Apricot & Garlic Glazed Pork Chops

Searing the meat first makes the chops moist and the sauce is incredible. It was a wonderful feast for a cold winter night. However, it could easily translate to summer dinners as well. Imagine starting the cooking process on the grill and finishing with the glaze. Add a scoop of pineapple sorbet and a slice of watermelon and you have a perfect meal. … More Apricot & Garlic Glazed Pork Chops

ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD WITH BABY KALE, WALNUTS, & ORANGE DILL DRESSING

As spring continues to manifest itself, and we continue to dream about vegetable and flower gardens, I offer up a new recipe for you to try that perhaps has more of a wintery feel to it. However, I always try to find new ways to add sides to meals beyond the standard rice and potato dishes. While I try to reduce my carb intake, I also want to make sure that I am eating a wide range of foods. So if I am going to add starchy carbs to my plate, I want them to pack a nutritional punch. … More ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD WITH BABY KALE, WALNUTS, & ORANGE DILL DRESSING

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato with Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” -Margaret Atwood Though I refuse to wish my days away, I am dreaming of dirt season. Each day I watch the snow banks recede (or loom larger) and imagine the bulbs that I planted last fall begin to tingle with life. … More Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato with Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette