Friday, May 10, 2013

Rosemary Pork Chops with Sautéed Kale

With my Primal success story being published today, my blog's pageviews increased tenfold...I suppose I should give you all something to look at. Time for a new recipe?

*Serves 2*


2 Boneless ¾ inch thick pork chops
5-6 Kale leaves, de-stemmed and shredded
1/4 cup Tapioca flour
1 Tbsp Ghee (or butter)
1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Chicken broth
2 Tbsp Tamari or coconut aminos
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Dried rosemary
1 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp Powdered ginger
1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
1/8 tsp Red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp Stevia
Coarse salt and pepper to taste


Heat the ghee (or butter) in a pan on medium heat. In a shallow dish, combine all dried ingredients aside from stevia. Season the pork with salt and pepper, then dredge the pork in the dry ingredient mixture and place in the pan, cooking for 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown. (Be sure to only lightly coat the pork, since tapioca flour turns to goo if used for full-on breading.) Remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside. Turn the heat up on the pan slightly and add the cider vinegar, stirring for thirty seconds to work in pan drippings. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in 1/4 cup of the chicken broth, the tamari, mustard, and stevia. Return the pork chops to the pan, allowing them to simmer for a minute or two on each side until the mixture has reduced. Add small amounts of the remaining chicken broth to keep the mixture from becoming too thick as you cook the pork to your desired temperature. Plate the pork, then pour any remaining chicken broth in the pan along with the kale, stirring until well-coated and wilted. Serve alongside the pork.


  1. Hi Heather,
    I found you on MDA and I just checked out your!! I'm such a Foodie and I love to cook so your recipes definitely hit home.
    I have been struggling with the Primalway of life, however I do love it! I read Wheat Belly and went grain free this February. Then I read a book by Maria Emmerich and I follow her blog. In the last 12 weeks I have lost 12 lbs, however I am inspired by your story and i would love to see more weight "melt off". I just recently finished reading Primal Blueprint. I would love to know if you have any tips to help in this process. I am 31 and a wife and mom of an 18 month old. I don't have a lot of weight to lose however I would like to feel better. Thank you for your amazing blog and for sharing your inspiring story!! I look forward to trying your recipes! Keep doing what you're are truly an inspiration!!

  2. Hi heather. You're story is a,axing. Thanks for sharing it ! I wonder if you could add Pinterest to your recipes so we can share them. Thanks x