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Pork Chops with a Creamy Apple Sauce January 6, 2017

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This is a lovely tasty way of doing pork. Serve with creamy mashed potato and savoy cabbage for a great meal.

Serves 2

Takes about 30-35 minutes

 

Ingredients

 

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 pork chops, or you can use pork loin chops as I did because that’s what I had in the freezer

1 sml onion, diced

300ml apple juice

1 eating apple, I used Royal Gala. No need to peel but core and cut into wedges

1 clove of garlic finely chopped

2 Tbsp creme fraiche

1 Tbsp whole grain mustard

1/2 tsp dried parsley (optional)

 

Method

 

Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and brown the chops for about 4-5 minutes each side, then transfer to a plate and set aside.

Soften the onion and garlic in the same pan, then return the chops to the pan with any juices from the chops.

Pour in the apple juice and bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, turning the chops halfway through.

Transfer the chops to a plate again and add the apple wedges to the pan, stir in the creme fraiche, mustard and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then simmer to reduce and thicken the sauce until the apples are tender.

Return the chops to the pan and simmer for another 5-10 minutes and sprinkle on the parsley, if using.

 

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Smoothie Ice Lollies May 25, 2015

Smoothie Lollies

First off let me say ‘Thank you’ to my new followers and for all the likes 🙂

Made with fresh and frozen fruit, oats and fruit juice these are a nice healthy alternative to those shop bought lollies.

 

Ingredients

 

1 large banana

300g frozen berries (I used strawberries but you can use a mix of berries or just your favourite)

50g porridge oats (shhh don’t tell the kid’s & they won’t know 😉 )

400ml apple juice, unsweetened

1 Tbsp honey, optional

 

 

Method

 

Put the banana, berries, oats and apple juice in a liquidiser. Start off using it on pulse to break those frozen berries up a bit, then turn it up and whizz for several minutes until it’s all completely smooth and there’s no sight of those oats ;-).

Taste for sweetness, depending on what fruit you’ve added it might be a bit tart and need the honey added.

Divide the mixture into ice lolly molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.

If you don’t use it all up in the lolly molds then add some more apple juice and simply serve as a smoothie drink.

 

 
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