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Month: February 2015

Apples and Pork Chops

My husband loves pork chops grilled, baked, any style he’ll eat! So I found this great recipe and decided to try it and I’ll tell you they turned out amazing! And since we’ve been mindful about what we eat! I got the pork chops at sprouts market. They were all natural and delicious! I also paired em with roasted garlic Brussel sprouts. This is a great quick meal!!! My toddler really liked it too!!
I did know use vegetable oil I used one 1tbsp of olive oil.

Ingredients

4 thick cut pork chops
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
a sprinkle salt and pepper
1 med onion
2 med apples
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
⅛ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp chicken or vegetable bouillon
1 cup water

Instructions

Heat the vegetable oil/ olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. While the skillet is heating, open the pork chops and season one side with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Once the oil is hot (it should look wavy or ripply) place the chops in the pan, seasoned side down. Season the other side and let the chops cook undisturbed for 5-7 minutes or until the bottoms form a nice brown crust. If your chops are sticking to the pan, that means they have not formed a crust yet. They will “let go” once the crust forms. Flip the chops and cook the second side in the same manner. It should take 5-7 minutes for each side.
While the chops are searing, thinly slice the onion. Wash, core and slice the apples into thin wedges. Once the chops have seared on both sides, remove them from the pan and add the apples, onion and butter. Stir and cook for about five minutes or until the apples and onions begin to soften.
Add the bouillon, water, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the skillet with the apples and onions. Stir until everything is mixed together then return the chops to the pan. Nestle the chops down in the mixture, making sure some onions and apples are on top of the chops.
Simmer the chops in the apple/onion mixture for about 10-15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half. Stir occasionally, moving the apples and onions around so they all have a chance to simmer and soften. Serve each chop with apples, onions and sauce spooned over top.

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Thrift Store Style

Style! It’s so personal, unique and exciting.. Yet it can be bold and scary. Sometimes we think we can pull something off and miserably fail. But most of the time if you own it , don’t doubt the outfit or accessory and wear it proudly, it’ll make a statement in its own way. My style varies from, yoga pants and t-shirts, to sexy dresses to my all time favorite a mix of modern hippie to a bohemian gypsy. For some shopping can be annoying, boring and hard. But for me its relaxing, exciting. The last two years i have figured out that you can’t take a baby to the mall and expect her to sit in her stroller and cooperate while mommy shops her heart out. So i decided that the perfect place for a growing baby and mommy to shop is consignment and thrift stores as well as indoor flea markets. I rarely ever look at anything at the thrift store as junk,  to me its potential treasure. Especially home decor, clothes, books! But stay tuned for another entry about those. Today i just want to share some of my favorite thrift store, and consignment store outfits. Old blazers are my favorite, oh my god is there a better place than the thrift store to buy chunky winter sweaters. And if you dig for long enough you can find some of the best vintage clothes. And since the 70’s, 90’s are always really in style the thrift store is the place to shop. You just have to be creative .Mix and match. Take a chance. Get inspired by the old and current trends! Make statements of your own. Check out some of my favorite outfits i found and styled from the thrift stores  in the last few months!

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