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A unique way to help others

My apologies for writing this post a little late. I had planned on writing the article a few days ago. But I got distracted with some other stuff and couldn’t find the perfect opportunity to complete it. So I decided to do it now.

Before I talk about what I cooked, I want to express my gratitude for the love and passion that I have for cooking. I have this mentioned on my about me page but because I have such a passion for cooking I want to teach people with special needs and for those who want to learn how to cook.

However, I have a minor fear that I am determined to conquer. That’s speaking to medium/large groups of people. To begin my journey to help me overcome this challenge, in order for me to give lessons, I have made a few cooking videos as some of you already know. I have posted a few of them on Facebook and on a few of my blog posts. I believe that making these videos will aid me in building my confidence in talking in front of people. I eventually will post my videos on YouTube when I get really good at video recording. Then when I become comfortable in speaking in front of people I want to host cooking classes.

I want to remind you all that you don’t necessarily need to have a passion for cooking in order to cook like I do. But I highly encourage you to give cooking a try.

Now onto the recipe!

I love marinating my meat. I don’t know why but I find It a lot of fun! It doesn’t matter whether it’s a liquid or a dry marinade I still always enjoy doing it. Then what makes it even more fun is when you stick it in the fridge with meat inside a plastic container. Then let the meat soak in the marinade for a day or two. It sounds unsafe but I have a few tips near at the bottom of this article on how to do this process safely to help you successfully prepare some delicious pork chops. After they are done marinating stick them in the oven to cook for thirty minutes on each side. Then wolà! You’ve just made yourself some amazing chops. This pork chop recipe was seriously very yummy!

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Ingredients

6 pork chop, rinsed and pat dry
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking dish with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Set aside for whenever you are ready to cook.

1. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine the soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup. Next, place the chops into a plastic container. Pour the sauce onto the pork chops. Cover the container with a lid. Then place it in the refrigerator to let your pork chops marinate in the sauce for twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

2. Then in a day or two place the pork chops in the previously prepared baking dish and spread with half the sauce. Bake pork chops for thirty minutes in the preheated oven. Turn over and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking for thirty minutes or until the internal temperature of the chops reaches 145 degrees F

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Court’s Cooking Notes on marinating pork chops: Be sure that the lid to the container is sealed tightly. Also, make a note to yourself so that you don’t forget about your pork chops being in the fridge so that you don’t accidentally ruin your chops.

A Simple Recipe Packed With Flavor

This brown sugar pork chop recipe is excellent for those of you who don't prefer to cook recipes that require ten or more ingredients. They too are full of delicious flavors. Depending on how long you cook your pork chops in the oven the brown sugar will caramelize and even form a crispy crust if you broil them in your oven for two-four minutes.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Ingredients

1/3 C brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
4 boneless or bone-in pork chops

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Lay a sheet of foil or parchment paper onto a baking dish and grease it with cooking spray.

1. Combine in a small mixing bowl the brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Rub the brown sugar mixture on all sides of each pork chop. Place your pork chops on the foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake them for thirty-five minutes to an hour or until internal temperature reaches at least 150 degrees.

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Green Roasted Veggie With Garlic

 

Roasted Zucchini and Garlic

1 lb zucchini, each cut in half across the middle, then each half quartered lengthwise
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic cloves
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Directions

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a 9X13 baking dish with foil. Set aside.

1. Spread the zucchini out onto the previously prepared baking dish. Next, combine in a small bowl the garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper and dried thyme. Stir well. Pour the garlic mixture onto the zucchini and stir to coat.

2. Roast zucchini in your preheated oven until it starts to brown, Roast the zucchini for 8-15 minutes, or until it begins to brown. (Start checking at about 7 minutes and keep checking every few minutes.)

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A new outlook on mushrooms

I had mentioned in some of my recipe articles about how I have been trying to acquire a taste for mushrooms. Well, I am happy to announce that after many attempts I can finally say that I like them after eating this Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms.

Balsamic vinegar and whole cloves of garlic make these roasted green beans and mushrooms more special. This side dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal or for when you have company coming over and can be served less than thirty minutes.

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and halved

8 oz mushrooms, cleaned and halved

8-10 whole garlic cloves halved

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking dish with foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray.

1. Spread green beans and mushrooms in an even layer on the prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.

2. Drizzle over vegetables into the baking dish and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bake for twenty-twenty five minutes, or until beans are tender-crisp.

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Inexpensive Fine Dining 

This Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus is the perfect way to cook salmon with just a few simple ingredients! Delicious, healthy dinner that is naturally gluten free!

My family loved this dish! It was practically gone by the end of the day.

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus

Ingredients

3 – 4 salmon fillets rinsed and pat dry
1 pound asparagus (ends trimmed)
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp olive oil, or more
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil (make sure the parchment paper packaging says that it’s reliable to use at 400 F). Lightly grease with cooking spray.

1. Using a basting brush coat the salmon with two tablespoons of olive oil from all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on a parchment paper or foil-lined baking sheet. Coat the asparagus with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and place around salmon on a baking sheet.

2. Spread minced garlic on top of the salmon and the asparagus. Top with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake in your oven at 400 F for fifteen-twenty minutes. Remove from the oven, top with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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Bang Bang Brussel Sprouts

I know it’s not perfect but I am happy to announce that I finally made my first cooking video. There are a few minor mistakes but I did my very best on editing it. I’m still new to this stuff so please be patient with me To help me improve on making videos I want you to tell me what you would like to learn cook or how to cut and slice certain vegetables.

The video is on today’s recipe that I am going to share with you. The dish is called Bang Bang Brussel Sprouts. It is not only healthy dish but it’s also coated in sweet and spicy flavors.

Get your taste buds ready for some bangin’ Brussels.

Bang Bang Brussel Sprouts

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. Frank’s Red Hot sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp. Sriracha Hot Sauce 
Juice of 1 lime
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425º. Line a large baking pan with foil. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, lime juice, and garlic. Pour brussel Sprouts onto the previously prepared baking pan. Pour the sauce on Brussels sprouts and toss them in the sauce until fully coated. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast until slightly charred and tender, thirty to thirty-five minutes. Serve.

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A New Healthy Addiction 

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is my latest favorite. It’s not only easy to prepare, but I promise you they will be gone in no time at all. So make enough for the whole family! I’m certain that these will quickly become your new healthy obsession. 

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts

3 tbsp olive oil separated

3/4 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey
Directions 

Preheat your oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside 

1. Trim off the outer, dry leaves, cut the bottom off and slice sprouts lengthwise. In a large mixing bowl, toss brussels sprouts with two tablespoons of olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper to coat thoroughly. Transfer the brussels sprouts to a baking sheet and roast until tender and caramelized approximately twenty minutes.

2. Place brussels sprouts back in a bowl. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey and toss to coat evenly. Taste and season with kosher salt if necessary and serve.

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