Pan Seared Butter Braised Pork Chops with Herb White Wine Reduction

Pan Seared Butter Braised Pork Chops with Herb White Wine Reduction


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Pan Seared Butter Braised Pork Chops with Herb White Wine Reduction
This recipe is every inch as mouth watering as it sounds. "pan seared" - "butter braised" - "pork chops" - "herb white wine reduction" - what we didn't include in the recipe name (since it was already crazy lengthy) was we topped it with FRIED SAGE. Oh mama. Everything good exists in this scrumptious recipe. Pork chops can be real buggers to cook - often becoming tough or flavorless or both - not these beauties. The right combo of the right methods makes these pork chops perfectly juicy and flavorful.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together first 4 ingredients (vinegar through rosemary), then set aside.
  2. Season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper, then place in large zipper topped plastic bag. Pour garlic mixture over the top, make sure chops are evenly saturated, let out excess air, seal and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour (up to 48 hours).
  3. At time of cooking, heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove pork chops from refrigerator and marinade, and once ghee begins to sizzle, add pork to skillet.
  4. Sear for 5 minutes, not touching the pork chops, then flip and sear for another 5 minutes, again, not fidgeting with them.
  5. After you've seared them on both sides, add the butter to the pan, along with a pinch of the minced herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage) - only a pinch, set the rest aside.
  6. Using tongs, flip the pork chops, and then baste (with a basting brush) with ghee/butter/herbs in the skillet. Repeat this process for 5 minutes. Continuously flipping and basting as you go.
  7. Then remove pork chops from skillet, and add the shallot. Sauté for about 2 minutes or until shallot is fragrant and translucent.
  8. Deglaze pan with splash of the wine. Using a whisk to get all the good bits off the bottom of the pan, continue whisking for about 2 minutes, then add remaining wine, herbs, and broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Bring to a boil, and allow to boil until liquid has reduced by half, then reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 10 minutes.
  10. Serve pork with a generous ladle of sauce and a couple fried sage leaves.
Recipe Notes

To fry sage:

Heat 1/3 cup olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Once it begins to pop, add a handful of sage leaves. Fry for 3 to 5 seconds (seriously, it fries crazy fast), then immediately remove and place on a paper towel covered plate. Continue until you have as much as you need. Season with a sprinkle of sea salt and you're good to go!

Hot Melt (keto-approved) Spaghetti

Hot Melt (keto-approved) Spaghetti


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Hot Melt (keto-approved) Spaghetti
We're gunna let you in a little secret: you can still enjoy spaghetti WITHOUT the gluten heavy noodles! I know, I know. You're shaking your head in disbelief, you're assuming I've lost my mind, you think "surely, THAT is impossible!" Ohhhhh it's possible. And guess what - we use ZUCCHINI for the noodles!! ZUCCHINI!!! Before you go and turn your nose up at what sounds like the most preposterous thing to ever cross your eyes, you've gotta try it. See how absolutely delicious spaghetti can still be without the soul-sucking noodles that are your thighs arch nemesis! The recipe is crazy simple, ridiculously yummy, and it's a comfort food that is actually GOOD for you!!
Course Main Dish
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First up, in a large skillet, heat the ghee and add the onion.
  2. When the onion becomes translucent, now add the tomatoes, spices and simmer a couple of minutes.
  3. Use a potato masher to smush up the tomatoes.
  4. Add the garlic now and red wine and simmer another few minutes.
  5. Add the zucchini to the pan and cover.
  6. Allow to simmer for a few minutes until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Now add the cooked sausage and mix altogether.
  8. Serve in a bowl, top with parmesan if you like!
Instant Pot Spiced Shredded Chicken Tacos and Quick Pickled Onions

Instant Pot Spiced Shredded Chicken Tacos and Quick Pickled Onions


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Instant Pot Spiced Shredded Chicken Tacos and Quick Pickled Onions
A super easy and delicious recipe for tender and flavorful shredded chicken for tacos or salads or whatever you want!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place sliced red onion in a strainer and boil a kettle of water.
  2. In the jar you're using to store the pickled onion, place vinegar, salt, honey, garlic, and peppercorns. Stir until salt and honey are dissolved.
  3. Once water boils, slowly pour water over the sliced onion. Blanching them so their slightly tender.
  4. Give the strainer a little shake to help get rid of excessive water, then add onion to the jar with vinegar mixture. Press into jar until onion is fully submerged. Seal and place in refrigerator for AT LEAST 2 hours before using.
  5. In an Instant Pot, pour half the jar of salsa and make sure bottom is evenly coated.
  6. Place chicken on top of salsa, then onion on top of chicken.
  7. In a small bowl, combine spices (salt through coriander). Season onion and chicken evenly, then top with remaining salsa.
  8. Seal Instant Pot, then select "Meat/Stew" setting and cook for 90 minutes. Once it's done, let rest for 5 minutes, then release the vent for the steam.
  9. After the steam settles, remove lid and, using two forks, shred the chicken!
  10. Serve on tortillas with pickled onions and other toppings! You'll find some of our topping favorites listed above but we encourage you to add whatever your favorite toppings are!
  11. DIG IN!!!
Recipe Notes

TO MAKE PALEO: use lettuce leaves instead of tortillas (iceberg lettuce is nice and sturdy and will have a good crunch!) and OMIT any dairy (so no cheese or sour cream as a topping)

TO MAKE KETO, aka HOT MELT: follow Paleo instructions above AND make sure to had a generous serving of avocado!

Spring Herb Salmon with Roasted Cabbage and Dijon Reduction

Spring Herb Salmon with Roasted Cabbage and Dijon Reduction


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Spring Herb Salmon with Roasted Cabbage and Dijon Reduction
A delicious flavorful recipe that's not only easy, but sure to impress! Full of seasonal taste explosions, and salmon chalk full of good fats!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
  2. On a baking sheet, arrange cabbage medallions, drizzle with melted ghee, season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Place in oven and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender and lightly charred.
  3. Season salmon filets with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Melt remaining ghee in a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add salmon filets, skin side down. Then add 1/2 cup of the broth, and cover.
  4. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes covered, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Remove salmon from skillet and set aside.
  6. Add remaining broth, butter, and wine to skillet with cooking juices. Heat over high heat until mixture boils, then whisk in dijon mustard and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until mixture reduces by 1/2.
  7. Serve salmon on top of cabbage with a generous helping of dijon sauce, and enjoy!
Super Food Matcha Smoothie

Super Food Matcha Smoothie


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Super Food Matcha Smoothie
A delicious (and conveniently green - a small nod to St. Patty's) super food smoothie! This is a great smoothie for meal substitution (lots of protein and fiber and collagen), AND a great introduction to matcha if it's something you're on the fence about or don't always enjoy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
person
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
person
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients EXCEPT blueberries and coconut.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve with frozen blueberries and coconut on top (or toppings of your choosing!)