Lechona, Colombian Stuffed Pig

This is a continuation of our Colombian trip this past New Years. This is a traditional dish that is served for special occasions, this time it was served for New Years. It’s originally from the Tolima region of Colombia, but we were staying in Cundinamarca next door in the town of Tocaima.  This popular dish consists of…

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Roasted Pork Shoulder

Another one of my mom’s treasures…and old time favorite from my childhood. Please try this simple dish – it will surely satisfy and be easy on your wallet. Fantastic – we’ll post her red cabbage very soon. Ingredients 5 – 6 lb pork shoulder bone in sea salt lightly rubbing shoulder completley 4 large cloves…

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Cubed Pork Shoulder in Sauerkraut

This is a traditional dish from the “old country” – Austria.  Since my mom is here she’s been busy cooking various delicious oldies such as this recipe from my grandma.  Sauerkraut, as with other fermented foods, has numerous health benefits and combining this with pork makes for an easy and savory dish.  This is also…

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Ham Hock Soup

This is one of our favorites, fresh pork hocks boiled with great local fresh veggies into an amazingly hearty soup filled with great nutrition and delicious meat and tasty bone marrow. We both grew up with this powerhouse meal, but since my mom is visiting from Austria, she made these awesome Meat Shop AZ fresh…

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Thai Ground Pork in Coconut Milk

We’d like to provide you with an alternative to ground beef or turkey for a change  – PORK. We love wonderful lean local pork as you know in just about any form.  Please give our Thai inspired dish a try, it’s fast and very easy and super healthy. We served it here with some yellow…

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Spicy Pork Ribs

Oh, my our friend Zach and us devoured these amazingly tasty ribs, pork and beef alike, from none other than the Meat Shop. One word:  Unbelievable! Ingredients 2 full racks pork ribs 1 tbsp sesame oil 1/2 tbsp virgin coconut oil 1 inch grated ginger 2 Tbsp DIY Sriracha sauce 2 Tbsp Coconut Secret Coconut…

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Pork Loin Filets in Free the Animal Reduction

One of my husband’s presents to me…as we are working up to my birthday. I am spoiled and loving it. 🙂 Sauce Ingredients for 2 servings- inspired by Richard Nikoley @ Free The Animal and his recent post — Leangains: The Dietary Approach 1 Cup of Red Wine 2 Cups of Organic Beef Stock – we used…

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Ratatouille & Pork Chops

Ratatouille is a traditional French dish that is simply mixed vegetables baked in a casserole dish.  There are hundreds of ways to prepare this savory dish and most of the recipes you’ll find are already Paleo, or nearly so.  We made ours with some squashes that are in season and available at our farmer’s market.  For the…

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Butternut Squash Tamarind Curry

Busy week, busy day for me, but all great! I called my love on the way home to let him know that I was on my way home, and he surprised me by telling me that he had already started our fabulous dinner. I am so lucky! So tonight’s dish is comprised of Butternut Squash…

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Papaya Pork Center Rib Roast

We recently discovered an amazing new meat supplier. The Meat Shop. We were like two kids in a candy shop! Amazing cuts of meat, fabulous juicy thick pork chops among many different other choices. A must visit! Our family came for a fun day in the sun and enjoyed this ultra delicious Papaya Pork Center…

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