Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Dinner, lunch, Recipes

This recipe is so incredibly easy and DELICIOUS! You just throw everything in the crock pot, let it cook for hours, and BAM you’re done!

I love how versatile this recipe is! You can use leftovers in pizza, a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, mac and cheese, creamy enchiladas, etc!! It goes well with anything and it will feed the entire family!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!!

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yields: 5-6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 lbs boneless pork shoulder (aka pork butt)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • pineapple salsa (optional but delicious)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce of choice

DIRECTIONS:

  • Season the pork with a generous amount of salt and pepper then sprinkle the cumin all over the pork. Place the seasoned pork in the slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the toppings- garlic, salsa, and barbecue sauce then cover and set on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Take the pork out of the crock pot and into a bowl to shred then place back in with the juices. (Please note, if you want the fat removed you can just save the juices in a measuring cup and place it in the fridge or on top of ice so the fat hardens on top. Simply trim and remove the fat then cover the pork with the juices).

A few side dish ideas are:

  • Mac and Cheese
  • Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
  • Buttery Biscuits

**Notes**

*These store well in the fridge for 5-6 days! And you may freeze for longer*

Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

lunch, Recipes

This bowl is so delightful for lunch. It can be eaten either cold or hot. I personally prefer to heat it up before eating it. I meal prep the ingredients ahead of time which makes it SO EASY to throw together in the morning for lunch in the afternoon. It’s easy to whip up if you have the roasted sweet potato cooked.

You can substitute pretty much any kind of meat, or veggies here! But this combination is heaven.

Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe: Yields 1 Buddha Bowl

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4-6 Cups Baby Spinach
  • 1/4 Chopped Avocado
  • Micro Greens * (optional but helps boost nutrients)
  • 4 oz. Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Sweet Potato
  • 2 Tablespoons Hummus
  • Coconut or Olive Oil for Cooking

DIRECTIONS:

  • Start by heating a non-stick skillet, and adding a little bit of oil.
  • Add your spinach. It won’t take too long for it to cook and wilt. It may seem like a lot of spinach but it will get smaller once it’s sauteed. You can add bell peppers, or mushrooms here to boost the flavor and a little bit of salt and pepper if you wish.
  • Next, assemble the bowl. Place the cooked spinach, then the rest of the ingredients and top with hummus.
  • If you meal prep this recipe, simply heat it up in the microwave for 1:30-2 minutes and then stir it all up and eat it.

*Note – this recipe stores well in the fridge for about 3-4 days!*

Bon apettite!

Hilda ❤

Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

lunch, Recipes, salads

Are you ready for an amazing, healthy, delicious lunch recipe? This is my FAVORITE salad, and i’ve been making it for YEARS…that’s right…YEARS. It’s fresh, healthy, and keeps me full for hours.

Not to brag but I do get complements on how pretty this salad looks when I go out to eat with my office colleagues! It’s quite funny actually. It’s as delicious as it looks, and perfect all year round.

You can easily assemble 4-5 of these salads in tightly sealed tubs for that busy week meal prep! They store beautifully in the fridge all week long.

To make this an easy meal prep:

  1. Chop and roast a couple lbs of sweet potatoes. I drizzle olive oil on them, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and bake them in a cookie tray at 450 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Store them in a freezer bag in the freezer making it easy to just add on top of this yummy salad or any dish!
  2. Grill your chicken in advance, and then chop it up. I love buying chicken tenderloins and marinating them with lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper then grilling them for about 6-8 minutes on each side until juices run clear and internal temp is about 365 F.
  3. To assemble- grab a 7-8 cup plastic storage tub, and place the greens first, then the rest of the ingredients on top (except for the nuts).
  4. Roast the nuts in advance then divide them individually into snack baggies or wrap them in foil and then pour on top of the salad before eating.
  5. Put the dressing in 1/4 Cup containers individually as well so you can drizzle onto the salad just before eating.

Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe: Yields 1 Big Salad or 2 Side Salads

INGREDIENTS:

For the Salad-

  • 5 oz. Roughly Chopped Raw Kale (or 2 Cups)
  • 1/4 Chopped Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Diced Sweet Potato
  • 2 Tablespoons Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 4 oz. Chopped Grilled Chicken Breast (about 1 Cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons Nut and Raisin Trail Mix

For the Dressing-

  • 1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • salt & pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  • Start by making the salad dressing. In a small bowl whisk olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper until creamy and dressing consistency.
  • Next, remove the tough stems from the kale leaves and chop them into small pieces, so that the salad is easy to eat. Add the kale to the bowl of dressing, and use your hands to “massage” the dressing into the kale. The kale should soften and shrink as you do this.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients on top, and mix everything together! For an extra kick of flavor, you can roast the nut and raisin mix over some foil in the toaster oven until they are nice and golden. Let them cool, chop them up, then add them to the salad.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Hilda ❤

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Pizza Crust

Dinner, Recipes

This pizza crust is so divine! I’ve made this crust so many times for years, and it never gets old. It’s the perfect flavor, and has the perfect texture- crisp and chewy. It’s also super versatile, and you can even use it to make empanadas, pretzels, bread sticks, or even calzone’s! For a healthy twist you can make it with whole wheat flour or both whole wheat and all purpose flour. You can bake it as you would in a pizza oven or a traditional oven, and i’ve provided instructions on how to do so below. Also make sure to check out my delicious Pork Tenderloin Pizza recipe it’s my picky eater husband’s favorite! 🙂

Pizza Crust

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe: Yields 2 12-inch Pizzas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water ( 100-110 Degrees F)
  • 3 Cups (384 grams) Whole Wheat or All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

DIRECTIONS:

Preparing the dough:

  • Start by activating your yeast. Mix 2 1/4 Teaspoons of Dry Active yeast (or 1 packet) with the sugar, then add in the water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, ( I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the hook attachment but you can use a bowl and knead with your hands) mix 2 cups of flour, salt, oil, and the warm yeast water and mix until a sticky dough forms, then slowly add in the 3rd cup of flour.
  • Knead or mix just until it forms a dough. If the dough is too dry you can incorporate a little bit of warm water (it will be a sticky dough).
  • In a medium bowl drizzle a little bit of oil and place the dough on top and cover it with plastic wrap or a damp towel. Let it rise for 2 hours.
  • On a floured surface knead the dough 10 times until it springs back when you sink your finger into it.
  • Place it back into the bowl for another 10 minutes or put it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  • You can make two 12 inch pizzas or one 24 inch pizza! It also depends on the thickness you prefer.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to baking.

Baking The Pizza:

  • Preheat the oven to 500 Degrees F and place your pizza pan ( I use a rectangle cookie sheet) in the oven (this allows the pan to get nice and hot for the ultimate crust!)
  • On a silicone baking mat or parchment paper roll out your pizza dough and top it with your favorite toppings!
  • Carefully open the oven ( it will be very hot so use oven mitts).
  • Pull out the oven rack with the pizza pan and place the pizza on top (yes, the silicone mat or parchment paper will be under the pizza itself and on top of the pan while baking).
  • Bake the pizza for about 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the crust.
  • Carefully transfer the pizza onto a cutting board and slice it with a pizza cutter and enjoy!

-Hilda