Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Sliced Potatoes, and…

May 22, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Sliced Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Breakfast Tacos. I used these Mission Street Taco Flour Mini Tortillas the other day and loved them! So I decided to make some Breakfast Tacos with them. To make them; I Scrambled and Egg, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage links, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican, and Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. One delicious Breakfast! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom went to Breakfast with a neighbor. Cloudy and humid, 84 degrees. Had rain moving in later in the day. I had bought 3 Tomato Plants last week and had to get them out and planted on the side of our shed. I had to put up some wire mesh also, Rabbit problems! For Dinner tonight Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Sliced Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

I had bought a package of Center Cut Pork Loin Chops from Meijer earlier in the week. I had broke the package down and had the individual Chops in plastic bags, in the freezer. I grabbed a couple of the bags and laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

For 1 side I prepared a can of the Bush’s Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans. First time using these. You taste the hint of the Maple Syrup and nice portions of the Cured Bacon, nice combo! To prepare them just emptied the contents into a sauce pan. Heat to simmer and serve! As all the Bush’s Beans they were fantastic! Another Bush’s product to have in the pantry.


For another side to go with the Chops I prepared a can of Del Monte Sliced Potatoes. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through and done. Beans and Potatoes are great with the Pork Chops! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Sprite Zero to drink.


Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.


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Pork-a-Palooza Delaware, Ohio Sat, May 18, 2019 – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

May 15, 2019 at 7:40 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Pork-a-Palooza

Date And Time
Sat, May 18, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Location
Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Ave
Delaware, Ohio 43015

https://pork-a-palooza.com/

Description
The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to host Pork-a-Palooza, featuring: bacon, BBQ and beer for the second year in a row! The event will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Join us for an afternoon of delicious pork products from your favorite local restaurants and food trucks. With plenty of educational opportunities and activities, you can bring the whole family! Children under 12 are granted free admission.

NEW THIS YEAR: Those who purchase their tickets online will be presented with a free Pork-a-Palooza Punch Card on the day of the event!

Pork-a-Palooza Punch Cards are a new, fun way for attendees to visit a wide-array of vendors at Pork-a-Palooza. To fill your Punch Card, simply visit vendors, purchase their $2 Pork-a-Palooza Sampler and receive a punch. Once your Punch Card is filled, drop it in our giveaway box for a chance to win a special prize!    https://pork-a-palooza.com/

Healthy Quesadilla Recipes

May 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Quesadilla Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Quesadilla Recipes with recipes like; Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, Black Bean Quesadillas, and Chicken Tinga Quesadillas. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Quesadilla Recipes
Find healthy, delicious quesadilla recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Shredded chicken is tossed with a creamy blue cheese-hot sauce dressing before being tucked into a whole-wheat tortilla in this healthy quesadilla recipe. Served with a quick carrot-and-celery slaw, this easy recipe is great for lunch or dinner but can also be cut into smaller wedges and served as an appetizer…………

Black Bean Quesadillas
In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad……………

Chicken Tinga Quesadillas
The key to this delicious quesadilla recipe is the zippy make-ahead chicken that’s stewed with charred tomatoes and smoky chile powder, though canned tomatoes (especially the fire-roasted kind) and chipotles in adobo will do in a pinch. The spice level is up to you, so feel free to season to taste with chipotle………..

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Buckeye BBQ Fest West Chester, Ohio May 17, 2019 to May 18, 2019

May 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in BBQ, Festivals | Leave a comment
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Buckeye BBQ Fest
MAY 17-18 2019

Fri., 5pm-11pm and Sat., Noon-11pm

EVENT LOCATION
The Square at Union Center
9285 Centre Pointe Dr
West Chester OH 45069

The worlds of Blues, Brews, BBQ (and classic cars too) will converge at this popular annual summer festival. Enjoy over 30 mouthwatering BBQ and sweet treat vendors, live Blues Music and a fun Kids Zone!

There will be about a dozen barbecue vendors on site, serving brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken. Other vendors will include dessert vendors, service providers and charitable organizations for a total of about 70 participating vendors throughout the festival.

FREE ADMISSION
NO COVER CHARGE
Friday: Rock n’ Roll
Saturday: The Blues

Rock Wall Climbing Mountain
https://www.buckeyebbqfest.org/

One of America’s Favorites – Hot link (sausage)

May 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Hot chorizo links

A hot link also referred to as a “red link” is a type of sausage often associated with the cuisine of the Southern United States, featured commonly as a part of American barbecue, soul food, and Cajun and Louisiana Creole cuisines. It is sometimes referred to as a “Louisiana hot link”. It is also a part of Texan cuisine and the cuisine of Chicago, Illinois. The hot link is usually prepared using pork, beef, or a combination of both. It is sometimes used as an ingredient in other dishes, such as jambalaya and gumbo. Hot link sausages are mass-produced by some companies in the United States.

Pork or beef, or a blend of both, is typically used as the primary meat ingredient. The hot link can be spiced using red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. Additional spices may be used, such as thyme, paprika, crushed bay leaves and onion flakes. Hot link sausages are sometimes smoked.

