Meat Vs Potatoes is where we compare meat vs plant based meals.
Why? Because most animal products in the United States today come from poor toxic conditions.
For the health of our planet and our bodies we should try to source local sustainable natural foods .
Food availability varies by the season and region , but if we all make efforts we can make a better tomorrow.
One of the goals is to show the power of plants. I understand the pros and cons of the different diets, but the key to it all is balance.
Try new things, for me, the variety helps keep the balance. I have learned so many new flavors by cooking and ordering food i haven't experienced.
Today we are looking at Pork.
There is an abundance of information on the horrible conditions the animals live in, what they are fed, and how our bodies process it. Use your search engine to find out more on why you should care where your bacon comes from..
Find the recipe below
Comparing the two recipes, they tasted really similar. the biggest difference being the texture of the pork vs the tempeh . The pork had a dense flesh texture, cannibals compare it to human flesh. The tempeh had a bean cake texture, it was cool. I definitely will try more tempeh recipes. According to the internets, tempeh has a better nutritional profile than tofu.. so theres that also haha
“Apple Cider Pork Chops” from some website i cant find
Salt and Pepper
4 boneless pork loin chops
1 yellow onion
2 gala apples
2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup apple cider
Put 2 TBSP of olive oil in a pan on High heat. salt and pepper the pork chops. When the pan is hot, toss the chops on, turning every 45 secs to form a brown crust. cook for about 6-7 minutes and remove to a plate and cover with foil.
If needed add more oil to the pan and saute the apples and onions until soft, about 3 minutes. then add the seasonings and cider. you can add more salt and pepper as well. bring to a boil and let cider reduce, about 4 minutes.
Now add the chops back to the pan and turn to coat each side and then remove from heat.
Eat with a salad or some grains or whatever!
“Tempeh Cutlets with caramelized onions and apples” (www.freshandnaturalfoods.com)
1 pkg of Tempeh , cut into triangles
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2 red onion
2 tart apples
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp organic apple juice
1 tbsp maple strup
salt to taste
Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan , when hot add tempeh. cook for about 2-3 mins on each side, until browned. remove the tempeh from the pan and keep warm. add the rest of the olive oil and add the onion and apples. cook for about 10 minutes, until soft. then add everything else into the pan. toss the tempeh back in for another minute or two and then eat !
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