Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pork and Tomato Skillet Saute

This was easy and delicious!

We get Cooking Light magazine every month and I think it has some healthy, easy and yummy recipes!


4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
 2 cups grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chops evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallots, vinegar, and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Combine tomatoes, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to coat. Add tomato mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Sprinkle with basil. Serve tomato mixture with pork.

Yield - Serves 4 (serving size is about 1 chop and about 1/2 cup tomato mixture.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, Cooking Light JULY 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

sweet snacks

Hi food blog friends :) I'm HOPING to jump back on the food blog bandwagon! We've been cooking quite a bit and I love sharing and finding recipes!

However, when I'm not opting to cooking something for a snack, I find myself wishing I had these. Everyday. I actually try not to keep them in the house all too much. Why? Because I can eat them at a pace of ridiculousness.

Does it count for anything that they are all natural?

How are you all? I've missed you!!