Pork loin can be cubed and put on top of salad for a quick & easy meal solution. (Yes, there is obviously a good bit more pork, cheese, dressing, etc. than there is green stuff on this salad. That's how I roll.)

Pork Gets Who I am

I am guilty of many things. Procrastination. Having too many “irons in the fire”. Having “fine wine taste on a beer budget”. Being totally random. Pork helps me make it through all of these.

A little while back, a grocery store chain here in central Ohio had pork half loins on sale for $1.69. I bought 5. Knowing very well I had to prove to my wife that this was indeed “a very sound purchase”, I travelled home and did what any sane person would do, I cut three of the loins into some pretty amazing chops….about 36 of them.

Pork loin is typically priced at $2-3 per pound, but you can often find it on sale and save a good bit of money!

Pork loin is typically priced at $2-3 per pound, but you can often find it on sale and save a good bit of money!

Buying whole or half pork loin gives you options. I cut some of the loins I bought on sale into thick cut pork chops, divided them into freezer bags and froze them to use later.

Buying whole or half pork loin gives you options. I cut some of the loins I bought on sale into thick cut pork chops, divided them into freezer bags and froze them to use later.

Pork is versatile.

I enjoy cooking with pork (to clarify, I enjoy eating far more than I enjoy cooking, but it’s a vicious cycle I’ve come to grips with) because it allows me creative freedom.

Pork loin easily takes on seasonings and flavors. I am a big fan of dry rubs and smoked meats.

Pork loin easily takes on seasonings and flavors. I am a big fan of dry rubs and smoked meats.

While this is not a scientific statement, It’s my best estimate that pork loin can be used to create somewhere close to 438,754,473 different meals. Aside from pork chops, loin can be used as a roast, cut into cubes for salads or pastas, etc. etc.

Pork loin can be cubed and put on top of salad for a quick & easy meal solution. (Yes, there is obviously a good bit more pork, cheese, dressing, etc. than there is green stuff on this salad. That's how I roll.)

Pork loin can be cubed and put on top of salad for a quick & easy meal solution. (Yes, there is obviously a good bit more pork, cheese, dressing, etc. than there is green stuff on this salad. That’s how I roll.)

Having a mind that goes a couple dozen directions all at the same time, pork lets me be me….and I like that.

About Quinton

Hi! I’m Quinton, director of communications for the Ohio Pork Council….probably better known as the voice of the Ohio Hog Farmers Facebook page. I’m way into Pigs, Cows, Cameras and Food!


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