Happy New Year, loves! MangiaPaleo.com turned 4 years old this month. We aren’t stopping there! I’ve got some cool things planned this year for the website. I mentioned on a few social media channels that I’ve re-prioritized some things to make life more manageable. It’s easy for MangiaPaleo to slip a few spots on the “To Do” list… The past few months have brought a new job, new ulcerative colitis treatment, Crohn’s and Colitis advocacy as usual, and gearing up for the end of my Master’s degree. Oh, and I was on local live TV in Connecticut. Haha! Despite life’s busy surprises, one consistency will be these healthy Italian-inspired recipes coming your way!
Speaking of TV, this recipe was my entry for Food Network’s All Star Academy. I didn’t get selected (obvs) but I was a standby on Chopped which was super awesome. Nevertheless, through these foodie experiences an amazing recipe was born!
Pork is usually not something I eat often. But when I do I make it an all out juicy dinner. For a juicy pork chop do three things:
- Sear the pork chop first then pop it in the oven to finish cooking.
- Leave the fat on it during cooking and trim it off when eating (if you don’t eat the fat)
- Let it rest a few minutes before cutting into it.
Then you’re sure to have a juicier pork chop. The sweet balsamic glaze helps things out a bit anyways, but the meaty juices always compliment a crisp cold fennel salad much better. After you make this recipe you’ll see how pretty straightforward it really is. It can become a staple for your weekly meal. Or try doubling it for double-date night with friends. Nobody is going to realize or care that it came from a “paleo” recipe website. It’s just good, clean food. No labels.
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You may have leftover fennel salad. Store in fridge and add to fish for a light meal.