Natural Pork Chops with Roasted Root Veggies

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Natural Pork Chops with Roasted Root Veggies

Cooking with fresh herbs is an incredibly easy way to make great tasting meals – and very easy to do, too!  This dinner requires one oven, one large baking dish and 4 hungry people.  (Adjust quantities as needed!)

  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Boneless Natural Pork Chops
  • 6 Organic Carrots, cut to even sized pieces about 3″ long
  • 6 Organic Parsnips, cut to even sized pieces about 3″ long
  • 12 Green Onions, green tops only, 2″long
  • Sea Salt – to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Sage, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, minced

Preheat oven to 400F.  Prepare spices by combining parsley, sage, thyme and rosemary in small bowl.  Coat baking dish with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Arrange all your veggies, toss with olive oil and salt.  Season with 3 tablespoons of herb mixture and combine well.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, season the pork chops with salt, olive oil and remaining herb mixture.  After the veggies have gotten their head-start in the oven (the 30 minute time is ringing!) top the veggies with seasoned pork chops and return to oven for another 25 minutes, or until pork is done to your liking.  

Yep – It is whole30 compliant and low fodmap, too!

It’s a little different twist on the casseroles of my early days of cooking – but the flavors are amazing!  Hope you enjoy …

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Paleo Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

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Paleo Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Yes.  I was so happy to see Coleman’s Natural Pork in the counter at my local Meijer.  I think you could use this seasoning with other meats, but it was absolutely perfect for the pork roast.  I found this recipe at the paleomom.com site … and modified it just a bit.  Let me know what you think.

  • 1-1/2 lb. Coleman Natural Pork Center Loin Roast (@ $9 from Meijer)
  • 1 T Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 T Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika

Preheat oven to 350.  Blend spices in a small food processor to create a rub.  Massage the rub over the entire roast.  Place roast fat side up on roasting pan.  Cook 20 minutes per pound – until internal temperature reaches 160F.  Remove roast from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 4 at approx. $3 per serving

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I had some fresh organic spinach and organic grape tomatoes – made the perfect side for this dish!