Last week I received a beautiful bunch of fresh basil from my CSA and I wanted to do something with it immediately. The fragrance that filled the car on our way home from the farm was enough to convince me that something with fresh basil had to be made that very evening. I also happened to have a good amount of fresh pasture raised pork in my freezer thanks to our friends here locally who raise happy hogs. Below is what I made with our yummy pork and fresh basil.
Someone asked me on my Facebook page to post more slow cooker recipes which was quite coincidental because yesterday, as I was reading that particular post, I was unpacking a giant pork roast that I intended to make into pulled pork. This is about the easiest meal a person could make and so versatile. This morning we ate the pulled pork with eggs and tonight I’ll make some Purple Cabbage Slaw to eat along with the pork and I’ll maybe even make a salad out of it for lunch tomorrow; if there is any left (which I doubt there will be….)
Bacon wrapped figs you ask? Yes. Bacon wrapped figs. I know it sounds weird, looks crazy, and yet; I promise they taste like something wrapped in bacon should taste – which is delicious. I picked up some beautiful organic black figs (which happen to be in season right now) from Trader Joes the other day and with the help of little Row Row we went to work! [Read more...]
It was mentioned in Paleo Talk 14 that I would finally get around to documenting and posting one of my food items. The first one I decided on is curry. Much of the information and ingredients are similar to Sarah’s green curry. We differ in a few of the prep steps and brands used so this will add another angle on how to make a super easy meal. I call this Red or Green because the steps are pretty much the same no matter which paste you have. The Red is spicier and has more chili and shrimp aroma. The Green is crisper and refreshing with strong Kaffir lime flavor. [Read more...]
Pancit is a Filipino dish made with meat, noodles, and veggies and seasoned with soy sauce. My husband’s grandfather on his mom’s side was born and raised in the Philippines and passed his cultural and traditions on to his family, especially through the food! It’s been years since my husband has had homemade pancit and after talking about the dish yesterday we remembered how great my recent Sausage n’ Cabbage Noodle dish was and decided to try using the same method for pancit! [Read more...]
Is it really only Tuesday? I have crammed so much into the last two days that my body is screaming FRIDAY but my jam packed calendar is telling me otherwise. Look forward to a post that I’ll put up tomorrow with more details about my book – including an actual release date! Yes, I’m teasing you a bit but hopefully that means you will check in with me tomorrow for all the juicy details. [Read more...]