If you’ve been keeping up with us on Facebook / Twitter you’ll have probably noticed over the last few days our use of the hashtag #30DayPaleo. The duo that is healthy has decided that for the next 30 days we are going to eat strictly paleo.
In case you’re wondering what exactly does it mean to eat paleo, let us direct you to the ever popular Wikipedia definition (which makes some fine dinner reading)…
Cupboards and shelves have been cleared of grains, dried legumes, and sugars and the peanut butter has been replaced my sunflower butter.
Breads were tossed (after we picked off the flaxseed!) and anything we felt that we just *had* to keep is now on the highest shelf in the pantry to be forgotten about until the 30 days has passed. But really it will probably just stay up there for longer…
We’ll be posting our recipes as usual. Some of them won’t be paleo-friendly since we have a back log of meals waiting to be blogged about. If you are interested in taking the 30 day paleo challenge and need some good places to start might we suggest some of the following websites:
(Pinterest has a crap ton of other paleo recipes as well)
Today’s recipe is a slow cooker (remember how much we love our slow cooker!) Pork chop recipe originally found over at LowCarbHighStyle’s blog…super easy and very few ingredients. The only thing we changed is the type of vinegar and we added garlic (of course) and hot peppers to spice things up a bit (we like it spicy!)
Slow cooker Apple & Onion Pork Chops
- 2 Large Pork Chops
- 2 Apples of your choice (we used honey crisp)
- 2 Medium Onions
- 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
- 2 Tbsp of vinegar of your choice (we used Fig Balsamic)
- Garlic (We used 8 cloves)
- Hot Peppers
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Seriously this recipe is so easy…
1) Dice everything up (except your chops!)
2) Throw it all in the slow cooker
3) Pork Chops on top (sprinkled with pepper).
– Side Note: Because our slow cooker is small we cut off the bone (and excess fat) and then cut them in half.
In a small mixing bowl (or measuring cup) combine broth and vinegar of choice and whisk together until blended. Pour liquid over pork chops and then cook on low for 6 – 8 hours depending on your model of slow cooker (ours tends to cook fast). If you are pressed for time or do like Tara does most times and forget to start the slow cooker early enough in the morning you can also cook on high for 4 hours…
We really enjoyed this meal for a variety of reasons. The pork was deliciously tender and even though there was a ton of garlic the apples stayed sweet. The onions caramelized very nicely and the hot peppers gave it the kick we were looking for…
Whether you’re making your first slow cooker meal or wanting to make your first Paleo meal this is a great recipe to use! Have any recipe ideas you want us to try out? Send us an email (check the contact us page) and we’ll get to cooking in the kitchen.
~ Now that’s good eatin’ folks!