A feeble attempt at food blogging

11 Sep

Tonight I made a healthy, delicious dinner that is totally doable for a weeknight, as long as you have the ingredients on hand.  I made Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Lime Sauce, and Sauteed Baby Bok Choy.  The pork chops recipe I got from Epicurious.   The Baby Bok Choy I made on my own.

The whole meal took about 30 minutes to make, but it will take even less time if you don’t interrupt yourself by taking stupid photos.  Taking good photos of food is way harder than it looks (and my photos, which aren’t even remotely good, were hard for me).  For the life of me, I can’t get the digital macro setting on my camera to take anything other than a blur.  So enjoy my mediocre photos on the point-and-click setting.

Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Lime Sauce

First, to make the Garlic Lime Sauce, you whisk together 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, and 1 minced garlic clove.

I know I’m SUPPOSED to start with showing you all the ingredients measured out in little coordinated cups, but I don’t have little coordinated cups, and I forgot about my camera until I already mixed stuff together.  I do have proper mixing bowls, but they were downstairs in the pantry, and I didn’t feel like walking.

SO, next.  Next you salt and pepper the pork chops! And spray them with a little olive oil!

Then, you toss the pork chops on the grill.

Separate the sauce into 2 bowls, with half in each bowl.  Use half of the sauce to coat the chops while they’re cooking.

After the chops are cooked, let them rest for about 10 minutes before serving. During that time, coat them with the remaining sauce (using a different brush, or after cleaning the brush thoroughly, of course).

The Sauteed Baby Bok Choy was a dish of my own creation (although can you even call it a creation when it’s basically vegetables sauteed in a pan?)

The unsuspecting baby bok choy after it’s had a bath.

Onions, garlic, and olive oil all frying up in a pan.  I would have taken a picture of me chopping the onions, but I was too busy crying.

Covering the pan, to get the baby bok choy to wilt.

The final step– adding some balsamic vinegar, a little less than a tablespoon.

And here is the final product!

I’m impressed that I was able to put together a tasty meal so fast, that isn’t grilled cheese, burritos, or veggie burgers! Baby Beez and Mr. Beez both liked it, too! Finally something new to put in the weeknight rotation!


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