Friday, July 17, 2015

Banana Egg "Porridge"

*Laura discovered this recipe when we were doing "Whole 30" which is no grains, no dairy, no sugar for a month. It is a really tasty, healthy alternative to regular breakfast cereals.

1 heaping tsp coconut oil
1 banana
2 eggs
1 T coconut flour
Chia seeds
Coconut milk

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add banana and smash together. Add eggs and cook as if you were making scrambled eggs. After stirring together well for a few minutes, add about a tablespoon of coconut milk (I eyed it). Continue cooking. After eggs are well set, sprinkle with the coconut flour and a dash of chia seeds. Continue cooking until done, adding more coconut milk as needed. Remove from heat and spoon into a bowl. Top with fresh berries, sliced almonds, unsweetened coconut, and as much coconut milk as you want to get a “porridge” feel.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Balsamic Pulled Pork

3-4 lbs pork tenderloin
5 dates (without pits)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
3 cloves garlic
1 onion

-Blend dates, vinegar, coconut aminos, garlic, and half of the onion in a blender or food processor.
-Spray your crockpot with non-stick spray and place pork tenderloin on the bottom.
-Cover with 1/2 of the sauce (save remaining sauce for later).
-Top with remaining onion.
-Season with salt and pepper.
-Cook on low for 6-8 hours (or high for 4-5 hours) until the pork pulls apart easily.
-Shred with two forks.
-Serve with remaining sauce.*

*When I made it, I forget to reserve any of the sauce, and it still tasted great.

Serve over buns, sweet potato buns, or baked potato.  My friend Taryn loves it over a baked sweet potato with a slaw-like salad on top.