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Chinese Pork and Vegetables

When my children were young they liked this dish without the hot red pepper flakes. Now that they are adults, they probably wish I would double the heat. You may want to add sherry, hot pepper sauce or chili paste, or perhaps more gingerroot or hot red pepper flakes to taste. Serve on a bed of fluffy rice. Makes 4 […]

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Beijing Noodles

Hoisin sauce is frequently used in Chinese cooking. It is made with fermented soybeans, spices and dried peppers. It is thick in texture, with a reddish-brown colour. 6 servings I Preparation time: 30 minutes I Difficulty: Average Vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 375 g (3/4 lb) ground pork 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 tbsp sugar […]

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Slow-Cooking Pork Chops with Lentils and Cider

Pork, sage, and apples are a great partnership. I use old British breeds, such as Gloucester Old Spot. This may be hard to find in America, so go with your local’s oldest breed: old breeds, more flavor. Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 pork chops, about 6 oz each, rind and most of the fat removed 1 onion, chopped […]

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Barley with Greens, Sausage, and Ham

A bowl of this Australian-inspired dish will nourish you in every way. Serves 4 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 2 handfuls of mixed spinach and arugula, coarsely chopped 1 cup pearl barley 2 oz. Prosciutto, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 cups chicken stock 1/4 lb. chorizo […]

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Pork Chops in Country Onion Gravy

Lean meat is not the fat culprit it’s been thought to be. When trimmed of excess fat and moderate portions are eaten in the context of an overall low-fat diet, meat is a great choice because it contains many nutrients, especially iron, which is so good for your heart. 4 servings II Prep time: 10 minutes II Cook time: 24 […]

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Pork & Snap Pea Lo Mein

  Lo mein is a Chinese restaurant takeout favorite that’s easy to make at home. This lo mein recipe features lean pork loin chops and snap peas, but snow peas or asparagus work well too. Serve with shredded radish and cabbage tossed with rice vinegar. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each II Active Time: 30 minutes II Total Time: 30 minutes […]

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Mexican Pasta Casserole

  Serves: 4 complete meals Approximate costs: $4.25 per serving 1-1/2 cups bow-tie pasta, or corkscrew or penne pasta, (measured dry) 1 medium-sized green pepper, (about 2 cups), sliced into strips Coconut oil as needed 1-1/2 teaspoons pickled jalapeno, with seeds, minced 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 450 g/1 lb lean ground pork or beef 1/2 teaspoon oregano […]

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Southwest Pork Chops

6 servings II Start to finish: 30 minutes 6 bone-in pork chops, cut into 3/4 inch thick (about 2-1/2 pounds total) 15 ounce Mexican-style or Tex-Mex chili beans 1 cup salsa 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn 3 cups hot cooked rice Coat an unheated 12-inch non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops, three at […]

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Grandma Ann’s Meatballs

Leftovers freeze well. Perfect for impromptu spaghetti dinners. Serves 20/ Serving size: 1 meatball 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, minced 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup finely gratecd Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Ground black pepper 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs 1/4 cup low-sodium beef broth […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Apple Stuffing

Pork and apples are a perfect pairing. Serves 10 Apple Stuffing: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, diced 1 medium apple, chopped with skin 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning or Italian seasoning blend 1 16-ounce bag bread cubes for stuffing 2-4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 2-1/2 to 3 pounds pork tenderloin Thin film the […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mango Sauce

A smoky, but still sweet, mango sauce adds brilliant, sunny color and a kick of flavor to these simply grilled pork chops. Active time: 20 minutes II Total time: 35 minutes II Makes: 4 main-dish servings 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 chipotle chile in adobo, seeded using tip of paring knife, and finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried […]

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Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops

Balsamic vinegar is very versatile; it’s not just for salad dressing. Here it’s turned into a sweet-tart sauce just made for tender pork. Total time: 35 minutes II Makes: 8 main-dish servings 8 boneless pork loin chops 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot or onion 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup […]

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Swedish Beef Stroganoff – Biff Stroganoff

This recipe is nostalgic for me. Growing up my mother would often prepare a delicious beef stroganoff she served over egg noodles. This version is just as creamy as I remember and uses low-fat sour cream and whole wheat fettuccini. Serves 6 1 tbsp canola oil 2 cups chopped onions 4 cups button mushrooms 18 oz (510 g) lean stewing […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Almond Salsa

This fresh salsa for the grilled pork chops combines fragrant rosemary, crunchy almonds, and sweet and tart apples. This dish is easy to prepare and the unusual flavour combinations make it perfect for a dinner party. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup (250 mL) green apple, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) red apple, chopped 1/2 cup (125 mL) red onion, diced […]

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Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish

This easy casserole, full of ground beef, roasted broccoli and topped with hash browns, was inspired by the classic Minnesota Tater Tot hotdish. Roasting the broccoli before adding it to the casserole gives the whole dish a much more complex and exciting flavor, but it’s by no means necessary. If you want to keep it simple, skip roasting the broccoli […]