Living Lean & Green; How To Cook Green and Healthy For $10 or Less - Pork Chop Dinner
Posted Nov 01 2010 5:28am
Kale is among the easiest of all vegetables to grow, but the most feared to
cook and eat. The truth is - kale is delicious! Served here with Chef Ryan's magical touch, it is an outstanding combination
with sweet potatoes.
Kale is packed with organosulfur compounds that may lessen the occurrence of
some cancers and several studies suggest that kale may help the liver neutralize
potentially cancerous substances. Vitamin and mineral rich, kale is loaded with
beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, manganese, calcium and potassium. Healthy and
Pork Chop and Sweet Potato Dinner
2 1-inch thick boneless pork chops 2 average sized sweet potatoes, peeled
and cubed 1/2 Cup chopped kale leaves 2 chopped scallions Salt and
pepper to taste 2 tsp olive oil
1. Place kale and sweet potatoes in foil. Wrap tightly. Place on hot grill
and cook until tender - about 10 minutes.
2. Prepare both sides pork chops by drizzling olive oil, add salt and pepper,
then place on a hot grill. For a 1 inch thick pork chop, it should grill for
about 8 to 10 minutes and be served at medium to medium-well.
3. Unwrap, plate up and serve.
Servings: 4 -- cost is under $10
To learn more about rain water cisterns and rain exchange systems for your
garden and lawn, please go to the sponsor for the "Living Lean & Green; How
To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less" video series, Aquascape Inc., at
www.aquascapeinc.com. They have an amazing website filled with ideas to help you
live more sustainably by collecting and utilizing rain water, particularly to
water a garden.
The "Living Lean and Green; How To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less"video series
features Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef of Centered Chef Food Studios
( http://www.centeredchef.com) ,
cooking with me (Shawna Coronado - http://www.thecasualgardener.com)
in my front lawn vegetable garden. Together, we are creating meals which cost a
family of four $10 or less to prepare and features organic vegetables I have
-- Burpee Home Gardens supplied the vegetables grown
in the garden this season. I write many instructional stories and videos with
their incredible vegetable products and donate a large portion of the vegetables
to the local food pantry when harvested.
-- Organic Mechanics Soil supplied the worm castings
for the garden areas which were not crop-rotated this season.
-- Aquascape, Inc. sponsored the videos and supplied
the rain water cistern for easier watering of the vegetable garden.