Hey guys. We hope everybody on the eastern seaboard has been keeping safe and dry from this nasty hurricane. In many ways this has been quite the depressing month for a lot of people; it has not been an easy one for us. We have had several issues arise this month concerning the health and welfare of more than one family member. When I feel up to it, maybe I'll write a little about it for those who care to take interest. We appreciate all the support we've gotten from people since we've started this blog, whether it is words of encouragement, or simply following our recipes and being our fan. We love you all and we enjoy having someone to write to. So thank you all...
And now I will only talk about happy things, because it's never all bad :)
We've had some fun times this month, including an awesome potluck we hosted last weekend for the Toronto-GTA Paleo Life group on meetup.com. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun. Members came up to my house where we had a great time moving and eating. Barbara took everyone through an engaging Z-Health warm-up including joint mobility, visual, and vestibular prep, and I led them through an interactive MovNat, and kettlebell workout. After, we enjoyed a delicious spread of paleo foods like grass-fed meat loaf, lemon tart, bacon wrapped sweet potatoes, squash soup, and much, much more. I served organic whipped-cream lattes to the people who like to party like that, and we were officially STUFFED. It's been great having a local group like this to make new friends and new memories with. If you are looking to meet some fellow paleos in your area I highly recommend you search for one on meetup.com. If you don't find one, then maybe you should start one ;)
To wrap it up, here are some photos of the weekend, and of course, the recipe is below. This one was featured in Big Primal - Bacon Your Apples. We hope you enjoy it.
- Jon, P.S. Barbara says "Hi!"
TIME: 20 min
YIELD: 2 pork chops
2 traditionally raised pork chops (or however many you wish to make)
2 organic apples (approx 1 per pork chop)
1.5 tbs grass-fed butter (melted)
2 tbs organic coconut oil
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp coconut sap crystals
1. Slice apples into thin slices. Melt coconut oil in a large pan on the stove. Add the apples to the pan, generously season with cinnamon, cover and cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until soft and slightly browned (you can add coconut sap crystals to the apples if you want them to be sweeter, but it isn't necassary). Meanwhile, make your pork chops.
2. Pre-heat BBQ to medium-high temperature. Brush the pork chops on both sides with the melted butter. Rub each side of the pork chops with equal parts cinnamon and coconut sap crystals.
3. Cook pork chops for approx 5 minutes on each side on the BBQ. Remove from BBQ, top with cinnamon apples and enjoy!