Oh my how lovely to be able to sit and write without distraction. My little baby has just started pulling himself up to standing and I can’t take my eyes off him for 30 seconds. Luckily his papa gets him all snuggled up to go for walks in the morning. So somewhere between watching Mav crawl and climb all over the place I fit in good food. I gave the baby a bucket of onions to play with and set to work making these sticky honey garlic spare ribs from a local farm. Eating local can be really expensive sometimes but there are certain things that remain affordable. Buying cheaper cuts that need a little more lovin’ is a good way to save a buck. These rich, meaty ribs go really well with kimchi, you can buy it or make your own but it’s high probiotic zing pairs oh so nicely.
The days have become dark and short all of a sudden, sometimes I feel like I’m living in a cloud this high up in the mountains. There are rare days when it clears and you see the snow capped beauty in full shine, I love those days. I received this gentle reminder the other day that winter is all about going within, that our ancestors before electricity would’ve been sleeping for 12 hours at this time of year. Remembering to take it easy is so important. I get really hard on myself about not.doing.enough. when really I know that I do what I can, the time and space will come, but for now, it is what it is!
- 2 lbs pork spare ribs
- 2 Tbs honey
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbs coconut aminos or tamari
- 1 Tbs sesame seeds
- green onions-chopped for garnish
- cilantro- chopped for garnish
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Combine honey, garlic, sesame oil, tamari and sesame seeds and cover the ribs on both sides in a baking dish.
- You can let them marinate for a few hours or throw them in the oven, covered with foil right away for 1 hour.
- Turn oven to broil for the last 3-5 minutes of cooking, remove foil and watch them closely so they don't burn.
- Serve with the sauce from the bottom of the pan poured over the ribs and an additional drizzle of honey, sprinkled with green onion and cilantro