Pork is rich in protein, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins B1 and B12, which are especially important during pregnancy and when breast-feeding.
- Ask butcher for crown-style pork loin with ribs.
- Grind garlic, salt and spices into a thick paste with a mortar and pestle. Rub on all surfaces of rib roast, inside and out, and season with pepper.
- Arrange meat in a deep baking dish and pour in beef stock. It doesn’t have to cover the meat; it just helps prevent it from drying out. Cover roast with aluminum foil and bake for one hour at 350 °F. Remove foil and bake for an additional half-hour. Check doneness by piercing center of crown. If juice is clear, this means it’s done. If juice is pink, continue baking for another 20 minutes.
- Slice and serve with rice, if desired.