Oh my, it’s already Friday.
My life has been taken over with...with what? I don’t know really, I’ve been just so busy. The week flew past in a flurry of activity.
Work, training, appointments, and late night baseball games.
No, I will not tell you which team I am cheering for.
Mostly because when it comes to supporting teams people tend to say the meanest things ever. Like “I thought you were a great person until I found out you were a Yankees fan.” or “How can you root for the Red Sox? You had a stroke or something?”
Which are some of the lamest things you can say.
Same reason I don’t talk about politics or religion on this blog.
For starters, it’s not the right place to tackle these topics.
Plus, I’ve been told to never talk about religion or politics on a first date. And this blog feels like a first date. I’m already nervous that you’ll make fun of me to your friends about the piece of spinach stuck in my teeth — what if I say something stupid about politics or the God you pray to?
No way, not touching it. I have others things to talk about. Like food, health, food again, fitness, and food once again. Ha!
Talking about food, would you be interested in a simple recipe for pork chops?
Yeah, I thought so...
There are a couple of things I really dig about these Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops.
First of all, I love a recipe that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand for, without having to make a special trip to the store.
This is one of those recipes.
Ketchup, honey, garlic, and soy sauce are no-brainers, I always have those.
Not to mention how quick this is.
I often forget that sometimes the simpler and more straight-forward a recipe, the more rewarding the eating will be. And nowhere this is truer than with these delicious pork chops.
Ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and honey is a combo that works so well with pork.
The meat smells amazing while it cooks/bakes, and tastes even better. Seriously, the end result is amazing.
Only 20 minutes stand between you and some of the most fingerlicking pork chops ever.
Now go make some!
½ cup / 4.2 oz / 120 gr ketchup (make your own paleo ketchup with this recipe)
5 tablespoons honey (I like to use raw organic honey)
4 tablespoons soy sauce (I like to use organic wheat-free soy sauce or coconut aminos)
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 (4 oz / 113 gr) organic pork chops
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
In a medium bowl stir ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. Set aside.
Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides and set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet.
When sizzling, add pork chops and brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. If needed, brown chops in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan.
Return all chops to skillet (or a rimmed baking sheet) and brush both sides with ketchup-honey glaze.
Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes, depending on thickness of chops, until they are cooked through. Watch as the glaze scorches easily.
Serve chops with any leftover pan juices.
One pork chop yields 316 calories, 6 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, and 33 grams of protein.