Peachy-sweet pork chops

On the menu tonight were two beautiful pork chops from our foodshare. To complement them, we decided on a farm-fresh peach and capsicum pepper sauce. What’s great about this meal is that both the chops and the sauce are incredibly simple, quick, and easy to make, making this a perfect dish after a busy day at work that’s delicious, but also very healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 4 pork chops
  • 2 fresh peaches, chopped
  • 1 small red sweet capsicum pepper (the long variety, rather than the bell variety), chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black ground pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of grapeseed or olive oil

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Bacon-wrapped maple lamb

Sometimes, the best recipes can come out of combining of a few of your favourite things. For me, I found recent inspiration in bacon and maple syrup and decided to apply them to lamb and some beautiful local seasonal root vegetables.

The outcome: a gorgeous bacon-wrapped maple rack of lamb on a bed of maple-glazed roast vegetables for four. Satisfying, delicious, and easy to make. It really doesn’t get better than that.

What you need are:

  • 1 8-boned rack of lamb
  • 1 pack of bacon
  • 3 vine tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper (your choice), coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium-sized white or red potatoes, peeled or unpeeled and coarsely chopped (or 7-10 white or red baby potatoes, halved)
  • 1 bunch of local medium-sized carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped (rather than the super-sized large ones that often come in bags or sell individually – if you use these large ones, use only 2 carrots)
  • 3 average-sized beets, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole (feel free to add more if you’re a garlic lover, or less if you’re not) Continue reading