Slow Cooker Clean Shredded Pork served 2 ways

Slow Cooker Clean Shredded Pork

  • 4-5 pounds boneless pork shoulder, excess fat trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoon himilayan pink salt
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 4 ounce can mild diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Place pork in crock. Mix the remaining ingredients and add to top of pork. Set the heat to low and cook for 8-10 hours, until hot and cooked through. Shred the meat with two forks.

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**Serve on top of this healthy slaw or bun of choice with sauce.

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PORK CARNITA EL’FRESCO 

Ingredients for Carnitas el Fresco:

  • brown rice, sprouted, or ezekial tortillas or use a lettuce leaf
  • Lime wedges
  • tomato wedges
  • sliced red onion
  • avocado slices
  • sea salt or HImilayan pink salt
  • cilantro

Fill tortilla or lettuce leaf with pork, squeeze lime wedge, sprinkle with sea salt, top with sliced red onion, tomato wedges, cilantro, and sliced avocados. COOK ONCE, EAT TWICE!

The toppings:

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IN LETTUCE WRAPS

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OR TRY IT ON TORTILLA OF YOU CHOICE. I suggest Ezekial Sprouted Grain tortilla or Brown Rice tortilla.

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I just love the flavor of these. Fresh and delicious! Enjoy!

 

Dairy Free Pumpkin Ice Cream with Whipped Coconut Cream and Honey Cinnamon Walnuts

Pumpkin Ice Cream

  • 4 medium bananas
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend in Vitamix. Pour mixture in a glass container to freeze. Stir every once in while. Take out of freezer 15 minutes before serving. If you would like a smoother more soft serve style, add back to Vitamix with a little almond or coconut milk and blend. Scoop into serving dish, top with whipped coconut cream, and Honey Cinnamon Walnuts.

Whipped Coconut Cream

  • 1 big can coconut cream (not coconut milk) refrigerated overnight
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP raw honey (more or less to taste)

Refrigerate your mixing bowl or your Vitamix container so it is cold when you are ready to whip the cream. Add ingredients into Vitamix. Blend until whipped. Top your pumpkin ice cream with this. It is also delicious on berries.

or this is what I do with the little can. So many variations so make it to suit your taste.

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I find coconut cream at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

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Even more special served in my Grandma Irene’s dishes to some amazing friends!

 

Hearty Chicken and White Bean Chili for a Crowd

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HEARTY CHICKEN AND WHITE BEAN CHILI

  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 64 ounces organic chicken broth (reduced sodium)
  • 1 jar salsa verde
  • 1 can (16 ounces), fire roasted tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 can mild diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, off the bone, and shredded
  • 3 cans organic white beans, rinsed and drained (I like the simply balanced organic boxed ones from Target)
  • 1 bag organic frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Sea salt or Himilayan Pink Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • *optional (crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne, or hot sauce)

DIRECTIONS
Heat the oil in a large soup kettle. Sauté the onion and garlic until tender over medium heat.. Add the broth, salsa verde, tomatoes and juice, chiles, and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, beans, and corn. Simmer for 15 minutes or longer. Season with salt, pepper and optional spices.

*This makes a really big batch so feel free to cut in half. I like to make extra to eat during the week and to have a few servings to freeze.

Top with toppings of your choice:

  • crushed tortillas
  • greek yogurt (squeeze lime and fresh cilantro in for a tasty greek yogurt topping)
  • shredded cheese
  • avocados
  • tomatoes
  • scallions
  • red onion
  • cilantro
  • olives
  • fresh lime wedges
  • jalapeños, seeded and chopped

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So filling, healthy, and DELISH!

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