Note: This drawing is now closed. JustcookNYC on a diet? No, that’s not happening, but this recipe for Pork Chops with Maple-Glazed Apples and Polenta comes from the brand-new book, The Joy Fit Club. If you don’t already know, Joy Bauer hosts a great segment on the Today show, featuring dieters who have lost more than 100 pounds. The book, publishing this week, features incredibly inspiring stories of the dieters, great tips and advice for weight loss, and recipes too.
A bonus to this recipe for me — it’s gluten-free. You make polenta seasoned with sage. The boneless pork chops, trimmed of excess fat of course, are seasoned with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. After you cook the chops, you add sliced apples and a little water to deglaze the skillet. Just before serving, you toss the apples with maple syrup (mmmm!). It’s such a great combination of flavors and textures, whether you’re trying to lose weight or not, this is great food. If you’re still reading (and live in the U.S. or Canada), post a comment here if you’d like to be entered into a drawing for a copy of The Joy Fit Club. A winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the day on April 26. Good luck!