This is a variation on Aarti Sequiera’s Mango Pulled Pork with Peanut Slaw. Here’s the original post: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/winner-aarti-sequeira1/pulled-pork-with-mango-bbq-sauce-recipe-1921724 This is the only pulled pork recipe I make, but I change it up a bit each time. Usually this recipe changes for me based on what I have on hand. But the idea is all Aarti and I think she is brilliant. Here’s my take on … Continue reading Island Pulled Pork w/Indian Peanut Slaw.
Happy Snow Day! AGAIN! Do you live in KC, or anywhere in the Midwest? If so, you’re probably snowed in right now. We are, and we are not sad about it. The Hub and I went to Trader Joe’s early this morning and nailed it with some slow cooker meals, meat for the freezer, and fruits and veggies GALORE!!! Here’s a little tip you probably … Continue reading PREP DAY.
I confess. I’m a self-proclaimed addict of the trendy food-lovers’ salad of today ~ the Buddha Bowl. I could eat one every single day. And it would be really smart for me to do so. It’s full of all the things that really make me feel amazing: fresh, vibrantly-colored vegetables, mostly raw, nuts, seeds, fruits, maybe a little protein or grain added, and a homemade … Continue reading Buddha Bowl Addict.
This is truly a soup for company, y’all. Although, I didn’t know I was going to have company yesterday when I made it. I merely made it because I wanted to get rid of this nasty Seasonal Affective Disorder that’s been lingering for days. But sometimes if you build it, it will come. If you make delicious food, people will come to your house for … Continue reading Curried Carrot Bisque.
It is so gloomy here! And cold and miserable. It’s really not helping my situation, as I trudge (there’s that word again) through the last weeks of this reset. Okay, this is a 21-Day Reset. So this is technically and officially over in 5 days. But I really want to try and go the whole 30 days. I guess I’ll just see what happens, since … Continue reading Day 17.
This post is coming to you late because I‘m really behind on life. And stressed, and unfocused. Praying this will pass! Tuesday night‘s din din was MY kind of food ~ pasta!!! Only, made with Whole 30 compliant ingredients ~ YAHOO! I wanted to make Lidia’s famous Pasta Trio, but I figured only two kinds of “pasta” would do. Here’s what we ate: Sweet Potato … Continue reading Whole 30 Italian Night.
I feel like this is a milestone day! Two weeks we’ve been on this plan, and we haven’t slipped up once! I’m SHOCKED. No one is more shocked than I am. We have passed a few difficult tests, kind of like the Fire Swamp in The Princess Bride? Except our Rodents of Unusual Size are cocktail parties and Wednesday night church choir wine breaks. HA! … Continue reading Day 14!!!
Okay, it’s getting a little too meaty around here. I never thought I’d eat so much meat. But I’m just trying to stay in this reset. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try to give it a rest with the meat. In the meantime, here’s a mouth-watering picture of our dinner ~ pork chops and applesauce! (And waaay too little spinach, but that’s all we had!) I had … Continue reading Pork Chops & Applesauce.
It’s our last Sunday night before our rehearsals begin again. And then we won’t have a single free Sunday evening until the middle of May. So we wanted to celebrate. And also celebrate making it through another weekend on the Whole 30!!!! Yahoo! Here’s what we made tonight: GRILLED STEAK W/CARAMELIZED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS You know, a really nice steak can be split in half … Continue reading Surf & Turf.
Here is a great new hot drink for your Whole 30 enjoyment! CHAI TEA Boil at least 2 cups water and drop in the following: cinnamon sticks cardomom pods allspice or cloves whole star anise pods I bought a chai mix at my local spice store, to make it easier and cheaper. You could even add black peppercorns, or black tea leaves. Steep the aromatics … Continue reading Chai Spiced Hot Apple Cider.