Salad & pan seared okra

Salads can be simple or complicated. I choose SIMPLE!
-Grab your lettuce, arugula, spinach, or any other greens you like.
-Top it with cooked meat like ground beef, chicken, steak, or even ground breakfast sausage. In this photo, I mixed ground beef and breakfast sausage because it was leftover from other meals. Ha!
-Add an apple, pear, or grapes if you like a little sweetness.
-And in this recipe, I even added pan seared okra and onions. YUM!
-Choose a salad dressing (or not) and there you go. Enjoy!
The way to keep it simple is to use what you already have. Mix it up and you’ll create yummy salads! salad-with-okra

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Tuscany Porkchops

2-4 pork chops
3 tbs oil (olive, coconut, butter, ghee)
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 cups fresh tomatoes chopped or 1 can of tomatoes
1 onion
2 tsp orgegano
1 tsp sage
1 tsp basil

Heat oil in a large pan. Brown pork chops on each side. Reduce heat to medium and add onions. Stir onions and flip pork chops after 2-3 minutes on each side. Add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, sage, and basil. Simmer until tomatoes are soft and sauce has set up. Serve on a bed of pasta or zucchini noodles.
(cooking times vary depending on thickness of chops)

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Meatballs ‘with a twist’

1 pound ground beef
1 pound mild pork sausage
2 eggs
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup flour or almond meal (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. These meatballs can be fried on the stovetop or baked in the oven at 350.
We like to add the meatballs to a sweet & sour sauce made with grape jelly, chili sauce, and a splash of lemon juice. Add sauce and cooked meatballs to crockpot for an easy make and take.

Or if you prefer a more southern style meatball and gravy, here’s a gravy recipe: Remove fried meatballs, add 1-2 tbs flour to your pan drippings and mix while on medium heat. Add 1 cup cold milk and continue stirring until desired consistency. The gravy will thicken as it warms.

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Ground Pork with Cabbage and Carrots

1 pound ground pork
1 cabbage, chopped
6 carrots, shredded
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Optional items: red pepper, soy sauce or coconut aminos, rice

In a large skillet or wok, brown ground pork with 1 chopped onion and 1 clove of garlic. Drain fat. Add 2 cabbage and carrots. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the vegetables are cooked, about 10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Add red pepper, soy sauce, or coconut aminos (a soy free sauce), if desired. Serve alone or over rice.
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