Pork Chops with Fresh Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, and Feta

Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta - Chew Nibble Nosh

 Before I get into the heart of this recipe, let me just state that this tomato-onion-garlic-basil concoction is delicious on pork chops.  It would be delicious over chicken, or delicious over fish.  It would be delicious served over sliced baguette as an appetizer, spread on a pizza, or delicious simply eaten out of the pan with a spoon (I’m guilty).  If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s really good stuff.

And it is so simple and fresh, and perfect for a busy back to school weeknight.

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Orange Hoisin Glaze

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Orange Hoisin Glaze - Chew Nibble Nosh

Isn’t it nice when the stars align?

It was Monday morning, and I was planning out my busy day and my busier after school shuttle bus schedule, when I realized that I needed to figure out what we were going to squeeze in for dinner.  I had some pork tenderloin on hand, and I started Googling to find something I could whip up with ingredients already stocked in my pantry and fridge, and possibly utilize my slow cooker, and this is what I ran across.  When dinner rolled around, my family was pretty excited that the stars aligned in this way.  It was delicious, and super simple to put together. The original recipe comes from a healthy meal planning site called The Diabetic Skillet.

Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic, Garlic and Thyme

Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic Garlic and Thyme - Chew Nibble Nosh

 As you’ve probably guessed after reading this blog, there’s not much I won’t eat.  Up until recently, however, mushrooms were on my No-Fly list.  My parents have told me time and time again, that when I still small enough to be in a high chair, I loved mushrooms so much that my mom would saute some to have with dinner, and my dad would have to fight me for them.  I don’t believe them. I don’t ever remember a time as a child when I came near a mushroom without cringing.

Tuscan Grilled Chicken & Pepper Salad

This salad may go down in history as the prettiest salad I’ve ever made.  Even better?  It was delicious.  If you’re heading to a 4th of July party and have been asked to bring a dish, this is the perfect thing!  The ingredients all need to hang out in the bowl and marinate for a while before diving in, so you can put it together at home, hang out with your friends for a bit and then, just have the salad whenever you want.

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Poor, poor Brussels Sprout.  For years and years, it seems that this disrespected little veggie was the Rodney Dangerfield of the side dish world.  I can’t remember anyone speaking highly of them when I was a child.  My parents didn’t like them, so I’d never tried them until I was an adult.  I remember telling my husband, probably when he was still my boyfriend, that I’d never had a Brussels sprout.  He looked at me like I had three heads, as it was some important, childhood rite of passage I’d skipped right over.