Monday, May 13, 2013

Not to be discouraged...

So this past weekend was a little bit traumatizing... I went for a run on Friday afternoon. Everything was fine. There was a little rain, but I managed to get Justin to run with me. I was excited because we were going out to dinner at a new restaurant, opened by a friend of ours. It started raining harder on the way there. No big deal. We get out of the car and walk into the place. Just after I walk in the door, I slip and go down hard. My leg went one way and my kneecap went the other. It slid back into place, but still... OWW! Needless to say, I'm officially out of the Buffalo Marathon. Major disappointment!

Despite my somewhat horrific weekend, I won't let my injury keep me from cooking! I still managed to come up with some pretty decent grub:

Mexican Side Pork with Biscuits & Green Beans

  • green beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • lemon
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  • coconut oil
  • spritz of water (to steam the beans)
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet, over medium high heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until softened and turning brown.
  • Add the green beans and the spritz of water. Cook until the beans are browned and just tender.
  • Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Season with salt/pepper and squeeze on some lemon juice.
  • Enjoy!
I know I only gave the recipe for the green beans. I figured that since it was the "new" item here, I'd feature it. I love green beans! The onions get all caramelized and slightly sweet. The garlic has a little bite and the lemon makes it nice and bright. This is an excellent way to eat your beans!

The side pork recipe can be found here. I just changed up my spice blend to include cumin, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, cinnamon, oregano and cocoa powder. The recipe for the biscuits can be found on the Empowered Sustenance website. I used coconut oil for the lard. These little biscuits are supremely tasty!

For anyone out there that complains about cooking being hard... I was able to do all this, with no help from Justin, on a bum leg! It's easy!!

1 comment:

  1. Sis and I tried these for dinner tonight - they were great! Thanks for the new spin on an old favorite. :)