May 13

Breaded Pork Chops with Green Bean and Mushroom Quinoa

Pork Chops:

1 Pork Chop per serving
Salt & Pepper
garlic powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs

Season chops with salt and pepper (both sides), in 3 plates arrange the flour with garlic powder, egg wash (1 egg mixed with a tb of water), and seasoned bread crumbs. Dip each pork chop in the flour, followed by the egg wash & finally into the breading. Once all chops are breaded, heat up (medium high) a large skillet with olive oil & 1 tb of butter. Sear each chop about 8-10 per side, depending on the thickness. Drain on paper towels before serving.

a side of Quinoa:

1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup halved green beans
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 clove minced garlic

I love to flavor my quinoa by sauteing a minced garlic in a it of olive olive, I then add 2 cups of water, 1 tsp of salt & bring to a boil, add your washed quinoa and cook for 25 mins. Uncover cooked quinoa. Wash and slice your mushrooms, cup green beans in half & mince a clove of garlic. Heat up a large saute pan, add 2 Tb of olive oil, saute garlic for 20 secs. Next add mushrooms, mix a bit and leave them alone, resist the temptations to stir  or they will release all their yummy juices and won't brown. After about 3 mins, stir and cook another 2 mins, take them out on a bowl. Add your green beans and saute for 5 mins, I like my greens beans to maintain their crispiness. Incorporate mushrooms once again & mix in the quinoa. Turn heat off!

How pretty is this dish??????


Cilantro Garlic Chicken

Sooo much flavor in this chicken, and the color is fun too!!

Blend a bunch of fresh cilantro with
4 garlic cloves
2 green onions
olive oil
salt and pepper
Marinate for about 30 minutes of larger if time permits. Grill for about 6 minutes per side until juices run clear, allow to rest for 10 minutes and slice. I served this with brown rice and cauliflower ceviche.

Grilled Pork Chops

Summer is just around the corner!! Super easy chops, serve along side rice, a quick salad, or quinoa.
Season with:
Chopped Fresh Rosemary
Lemon Zest
3-4 minced garlic cloves
Salt and Pepper
Grill for about 5- 6 minutes on each side,
use a meat thermometer to check meat (135 degrees).
Under cooked pork is not safe to eat :)


Apple Cranberry Salad

 Green apples, Balsamic vinaigrette, and fete CHEESE!!! Yes!!

1/4 C. Olive Oil
 Few springs chopped parsley
Pinch dried oregano
1 minced garlic clove
Sprinkle of dried red pepper flakes
Chopped cranberries
1/2 Tb Raw honey
salt and pepper to taste

I filled a large bowl with equal parts of each green.
{Romaine hearts, mixed greens, and baby spinach}
1 thinly sliced green apple
a few slices of red onion
1 container of baby tomatoes
handful of cranberries
walnuts to garnish
1/2 lb. feta cheese