Tag: cooking light

I made this recipe recently, my 2nd from Cooking Light. It was delicious and quick, and made with real butter. This is a big plus since I love to cook and nothing puts me off “light” food faster than artificial ingredients. I steer clear of as much artificial, processed stuff as I can.

This is a huge recipe that yields 8 servings, so I just made 2 chops and did my best to cut all the other ingredients down to size. But I know I didn’t get it exactly right, so I’m not even going to try changing this to my measurements. Nor am I including the nutritional information, since what I ended up with was still really good but not that good.

Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter (from Cooking Light)
Serves: 8

8  (7-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops
1  teaspoon  salt, divided
3/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
2  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
2  teaspoons  finely chopped fresh chives
1  teaspoon  finely chopped fresh thyme
1  teaspoon  finely chopped fresh rosemary
3  garlic cloves, minced
2  tablespoons  butter, softened
2 1/2  teaspoons  minced shallots
1/4  teaspoon  grated lemon rind
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steaktipsAdam and I are definitely foodies, and we’ve been trying to find a balance between sensible home-cooked meals and the more outrageous things I cook (I don’t even want to think about how many calories are in my Mac ‘n Cheese). I’d been talking to my doctor about that when I was in for the flu in January, and she’s also a big foodie who struggles with the same thing. So she suggested we try Cooking Light for some go-to healthy weeknight meals and then splash out on the more decadent things occasionally. So I signed up for a subscription, and this beef dish is the first thing I tried. And it’s really good. It’s 344 calories a serving if prepared exactly the same way as the recipe. Adam and I don’t eat mushrooms, so I just left those out. And since I’m the world’s worst pasta measurer, it’s possible there were some extra egg noodles. But still, this was quick and good.

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