We had a pretty delicious (and healthy) dinner last night. Everything I made was a fairly new recipe-so far so good on that New Year’s resolution! First, I’ll start with the roasted sweet potatoes.
I found this amazing looking recipe for sweet potatoes on The Kitchen of a Runner. I’ve never roasted sweet potatoes before, but knew the cinnamon and maple syrup combo wouldn’t fail me. First, I washed off the sweet potatoes, then diced them.
Next, I added the following ingredients to the sweet potatoes:
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tbsp of olive oil-original recipe uses coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
Next, I lined a baking sheet with tin foil and lightly oiled it. I set the oven on bake at 350 degrees.
I baked the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes….then took them out and mixed them up a bit…then placed them back in the oven for 20 more minutes.
Just make sure with the kale that it’s not only washed well, but completely dry. After it was good and dry I drizzled some olive oil on it and baked at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
While and potatoes and kale were baking, I started on the apple chutney for the pork. I found this beautiful looking recipe on For the Love of Cooking’s website. Here are the ingredients for the chutney:
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 apples chopped. In the original recipe she says peeled too…but I left the peel on. I’m a rebel.
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- dash of ground ginger- original recipe calls for 2 tsp fresh ginger….I didn’t have that (I don’t love ginger).
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- a couple squirts of mustard- original calls for 1/4 tsp ground mustard…yea, I didn’t have that either.
I melted the butter in a pan and cooked the chopped apples until they were brown.
Once the apples were browned, I added the rest of the ingredients. I let it all simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
Finally, I got the pork chops out. I sprinkled each chop with a little chili powder and garlic salt. They were pretty thin pieces so I only cooked them for a couple minutes on each side.
Finally, everything was done!
I put the pork, potatoes, and kale on my plate then topped the pork with the apple chutney.
This dinner was pretty amazing. The potatoes were so tasty- I will definitely make sweet potatoes like that again. I loved the apple chutney with the pork…I probably could have just eaten the chutney alone it was so good. Luckily, we had some leftovers which I put on some maple sausage this morning!
We’ve been eating an insane amount of pork!! I’m not sick of it yet though so keep it comin’! I’m pretty sure Cliff is going hunting again in a few weeks too….so, I guess we’ll just plan on living off of pork from now on.