Sweet & Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°.
  2. Combine garlic salt and ginger in small bowl, then rub over pork distributing evenly.
  3. Best cooking method is to cook on a rack set into a baking sheet pan but a foil lined baking sheet works too.
  4. Cook pork for 40 to 45 minutes or until desired pork is cooked to preferred doneness.
  5. Combine chili sauce, honey and sriracha and brush onto pork loin during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
  6. Slice and serve, garnish with cilantro.  Goes well with cabbage slaw.

 

 

Chinese Chicken Chopped Salad

INGREDIENTS
Salad ingredients:
  • 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped, massaged kale
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1-2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1-2 cups mandarin oranges
  • ¼-1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (I like using the black ones for color contrast)
Dressing ingredients:
  • ¼ cup liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the salad mixture and toss together.
  2. Whisk together salad dressing ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. If serving the whole salad immediately, stir in the salad add-ins (chicken, oranges, almonds, sesame seeds) and enough dressing to lightly coat the salad, adding a little at a time so it doesn’t get too soggy.  I only used about half of the dressing and saved the excess.
  4. Serve right away or keep dressing separate and prepare as needed.

Korean Style Grilled Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced apples, mashed with a fork
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • green onion and lime for garnish

Directions:

  1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet until 1/2 inch in thickness.  You can use plastic wrap or a ziplock bag to accomplish this task.
  2. In a glass bowl combine liquid aminos or soy sauce, apples, onion, sesame oil, coconut sugar, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds.  Whisk until combined and scoop out about 1/4 cup of the mixture to set aside.
  3. Marinate chicken in the mixture bowl, turning to coat, and let marinate for 1 hour.
  4. Using a grill pan or an actual grill on medium heat, lay chicken flat and let cook for 3 minutes then flip.
  5. Pour the 1.4 cup of marinade you saved on cooking chicken after you turn it and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  6. Top with green onions and a squeeze of lime juice.
  7. Goes great with brown rice, quinoa, veggies or salad.

Makes 4 servings. Recipe adapted from SkinnyTaste.com

 

Honey Dijon Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • ⅓ cup plain greek yogurt
  • Minced fresh rosemary for garnish

Directions:

  1. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet (cast iron if you’ve got it) on medium heat and add 1-2 tsp olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add garlic and stir around the pan for 1 minute.
  4. Lay pork chops in the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes each side, or until browned and cooked through.
  5. Remove pork and set aside on a plate.
  6. Pour cider vinegar into pan and scrape up the cooked bits off the bottom of the skillet. Let the cider simmer for about 1 minute, add mustard and stir in yogurt.
  7. Cook sauce, stirring for a few minutes, then pour over pork chops and serve hot.

White Bean Chicken Chili Soup

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chicken broth (or bone broth)
  • 2 – 15.8 ounce cans of cannellini beans (I used a can of chickpeas – they work too)
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1¼ pound chicken breast, cubed small (I like to do this with shredded chicken)
  • 1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalepeno, minced
  • handful of fresh sage, and cilantro

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, add broth and beans and bring to a boil.  Add seasonings and reduce heat to simmer.
  2. In a medium pan warm 2 tablespoons of oil and add cubed chicken and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken to simmering stock.
  4. In the chicken pan, add garlic, onions, jalepeno and mushrooms with the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil and saute until onions are translucent.
  5. Rough chop cilantro and sage and add to onion, garlic and jalapeno mixture. Saute for a minute or two, add to the stock pot.
  6. Let the entire thing simmer on low for another 30 minutes or more. The longer you simmer the thicker the soup.  I added a couple tsp of gluten free flour to thicken.