Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pork Chops and "Apple" Sauce

I have a tendency to get really routine in my dieting. I eat the same things and don't usually get burned out on them. Cooking is passion, though. I am obsessed with making normally unhealthy things healthy. I cook for my mental health--cooking mesmerizes me, takes my mind off of the stresses of law school so much so that I can be in the kitchen for hours without realizing it.

One thing that really keeps me motivated is finding ways to cook my favorite things within the bounds of Ideal Protein restrictions and the simpler the better. This weekend I made Pork Chops and Chayote Squash "Apple" Sauce.



Pork Chops:



Sauce Ingredients
1 tablespoon of reduced sugar ketchup (or Walden Farms Ketchup)
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (I use Annie's)
A little Walden Farms Syrup 
Salt and Pepper

What to Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix the sauce ingredients together. 
  3. Slather a thin layer of the sauce on both sides of the pork chops. 
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Done! 
"Apple" Sauce

Ingredients 
2 cups of chopped, unpeeled chayote squash
juice from 1 lemon 
1 packet of stevia 
Dash of cinnamon 

What to Do: 
  1. Place chopped chayote in a sauce pan. 
  2. Cover chayote with water. 
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes. 
  4. Drain water. 
  5. Blend the rest of the ingredients and the chayote together. ( I used an immersion blender, but the real deal will probably work better.) 
  6. Drain excess liquid.
  7. Enjoy!