By location:
Louisiana
In Southern Louisiana, where Cajun cuisine is abundant, a hot link sausage on a bun is consumed more frequently than hot dogs.

Texas
In Texas, the hot link is typically prepared with beef, and is usually cooked over indirect heat. Common sides to accompany the Texas hot link includes sliced white bread, crackers, orange cheese, onion slices and pickles. In Pittsburg, Texas, the hot link is a popular food and has been produced there since 1897. In Pittsburg, hot links are typically broiled or baked to the point of having a “half-burned look”. In 1983, Pittsburg Hot Link Packers, Inc. in Pittsburg, Texas was producing 12,000 pounds of hot links per week. Almost all of the hot links produced by Pittsburg Hot Link Packers were consumed within 100 miles of Pittsburg during this time.

Illinois
In Chicago, Illinois, hot links are typically prepared using pork, may be spiced with pepper, fennel and sage, and are typically covered with a barbecue sauce. They are commonly available at soul food barbecue restaurants in the city’s south side, often served with french fries and white bread. They may be slow cooked in a barbecue pit.

 

Healthy Potato Recipes

May 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Potato Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Potato Recipes like; Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup, Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale, and Mustard-Crusted Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at eating well.

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired…………..

Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale
This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup………..

Mustard-Crusted Potatoes
This simple potato side dish really delivers on taste. A mix of Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes (you could also use red new potatoes or fingerlings) are roasted in a scrumptious mustard-turmeric sauce and coated with mustard seeds and coriander seeds which form a nice crust…….

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Recipes for a Healthy Gut

May 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Recipes for a Healthy Gut. Fiber Rich, Healthy, Delicious Recipes for a Healthy Gut. Find recipes like; Lemony Linguine with Spring Vegetables, Miso Vegetable Soup, and Korean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Recipes for a Healthy Gut
Looking to improve digestion and boost immunity? Look no further than EatingWell’s quick and easy recipes featuring probiotic and fiber-rich foods known to help feed a healthy gut.

Lemony Linguine with Spring Vegetables
Instead of cooking pasta in a huge pot of water, here we use just 3 1/2 cups for this one-pot pasta recipe. When the pasta is al dente, most of the water has evaporated and the bit that’s left is thickened with the starch that cooks off the pasta. With just a few add-ins like lemon and Parmesan cheese you have a delicious silky sauce. Want to use up your veggie stash in the freezer? Swap in 8 ounces frozen spinach for fresh………..

Miso Vegetable Soup
Tofu, rice and plenty of vegetables transform miso soup from a light accompaniment into a dish that’s substantial enough to leave you feeling satisfied…………..

Korean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi
Korean chile paste (also known as gochujang) blended into the ground turkey makes this turkey burger recipe incredibly moist and flavorful. Top these healthy turkey burgers with kimchi–a fermented mixture of cabbage and other vegetables–which can be found near other refrigerated Asian ingredients or near sauerkraut or pickles in well-stocked supermarkets or natural-foods stores…………

* Click the link below to get all the Recipes for a Healthy Gut
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23043/lifestyle-diets/healthy-gut/slideshow/recipes-for-a-healthy-gut/

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

May 2, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, pork roast | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees with passing showers and thunderstorms. Went to Walmart Garden Center and bought a new Garden Water Hose. Also bought a couple of Rosemary and Italian Parsley Plants. Cleaned up the driveway area, tons of dead June Bugs and Maple Seeds every day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using the Costco, always delicious, Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed a couple of packages out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Medallions to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Medallions I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….

One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

April 29, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared Turkey Goetta, Hash Browns, and Toast. For the Turkey Goetta I used Glier’s Turkey Goetta, best by far! I just sliced a few slices off and lightly fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil. Then I also prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. I also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a couple of loads of laundry. Then after Lunch I took my car up and had it washed and I vacuumed the inside. Then went to the ATM and then dropped off a few letters at the Post Office. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy.

 

 

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, just over 1 1/2 lbs. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Fettuccini Recipes

April 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fettuccini Recipes. Pasta Lovers here’s some Delicious and Healthy Fettuccini Recipes. With recipes including; Mushroom and Asparagus Fettuccine, Pan-Seared Scallops with Tomato, Olives, and Fresh Basil, and Fettuccine Alfredo. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fettuccini Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fettuccini recipes including fettuccini alfredo, fettuccini carbonara and mushroom fettuccini. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom and Asparagus Fettuccine
Mushrooms add flavor and a meaty texture to this vegetarian pasta dinner. Evaporated fat-free milk makes a rich sauce that’s lower in fat than the traditional recipe so you can feel good indulging in this creamy fettuccine recipe…………..

Pan-Seared Scallops with Tomato, Olives, and Fresh Basil
This Italian-inspired dish is full of flavor. Use whole grain or multigrain fettuccine to make it a healthier option………

Fettuccine Alfredo
Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his signature sauce in the 1920s, might be startled to find this streamlined version that still tastes rich enough to satisfy those deep creamy-pasta cravings. The addition of zucchini boosts the nutritional profile. And when cut into thin strands, it can be twirled gracefully on a fork…………….

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http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19253/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/fettuccini/

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