• 16Feb

    At some grocery stores, it is possible to find really think slices of pork loin.  This are perfect for a quick dinner, because depending on their thickness, they can take as little as 5 minutes to cook.  Wow!  Here are a few ideas on how to spice them up a bit, without having to prepare an entire recipe.

    How to cook them

    – add tbsp of olive oil to a frying pan.  Heat on med high.  Once pan is heated, toss on the cutlet, cook for a minute or two, turn over and cook another minute or two.  It should be done, but you can check by cutting it open.  If there is hardly any pink or none at all, it is ready to go.

    Quick Sauces

    – try any of your favorite BBQ sauces.   BBQ sauce goes great with pork.

    – Frank’s hot sauce is a great hot sauce if you like spicier dishes.  It gives the pork a quick, but does not overpower it.

    – mix together a bit of honey and mustard and spread on top.

    Spices

    – if you don’t  want to use a sauce, consider some spices or herbs.  Rosemary or thyme both go great with pork.

    – try the pre-made spice combos.  Find one for pork, and sprinkle that on.  The only problem with these is they can be high in pork, so if you need a low salt diet, check the sodium content of these.

    Quick Sides

    – if the side takes a long time, then quick cooking pork is pointless.  One great option are corn on the cob (cooks in just a few minutes).  If you don’t have any, frozen corn is another excellent quick option, as are peas and carrots.  You can try buying fresh but pre-washed and pre-cut veggies, which can be steamed in just a couple minutes as well.

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  • 14Feb

    Ok, most people now have read it, it seems pretty ridiculous, but I suppose it has some truth? People everywhere are making a big fuss about the greenhouse gases caused by cow flatulence. This seems preposterous, but its supposedly been proven by the Food and Agriculture organization. Really? So the cows are farting, and this is what is going to kill the world? Ok.

    Actually, there is a good article by the independent which explains it a little better.  Although they do mention that cow flatulence is a leading cause of methane  gas, they state one of the main reasons cows are such a a contributor to global warming has more to do with things such as the amount of land it takes to feed them, the grass that they eat, the fertilizer   it takes to grow their feed, the run off from the fertilizer, etc.

    Anyway, this gives us another reason to eat pork.  It is better for the environment!!!  So next time you are eating a juicy pork loin, one that you got from our delicious pork loin recipes (sorry, shameless self promotion), think about how you are saving the environment, one juicy bite at a time.

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  • 13Feb

    In case you haven’t noticed, prices for pork are ridiculously low in north America (Canada and US). You can buy a pork tenderloin, that serves 3-4 people, for $3-5. Serious. That is not even $2 per person!!!!!! Compare that to a good $5 + for a decent steak, and if you’re going beef tenderloin, which is the equivalent of pork loin, then its easily going to cost about $7-8 per serving.

    So what does that mean? Time to start eating a heck of a lot more pork. How about chicken breast? A skinless, boneless chicken breast (also the equivalent of a pork loin, sort of) costs around $4-6 per serving. So just based on costs, pork loin is a fantastic option. I love pork, so am extremely happy that by eating more pork, I am also saving more money.

    Anyway, if you are wondering what to do with your pork, check out our pork loin recipes or if you prefer pork tenderloin, check out our pork tenderloin recipes. We only put our favorite recipes on the site, so they are all tested many times. Also, let us know what you think about each recipe!

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