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Balsamic Blueberry Pork Sirloin

No, this isn’t dessert.  It’s the main course!

Pan seared pork sirloin with a balsamic blueberry sauce.

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Blueberries are in-season and I have a huge container in my fridge so I googled around trying to figure out a way to use it as a topping for pork.  Most recipes were full of sugar or ingredients that I didn’t have, so I came up with my own:

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  • 1 heaping cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1/8c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8c balsamic vinegar
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp cornstarch

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Combine all ingredients except cornstarch and let bubble away over medium heat for approximately 20 mins.  Reduce heat and add cornstarch (I didn’t measure it so I guestimate around 1 tbsp) whisk so that sauce thickens.  Let sit before serving.

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Like I said, I served over pork sirloin but this would be great over grilled chicken too.

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Rounded out the meal with a salad. Baby spinach, strawberry slices, cucumber & sunflower seeds.  No need for dressing, the blueberry sauce worked like a charm!

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I LOVED the combo.  Hubby not so much.  He’s not a balsamic fan. :( Lots of leftovers for me though!

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If you try this, please let me know what you think!

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A few week ago CheeCha sent me a couple bags of Puffs to try.  I took a bunch of pics and we enjoyed working our way through the bags…and then I accidentally deleted my camera ate the pictures. 😉 Luckily I was able to find the same flavours at Bulk Barn this past weekend and the post lives on!

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CheeCha Puffs begin with wholesome potato flour and potato starch. They are air puffed to keep the natural potato flavour, then lightly misted with sunflower oil and sprinkled with the finest seasonings.

There are several flavours available.  Included in my package were Triple Cheese & Sea Salt and Spiced Pepper.  They also sent a coupon,  which I used to buy the Sea Salt & Vinegar.  I was hoping to find the Blue Cheese but didn’t have any luck.

Triple Cheese:
These were good! The same type of texture as rice chips with a nice cheesy flavour. :)

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And with nutrition information like this, they’re great alternative to calorie-laden cheesies!    Yes, that really does read 90 calories for 2 cups!  I also want to point out that unlike most low calorie/low fat chip alternatives, these guys aren’t loaded with sodium either.

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I won’t lie, I didn’t care for the Sea Salt & Spiced Pepper ones.  But hubby happily took them off my hands. 😉 Haven’t had a chance to try the Salt & Vinegar ones but have a feeling they’ll be good!  I’ll let you know.

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I weighed in this morning and have tracked every bite.  Managed to include an iced coffee into the budget, was in desperate need of caffeine!  Oh Mondays.

Now I’m off to get ready for a run with hubby! I am running for FUN only.  No pressure in regards to time or distance.  Training for the half this Spring really made me hate running and not want to ever do it again.  We are starting slowly, since he’s never ran before, with Couch to 5K.  I’m excited! Enjoyable exercise,  right Vanessa?

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