Posted at 6:50 am , on June 17, 2014
I love the versatility of pulled pork! Add it to salad bowls, lettuce wraps, cauliflower rice or use as filling for your homemade taco shells. The options are endless and don’t get me started on all of the possible flavour combinations! Ok I’m starting: Smoky BBQ, chipotle, garlicky honey mmm…sooo many delicious flavours! I want them all.
I’m VERY pleased with how this Slow Cooker Sweet Orange Pulled Pork turned out. I implore you, PLEASE – DO NOT SLEEP on this recipe. After slow cooking in citrus and pure maple syrup for 6 hours the pork is falling apart and literally bursting with mouthwatering flavour. Continue reading
Posted at 7:20 am , on January 27, 2014
Have you ever slow cooked dried beans and had them refuse to soften after hours of cooking? I have and it’s not fun.
I can remember more than a few occasions when that has happened to me. However, I think I now have the proper method for cooking perfect beans and I’m happy that I will no longer have to suffer through a sub-par bean dish!
“Most legumes range from 17 to 25% protein, roughly double the protein of grains and higher than that of eggs and most meats”. Rebecca Wood of The New Foods Encycolpedia
That’s a pretty substantial source of protein! I’ve been told that when you combine beans with whole grain rice it becomes a complete protein source for your body. Continue reading
Posted at 11:55 pm , on July 4, 2013
Lentil love can be profound. Rich, creamy, melt in your mouth goodness topped off with excellent nutritional value. For lentils, I’m always in.
Lentils can serve as the base for so many simple, healthy and cheap meals. You can’t get much better for a high nutrition/low cost combo. High protein, high fiber and an excellent source of iron. Power packed into every bite.
What a great way to reduce your weekly intake of meat, yet not compromise on protein. A night or two of “meat free” meals is a great way to add a little detox to your diet. Let your body have a rest from trying to digest heavy meat. Lentils are also wonderfully light on your wallet. A great two-for-one deal.
Added to soup, cooked up into a tasty Indian spiced dahl (see pic below) or added to fresh salads…the options and taste variations are endless. Continue reading