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Daily Archives: 09/06/2016

Zesty & Basil Grilled Pork Chops

I hope you all had a great and relaxing Labor Day Weekend! My family and I had a wonderful holiday weekend. I did not have to cook lol. My dad grilled sausage and burgers for dinner. For dessert, we had bundt cakes. The food tasted excellent! 😀

A few months ago, I mentioned in one of my posts that I feel like a pansy because of my low comfort level cooking with the grill. However, I have given it some consideration and decided that I’d gradually move up to this skill level. As I still would like to cook things on the grill, eventually. Therefore, to master this challenge I came up with a solution to some sort of degree lol, by purchasing myself a cast iron grill pan from my favorite online store Amazon. I received it today just in time for me to be able to cook these fantastic Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops. I’m pleased to say that I did a great job for my first time of using my new cooking toy. Haha! They were so juicy and tender. Yum, yum!

Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 thick-cut, boneless pork loin chops
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Basil leaves, minced
3 Tbsp. Minced garlic
3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1 Tsp. salt
¾ Tsp. pepper

Instructions

1. Combine olive oil, basil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Next, use a basting brush and or a spatula to coat both sides of your pork chops with the mixture. Place your chops in an airtight plastic container and cover. Let the chops marinate in the mixture for eight hours to overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat your grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. Grill the pork chops for about five to six minutes per side (depending on the pork chop thickness), or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 F.

Source Bitz N giggles

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

My effort to eating more vegetables is slowly improving, thanks to the magic of roasting veggies lol. I had fun roasting and eating cauliflower for the second time, and I’m happy to say that it’s my new favorite vegetable. Lol, I have to admit though that the parmesan cheese is like the cherry on top and made it even more delicious.
What are/is your favorite veggie(s) to roast?

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

One head cauliflower cut into florets
1 medium onion, sliced
3/4 tsp. thyme, dried
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp. Olive oil and or coconut oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan

Have fun! 😀

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray.

Stir cauliflower florets in the previously prepared baking sheet with onion, thyme, garlic, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast, occasionally tossing, until almost tender, thirty five-forty minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, ten–twevle minutes longer.

Source Bon Appetit

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