Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Fried Cabbage ™

This an easy healthy version of the Southern classic. I've used unsalted butter, but you can use a vegan butter too if needed. 

1 small to medium head cabbage
1/4 - 1/3 c cold water
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1  1/2 T each: butter and oil

Remove outer leaves from cabbage, cut cabbage into quarters, rinse cabbage and pat dry.

Pre heat saute pan over medium high heat. 

Lower heat to medium. Add oil and butter. Add cabbage, salt and pepper. Saute cabbage for  7 - 10 min. Add water as needed. Cover pan with lid and cook for 5 min more or until done.

Serves 4

Friday, October 24, 2014

Home Field Advantage Haystacks ™

This is perfect for watching the big game or anytime. Feel free to use the toppings you like.

1 13 oz bag round tortilla chips
1 c -  1  1/4 c refried beans
1/2 - 2/ 3 c each: chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes (adjust amount desired)
1/8 c sliced pitted olives
1/4 tsp chopped cilantro 
1/4 - 1/3 c each: sour cream, guacamole
1/8 - 1/4 c jarred salsa (optional)

Spread tortilla chips on a large plate, set aside. 

Rinse and chops vegetables.

In a microwave safe bowl spoon refried beans, microwave bean for 1 minute or until warm. With a clean fork, spread a layer of beans over chips. 

To serve: Top with your desired fixings. 

Serves 4.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Forkful Of Flavor Pork Chops ™

This is perfect for fall or anytime. I've used pure maple syrup.

1 lb pork chops
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1  - 1 1/2 T low sodium soy sauce
1/8 -1/4 tsp  each: salt, pepper
2  T oil
Pinch each: red pepper flakes, turmeric
1 tsp lime juice
non stick cooking spray

Salt and pepper both sides of pork chops.

In a shallow dish combine: pork chops, soy sauce, syrup, lime juice, oil and spices. Let marinate in fridge for several hours. 

Heat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium. Spray skillet lightly with non stick cooking spray.  Add pork chops and cook on 1 side for 8 -11 min. Turn pork chops over and cook for 8 - 11 min more or until done.

Serves 4.