Grill some lean pork chops marinated in tahini, Greek yogurt and Middle Eastern spices.
Tahini Yogurt Pork Chops are truly a pleasure. Each bite is so satisfying and flavorful. To me a pork chop is truly comfort food. As a kid I loved the shake and bake pork chops, the crunch of the topping along with the juicy, “porkiness” of the chop. It was irresistible. While on occasion I still like my pork chops breaded, my tahini yogurt pork chops are so flavorful that you don’t need the extra calories from the breading. Throw box out the window and embrace the bottle of tahini you have in your pantry that you only use to make hummus. I am going to be using tahini in a lot more dishes. I love the flavor and luckily a little goes a long way because it does have quite a bit of fat in it.
I have been alluding to changes coming to Food Done Light but have not been overly specific. Mostly because I am not 100% sure what those changes will be. My hubby’s cardiologist wants him to become a vegan, along with no added fat and no processed food. He is not sure he wants to fully go “there”. I definitely don’t want our 40 pound six year old on that type of diet so we will have to figure it out as we go. It is so hard to know what is right. You can find a study to say whatever you want it to so it is really hard to know what food is good for you and what isn’t. Everyone reading this probably has their own ideas about sugar, sugar substitute, gluten, etc. It seems like one size does not fit all. We are going to cut out red meat and cheese. We are going to have at least two vegetarian dinners a week and go from there. I am going to add some additional tofu and soy but again you can find studies that talk about the issues with soy too. It is very frustrating. I have a large stockpile of recipes to share so I don’t think you will see a dramatic change right away.
I am going to be baking more bread this year! I think I will work on some homemade whole wheat pasta and I have ordered some Nutritional Yeast. I saw that it was a vegan substitute for cheese. I am quite intrigued and fingers crossed that we like it. I also am going to work on lentil dishes. We all love lentils including my 6 year old so look for lentil sloppy joes, lentil burgers, lentil stews. Hopefully we won’t all get sick of lentils. You will still see lean meat recipes like the Tahini Pork Chops! More salads are coming for summer and more seafood! I am very excited about some seafood dishes I want to share. I am sure there will be more low calorie desserts. I’m working on an apple and pear crumble now! If nothing else, this year is going to be interesting. I am finally starting to feel excited about these changes and starting to feel like we can really do this. We have really had to roll with the punches this past year and I am hoping it has put us on the “right path” we are suppose to be on. I kind of have a feeling that for the first time in a long time, we have found our way. Here is to wishing you all Good Health and Happiness this year! Thank you so much for continuing to support Food Done Light. We are so thankful to have you are part of our family!
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