Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sauteed Pork Loin with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

So I am not the hugest fan of pork, but when made right…..drool. My motto is that garlic makes everything better. It really makes my world go round. So of course my pork must have garlic - or even better, a garlic SAUCE. I’m really drooling thinking about this dish. I made this using whatever I had in my freezer, so this time it was some boneless pork loin chops. However, it would be even BETTER using pork tenderloin cut into medallions (as the recipe I found for this originally called for).
I really like multigrain and whole wheat pasta, however, I have recently discovered Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta. Love it and check out the nutritional info because this stuff is comparable to the organic wheat stuff. I served my pork with the smart taste pasta sauteed with escarole (fav) and garlic. Simple, but delish.

Sauteed Pork with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

Half Marathon - who me?

If someone had told me a few years back that today I would be training for a half marathon I would have laughed (obnoxiously) in their face – more in disbelief that such an idea could be possible rather than it actually being funny.
 I played volleyball in high school and DREADED the measly 12 minute warm up run every single day. It is truly incredible how you can change your body and mind. I must admit, I don’t think I would be where I am today without my coach (aka boyfriend, ha). Matt has been a runner his whole life, competing in track and whatnot, so when we started running together it was hard for him to understand my struggle. I was huffing-puffing-grunting and on the verge of puking after the first half mile (so sad, I know). With his help it is a completely different story now, which I am so incredibly happy to say. I am a self-proclaimed couch potato turned 5k a day runner! And with EASE! It is the best feeling in the world to overcome such a physical struggle.