Sheet Pan Pork Chops & Potatoes

by Susan on December 11, 2017

sheet pan pork & potatoes

It’s been a long time since I cooked a new dinner for my family that they not only all willingly ate, but also all seemed to LOVE. I was quite pleased to buck that trend last night, however, when I tried out this new (and easy!) sheet pan recipe.

The pork rub is loaded with flavor, and it really helped locked a lot of juiciness into the meat. I served this with a simple salad and it was the perfect meal for a chilly December night!

I’m sure you could make this with boneless pork chops, but I was lucky enough to get some delicious bone-in chops on special at a local butcher.

As written this recipe is gluten, grain and dairy-free.

Sheet Pan Pork Chops & Potatoes

pork rub:
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbs. organic ketchup
1 tbs. gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
2 tbs. packed palm or brown sugar
1 tbs. olive oil 
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

4 bone-in pork chops (mine weighed about 1.5 lbs. total)
1 tbs. olive oil
1.5 lbs. organic red potatoes, quartered
salt & pepper, to taste
minced fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients for the pork in a small bowl and rub all over both sides of the chops. Set aside, reserving excess rub.

Meanwhile, toss potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Add pork chops to sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Baste chops with remaining rub and flip. Toss potatoes and bake pork and potatoes for another 10 minutes.

Remove pan and switch pan to broil. Place sheet under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the potatoes are just beginning to get quite brown. Sprinkle with minced parsley before serving.

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Hemp Seed Hot Cereal

by Susan on December 6, 2017

 

hemp seed hot cereal

I love the nutty, natural sweetness of hemp seeds; you honestly can’t beat their nutritional profile, either! They’re loaded with healthy fatty and amino acids, protein and fiber. While I usually just sprinkle some onto Greek yogurt or into smoothies, this hot cereal is a great way to integrate them into a healthy breakfast.

The nut butter adds both texture and flavor here, but you could easily substitute sunflower seed butter if you’re nut-free. I like to top off my cereal with some sliced bananas, but the sky is the limit. If you have a sweet tooth, a little pure maple syrup is a delicious finishing touch.

Hemp Seed Hot Cereal

1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice (I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds, divided
1 tbs. ground flaxseed
1 tbs. raw almond butter (sub sunflower seed butter for nut-free)
ground cinnamon
toppings of choice: maple syrup or honey, sliced bananas, slivered almonds

Bring milk to a simmer in a small pot over low heat. Add half of the ground hemp and flax seeds, and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in remaining seeds along with nut butter and a bit of ground cinnamon. Top as desired (definitely include some maple syrup or honey if you want a sweet cereal).

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