Crispy Cider Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps.

Crispy Cider Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps.

If you’ve been following me for some time you may not realize that I like to be healthy, like really healthy. I work out almost every day and eat healthy (most of the time). This might come as a surprise because most of what I create and post here isn’t necessarily about living a healthy lifestyle. The reason? I also like bacon, beer, and cider, oh and jelly beans (can’t forget about jelly beans!). My desire to have a ripped six pack and my desire to eat and drink tasty things are at complete odds with each other. Which, I think, is a pretty normal experience for most of us and like most of us my love for food and drink beats my desire for a six pack. The struggle is real. This is also why, thehesitantchef.com is about food, beer, and cider and isn’t a health blog. I’m a chef first and a fitness instructor second. 

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Braised Pork Belly with Quail Eggs and Stewed Tomatoes

Braised Pork Belly with Quail Eggs and Stewed Tomatoes

Ever since I discovered the locally owned bluesky supermarket I've been inspired to cook more! The place is full of ingredients that were previously hard to come by in my town but aren't now! Sometimes I will just walk through the isles to see what they have to get the creative juices flowing. This is precisely how todays blog came about.

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