BBQ pork chop with sauteed black berries and twice baked potato

Something that always puts me in a summer mood is when it is warm enough to barbecue, and one of the things that is great for barbecuing is pork.

I created this dish for the 3rd round of madbloggerudfordringens. The savory part of the challenge had to contain three ingredients. Pork, berries and leafy green vegetables.

As spice for my chops I have used some classic spices as juniper berries, garlic and fresh rosemary. As a side I have made a twice baked potato, where the contents have been taken out and mixed with savoy cabbage and crisp pancetta and put back in the oven. The other side is black berries sauteed in balsamic vinegar og honey.

I hope you think it is an interesting dish. It tasted great :D

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Homemade chili oil

Homemade chili oil is a great thing to have in your refrigerator. You can fry in it to give an extra punch, or pour it directly over your dish or salat if you need a bit of heat.

The best thing is that it does not take more than a couple of minutes to throw together, so what are you sitting there reading for? Get a pot and get started ;)

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Homemade sugar-free red currant jelly

Red currant jelly is another Danish classic. I could not imagine eating meatloaf without red currant jelly, but it is also great with most pork dishes and game.

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It can also be wonderful on top of a freshly baked warm bun with melting butter and excellent piece of cheese. I’ll often have a bowl of skyr for breakfast and I’ll put in a couple of tablespoons of jelly. A spoonful in the gravy, makes the most wonderful sauce. Only your imagination sets the limits.

Here is the recipe for homemade sugar-free red currant jelly. I hope you will love it.

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Sausage carbonara with whole wheat fettuccine

We love Italian food here at home. Unfortunately pasta is not the most healthy food around, because it is made by finely ground wheat flour, so I have experimented with making my own pasta from hvidhvede and that is delicious. It does require a bit more egg compared to the common pasta dough recipe, which uses about 1 egg per 100 grams of flour.

So here is my version of a healthier sausage carbonara with homemade whole wheat fettuccine. The cream has been replaced with low-fat cooking cream, so it contains less fat, but it is still as creamy. Yummy.

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Homemade sugar-free pickled red cabbage

I am working my way through condiments for meat dishes, though in healthier versions. This time it is classic Danish homemade sugar-free pickled red cabbage. It goes great with pork.

When it comes to pickled red cabbage I am pretty conservative. No nonsense as cinnamon or other heavy spices, the sugar has been replaced with sukrin so there are no calories and bloodsugar rises from the sweetness. Fortsæt med at læse

Healthy summer salad with smoked cheese and skyr

Mayonnaise and creme fraiche-based salads are a staple of toppings of classical Danish open-faced sandwiches, unfortunately they are not very healthy because of the high fat content. Luckily there are alternatives that are much more healthy, and in my opinion can be a lot fresher and more delicious.

So try this delicious healthy summer salad with smoked cheese and skyr and you will not be disappointed.

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Sugar-free, guilt-free, pickled cucumbers

Pickled cucumbers is a super delicious addon for a lot of different meat, it has a great rounded blend of both sour and sweet. Unfortunately the normal version is full of sugar, which means it is not so health, but this version is with sukrin and is completely guilt-free, and close to calorie-free as well.

So if you, like me, love pickled cucumbers with your seared chicken breast, then you should try and make this recipe.

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Super delicious sugar-free strawberry icecream – A summer fling

Summer is time for ice, and one of my personal favourites is strawberry. Since I am diabetic, it is natural for me to make sweet dishes without added sugar, and this also goes for this sugarfree strawberry icecream. It is best to use sun-ripened strawberries, so if you have those available those are certainly your first choice, otherwise I would recommend frozen strawberries, because they are packed when they are ripe, and the texture is not important here. Fortsæt med at læse